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ECB announces Hundred will start in July with women’s match at Oval

Manchester Originals to face Oval Invincibles on 21 JulyKieron Pollard and Meg Lanning drafted by Welsh FireIt has been reviled, then delayed. Now the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced the Hundred will start with a standalone match from the…

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Jonny Bairstow defends England rotation despite Sam Curran setback

All-rounder Curran to miss Test series due to logistical issuesBairstow says a ‘mental and physical refresh is really important’Jonny Bairstow has defended England’s rotation policy despite it emerging that Sam Curran has been ruled out of the rest of …

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Axar Patel, the late call-up ready to torment England on home ground | Tanya Aldred

The left-arm spinner, who took seven wickets on his Test debut, will be a key player when Joe Root’s side visit AhmedabadIn all the noise about India’s most crushing defeat of England on home soil, of Ravichandran Ashwin’s miracles with bat and ball, o…

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The Spin | ‘The boys are obsessed’: lockdown has not stopped budding young cricketers

Families have found ingenious ways to keep playing despite Covid-19 lockdowns bringing amateur cricket to a haltIt was on one of those dutiful lockdown-three walks, double-socked, chilblains heavy in coat pocket, that I first saw it. There, behind a he…

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India’s Rishabh Pant catches England out as Foakes offers brief resistance | Tanya Aldred

The bubbling superstar of Indian cricket delivers yet another cameo while England’s scene-stealer was their invisible manEven as England stumble-tripped through the desert sands of the Chennai pitch, it was, for two men, the best of times. The first, R…

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England say pitch is ‘challenging’ after Mark Waugh slams Chennai surface

England dismissed for 134 in reply to India’s 329Former players hit out at turning strip on day twoEngland played a straight bat after play on the second day at Chennai, as accusations of an unfit pitch swirled around the social media bear pit.The tour…

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Jimmy Anderson not guaranteed to face India in second Test, admits Silverwood

England head coach ‘not reluctant to change a winning team’Ben Foakes will come in to replace homebound Jos ButtlerEngland’s head coach, Chris Silverwood, has refused to guarantee Jimmy Anderson will start England’s second Test against India on Saturda…

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The Spin | Dom Sibley shows the stoicism and pragmatism of the serial grafter

With his crucial knock at Galle, the England opener displayed the calmness under pressure that makes him so admirableWhen, on the last day of the series, professional irritant behind the stumps Niroshan Dickwella asked Dom Sibley if he’d be opening the…

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The Spin | 2020 exposed women’s cricket’s place in hierarchy after upbeat start

A year that began with a record T20 crowd ends with fears Covid may deepen inequalities in the women’s gameFive years ago in an Australian boardroom, Kevin Roberts, the current chief executive of Cricket Australia, scratched his chin and suggested it m…

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The Spin | 2020 exposed women’s cricket’s place in hierarchy after upbeat start

A year that began with a record T20 crowd ends with fears Covid may deepen inequalities in the women’s gameFive years ago in an Australian boardroom, Kevin Roberts, the current chief executive of Cricket Australia, scratched his chin and suggested it m…

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The Spin | Cricket must make bold climate choices in post-Covid world

Protests at Australia v India against a damaging coal project are a reminder that the game must not shirk its responsibilitiesLast Sunday, Steve Smith fidgeted to his second successive 62-ball century against India. The night before, Sydney broiled in …

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South Africa v England: second men’s T20 international – live!

Live updates from Boland Park, Paarl, 12.30pm GMT startSam Curran says IPL made him stronger for T20s in South AfricaFeel free to email Tanya or tweet @TJAldred 12.30pm GMT Out swagger Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma to attack those big Boland bounda…

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The Spin | Commonwealth Games T20 can help ignite huge 2022 for women’s cricket

The Birmingham Games host the first women’s tournament and marks cricket’s welcome return after a 20-year absenceThe last time cricket appeared in the Commonwealth Games, in 1998, England paused, filed their nails, and decided it wasn’t for them. The o…

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Anger at football academies’ girls being stood down while boys can play on

Disparity during lockdown raises fresh inequality fearsDevelopment squads not under government’s elite protocolsThe new national lockdown has revealed the inequality that still exists between the provision of girls’ and boys’ football at the highest le…

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The Spin | ‘Everyone loved him’: Jason Gillespie leaves England as a national treasure

Former Australia bowler returns home doused in good wishes for his successes as a coach and his progressive outlookOn 4 October, Jason Gillespie planted a tweet – a memoji and the words “England – it’s been a pleasure”. After three years coaching at Su…

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England v West Indies: fourth women’s T20 international – live!

Over-by-over updates from the match, 6pm BST startNat Sciver’s barrage helps England clinch T20 seriesContact Tanya on email or Twitter with you thoughts 5.50pm BST Heather Knight doing a long interview on Sky – she’s got great tenacity when it comes t…

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Somerset v Essex: Bob Willis Trophy final, day four – live!

Updates from the fourth day’s play at Lord’sCook hits stylish century for Essex before Somerset fight backEmail Tanya here or tweet @tjaldred 10.50am BST 102 overs: Essex 291-6 (Porter 8, Wheater 10) Wheater tucking into some loose stuff from Overton, …

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Somerset v Essex: Bob Willis Trophy final, day three – live!

Updates from the third day’s play at Lord’s Day two report: Cook ups Essex tempoEmail Tanya here or tweet @tjaldred 10.27am BST A flavour of Lord’s.NW8, September 2020. pic.twitter.com/hMQHWrWjG8 10.21am BST If anyone would like to send in some questio…

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Somerset v Essex: Bob Willis Trophy final, day two – live!

Over-by-over report from the action at Lord’sEssex edge day one despite Byrom’s defiance for SomersetAnd you can email Tanya, tweet @tjaldred or post BTL 10.33am BST The players are out and Jamie Porter has the ball in his hand… 10.31am BST Gary Nayl…

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Somerset v Essex: Bob Willis Trophy final – live!

Live updates from county cricket’s five-day final at Lord’sThe Spin awards: a biosecure summer of unsung heroesDrop Tanya an email | Tweet @tjaldred 11.05am BST 8th over: Somerset 12-1 (Green 3, Abell 9) Supreme though Cook and Porter are, you can’t h…