England recorded their first win of the Quad Series in their final game, but Jade Clarke took all the headlines as she set a new caps record.
The Roses centre has been a mainstay of the team and cap number 129 against South Africa in Melbourne on Sunday cements her place in the record books, and she looks like she is showing no signs of letting up.
Tracey Neville started the Adelaide Thunderbirds mid-courter for the third game in succession in the inaugural event and once again Clarke’s influence was huge as England chalked up a well deserved first victory having lost against New Zealand and Australia.
Ever the team member, Clarke was quick to reveal how important a win was and the two events combined made for a memorable night at the Margaret Court Arena.
“It’s such a special day but I’m so relived as we wanted a win so badly,” Clarke said courtside after the Roses 57-44 win over the Proteas.
“Every time I get out of bed in the morning I want to change history with these girls so it’s special to make some history with these girls.”
England ended the Quad Series in third place behind winners Australia who beat New Zealand in the final game of the tournament and after the popularity of the event, the competition will come to England in 2017.
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