abandoned
1st T20I (N), Northampton, Jun 18 2019, West Indies Women tour of England and Ireland
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Match centre 
Commentator: Valkerie Baynes

8.15pm: The match has been abandoned without a ball being bowled. Umpires Jeremy Lloyds and Rob Bailey have just had a walk around under umbrellas while the rain continued to fall and decided that there was no prospect of play.

Please join us on Friday for the second match in this T20I series, which will also be played in Northampton, and in the meantime, keep those fingers crossed for clear skies!

7.45pm: ICYMI ... you haven't missed a thing. The toss has been delayed by heavy rain, which hasn't stopped yet. An update on the latest time that play can begin for a five-overs-per-side match is 9.15pm local time. We'll let you know as soon as there is any news on a possible mop-up and start.

6.45pm: Good evening. A quick update from the first T20I between England Women and West Indies Women ... it's raining heavily in Northampton and the toss has been delayed.

With England looking to extend their 13-match winning streak across all formats and West Indies looking to atone for their 3-0 drubbing in the ODI series, showers settled in some time ago and the covers remain on. The cut-off for a start is 9.15pm local time for a game comprising five overs per side. We'll keep you posted on progress towards a match as updates come to hand.

In the meantime, Australian wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy has made a rather bold prediction about her side's hopes against England in the Women's Ashes starting next month. Happy reading and here's hoping there's some live play soon.

PLAYING XI
PLAYER
ROLE
Jenny Gunn Allrounder
Katherine Brunt Bowling allrounder
Laura Marsh Opening batter
Sarah Taylor Wicketkeeper batter
Danni Wyatt Top order batter
Anya Shrubsole Bowler
Tammy Beaumont Opening batter
Kate Cross Bowler
Heather Knight (c)Middle order batter
Fran Wilson Middle order batter
Amy Jones Wicketkeeper batter
Nat Sciver Allrounder
Lauren Winfield-Hill Batter
Linsey Smith -
Sophie Ecclestone Bowler
Match details
County Ground, Northampton
Tossno toss
SeriesWest Indies Women tour of England and Ireland
Season2019
Series result3-match series level 0-0
Match numberT20I no. 000668a
Match days18 June 2019 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
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Jeremy Lloyds
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Rob Bailey
TV Umpire
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Mike Burns