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‘No let up’: unfinished business for Australia despite retaining Women’s Ashes | Geoff Lemon

Ominously for their opponents, there is a grudge that lives on in a few Australian heartsIf you spoke to Australia’s captain after the Taunton Test match on Sunday, you would have noticed a certain impassiveness. “It’s a good position to be in,” was Me…

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Australia retain Women’s Ashes after drawn Test with England

• Australia 420-8dec & 230-7, England 275-9dec• Ellyse Perry 76 not out in Australia’s second inningsAustralia have retained the Women’s Ashes after the only Test match of the series ended in a draw at Taunton.The visitors chose to bat out the afte…

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Women’s Ashes Test: England v Australia – day four live!

Over-by-over updates from the final day’s play in TauntonAustralia and Molineux turn the screw on EnglandEmail Geoff here or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 10.33am BST As ever, drop me a line at geoff.lemon@theguardian.com, or on Twitter at @GeoffLemonSport. …

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Australia’s strength in depth shines in Women’s Ashes while England stagnate | Geoff Lemon

Day three performances from Beth Mooney and debutant Sophie Molineux helped highlight Australian cricket’s rude healthFor a while on the third morning of the Women’s Ashes Test, you could forget about everything but watching Beth Mooney bat. This is on…

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Women’s Ashes: Australia and Sophie Molineux turn the screw on England

• Day three of four: Australia 420-8d, England 199-6• Australia spinner Molineux takes three key wicketsThree days in, the one-off Ashes Test at Taunton looks likely to end in the same way that 60% of women’s Tests have since they moved to being four-d…

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Women’s Ashes: Australia and Sophie Molineux turn the screw on England

• Day three of four: Australia 420-8d, England 199-6• Australia spinner Molineux takes three key wicketsThree days in, the one-off Ashes Test at Taunton looks likely to end in the same way that 60% of women’s Tests have since they moved to being four-d…

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England v Australia: Women’s Ashes Test, day three – live!

Updates from Taunton, play starts at 11am BSTEngland hopes fade as Australia hold firm amid rainEmail Tanya or tweet @tjaldred with your thoughts 11.28am BST 139th over: Australia 357-6 (Mooney 18, Molineux 0) Just a leg bye off another tight over from…

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England set for series defeat with Australia comfortable on sodden day

• Australia 341-5 (Ellyse Perry 116)• Ashes slipping away amid the rain at TauntonEngland have moved a step closer to certain defeat in the Ashes after the second day of the Taunton Test, in which rain wiped out the entire of the afternoon and evening …

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England set for series defeat with Australia comfortable on sodden day

• Australia 341-5 (Ellyse Perry 116)• Ashes slipping away amid the rain at TauntonEngland have moved a step closer to certain defeat in the Ashes after the second day of the Taunton Test, in which rain wiped out the entire of the afternoon and evening …

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England v Australia: Women’s Ashes Test, day two – live!

Updates from the second day of play at TauntonDay one report: Perry turns screw on EnglandLanning as ruthless as Ponting or WaughEmail Geoff or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 10.33am BST Here is your highly detailed local weather update: it was raining earlier…

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Meg Lanning’s Australia are as ruthless as Ponting and Waugh sides

Australia women continue their uncompromising cricket that is suffocating any chance England believe they still have in the AshesThere was a time, when players named Ponting and Waugh were running about, that Australian cricket’s dominant traits were r…

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Women’s Ashes: Advantage Australia as Ellyse Perry torments England in Test

• Day one of four: Australia 265-3• Perry scored 84 not out in hard day for EnglandThe first day of women’s Test cricket in two years concluded with the series pendulum still firmly in favour of Australia, who clocked up 265 runs for the loss of only t…

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England v Australia: Women’s Ashes Test, day one – live!

Live updates from day one of the Test in TauntonYou can email Adam here or tweet him here 10.28am BST Actually, read this before the toss. Megan Schutt has views and isn’t afraid to voice them. Her latest column spells out why it is plainly wrong that …

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Why women’s Test cricket must become more regular and widespread | Megan Schutt

It doesn’t sit right with me that my baggy green lies in a cupboard unused for years at a timeMy strongest memories of growing up and falling in love with cricket are watching the men’s team play Test matches. We never had women’s cricket on TV in thos…

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As Ellyse Perry excels in the Women’s Ashes a move towards pay equity is appreciated | Megan Schutt

There isn’t much focus on money within this Australia team but it’s special when efforts are recognisedThere couldn’t be a better person to have as my opening bowling partner than Ellyse Perry. Her seven for 22 on Sunday was brilliant to watch, at time…

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Ellyse Perry has England spinning around with masterful Women’s Ashes display | Geoff Lemon

With the third best ODI figures by any Australian, it will be difficult to get Perry out of English headsAfter a day restricted to playing snippets of songs in between overs or at the fall of wickets, the ground DJ finally got to spin a full tune. Engl…

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Ellyse Perry takes seven wickets as Australia thrash England in Ashes ODI

• Third ODI: Australia 269-7, England 75 (Aus win by 194 runs)• Australia two points shy of retaining the AshesEngland’s Ashes hopes all but disappeared in the space of two hours at Canterbury on Sunday, as they were bowled out for 75 in 32.5 overs cha…

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England v Australia: Women’s Ashes third ODI – live!

Updates from the final 50-over game of the seriesAny thoughts? Email or tweet @mike_hytner 11.15am BST 4th over: Australia 13-0 (Healy 13, Bolton 0) Healy finds the boundary again with a chip over mid-wicket for four runs. A big shout comes at the end …

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Five-star Delissa Kimmince states case for Women’s Ashes Test spot | Geoff Lemon

The Australian bowler never imagined she would be in the 50-over team but has now played a key hand in the opening two winsDelissa Kimmince isn’t the biggest name in the Australian women’s cricket team. She’s a low-profile character off the field, too….

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Tammy Beaumont hits maiden Ashes ton but Australia too strong for England

• England 217, Australia 218-6• Australia go 4-0 up on points in multi-format seriesTen years and four days: that’s how long it had been since an England player last hit a women’s ODI century against Australia. That impossibly long drought was finally …