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Lisa Keightley becomes first full-time female England Women cricket coach

Former Australia international to start in January‘I’m looking forward to helping the team progress’Former Australia international Lisa Keightley has been named as the first full-time female head coach of England Women.The 48-year-old, who was the firs…

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‘We knew it was right’: cricketers Nat Sciver and Katherine Brunt get engaged

England team-mates tell of their plans to marry after love blossomed in the wake of a historic World Cup win It’s a familiar scene. After several years living under the same roof, one member of the shared house plucks up the courage to declare their lo…

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ECB launches action plan with aim of transforming women’s cricket

• Connor believes plan will help close the gap to Australia• ‘It’s time for us to make a big move ourselves’The England and Wales Cricket Board has launched an action plan to transform women’s cricket, and Clare Connor believes it will help close the g…

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Sarah Taylor quits international cricket due to problems with anxiety

• Anxiety has affected player’s ability to enjoy game• Inaugural winner of Guardian women’s cricketer of yearEngland wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor has announced her retirement from international cricket as she continues her battle against anxiety.The 30-ye…

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Mark Robinson is a tough act to follow despite England’s difficult summer | Raf Nicholson

Women’s Ashes series was a disaster but the coach improved his players, won a World Cup and pushed for reformsThe first casualty of England’s disastrous Women’s Ashes series against Australia, which they lost 12 points to four, was revealed on Tuesday:…

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Mark Robinson steps down as coach of England Women after Ashes rout

• Former Sussex coach guided team to 2017 World Cup victory• Assistant coach Alastair Maiden takes temporary chargeMark Robinson is to step down as the England Women’s coach after “a wonderful four years” ended with defeat in the Ashes.The 52-year-old …

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Australia’s Women’s Ashes dominance was surprising given recent tussles with England | Megan Schutt

We did not expect the gap between the sides to be as pronounced as it was at times during the 2019 seriesAfter the men’s World Cup a couple of weeks ago, Liam Plunkett talked about the emotional comedown he felt after such a high. I totally get where h…

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Ellyse Perry hailed as ‘greatest female cricketer we’re ever going to see’

Charlotte Edwards heaps praise on AustralianPerry named player of the 2019 Women’s Ashes series England’s most-decorated captain Charlotte Edwards already rates Ellyse Perry as the best women’s cricketer of all time, but expects her to set the bar even…

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Villiers and Ecclestone help England salvage some pride against Australia

• England 139-5 Australia 122-8• Young bowling pair shine as England win final T20 by 17 runs“Australia are producing 20-year-old superstars,” Tammy Beaumont had said as she bemoaned the disparity between the two sides after England’s defeat at Hove on…

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Women’s Ashes: England v Australia, third and final T20 – live!

All the action from the day-night game in Bristol (6.30pm BST start)Meg Lanning back firing and still unfathomable to England bowlersEmail rob.smyth@theguardian.com with your thoughts 5.24pm BST Pre-match readingHere’s Geoff Lemon on the great Meg Lann…

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Women’s Ashes: England v Australia, third and final T20 – live!

All the action from the day-night game in Bristol (6.30pm BST start)Meg Lanning back firing and still unfathomable to England bowlersEmail rob.smyth@theguardian.com with your thoughts 5.24pm BST Pre-match readingHere’s Geoff Lemon on the great Meg Lann…

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Meg Lanning back firing and still unfathomable to England bowlers | Geoff Lemon

The best batter in the game’s history has not been dismissed by an English bowler since 2015In cricket, as a skill, you could say that getting players out would rank as fairly fundamental. Effecting a dismissal, if you will. A means of preventing a pla…

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Australia put demoralised England to the sword yet again in Ashes T20

• Second T20: England 121-8; Australia 122-3 (Aus win by 7 wkts)• Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry share match-winning partnershipEngland may win passages of play but Australia have the ruthless streak required to get themselves over the line, every time. …

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England v Australia: Women’s Ashes, second T20 – live!

Women’s Ashes updates from the second Twenty20Australia intent on demolishing England after sealing seriesAnd feel free to email Adam or tweet @collinsadam 3.18pm BST Back in 15 for the chase. See you then. 3.18pm BST 20th over: England 121-8 (Ecclest…

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Australia intent on demolishing England after Lanning’s record ton

Despite retaining the trophy, the Australian team remains determined to further widen the gap between the sidesIt couldn’t help but feel ominous after Australia drew the Taunton Test to take an unbeatable lead on points in the Women’s Ashes. “There won…

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Australia seal Women’s Ashes triumph with record T20 defeat of England

• Australia 226-3; England 133-9; Australia win by 93 runs• Australia take unassailable 10-2 lead in Ashes seriesIn a show of utter dominance Australia ground England’s hopes of drawing this Ashes series firmly into the dust, the visitors smashing thei…

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England v Australia: Women’s Ashes first T20 – live!

Updates from the match at ChelmsfordAny thoughts? Email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 7.53pm BST 9th over: Australia 101-1 (Mooney 47, Lanning 50) Clearly Dennis Hopper has had a hand in this. “Once the team goes above 11 an over, the bomb is armed. If it …

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Rowdy England ‘fortress’ the perfect venue to start final leg of Women’s Ashes | Megan Schutt

Chelmsford can be daunting but Australia should be confident as the series moves into T20 modeA major plus of women’s cricket earning a higher profile over the past few years has been building the public platform we now have as players. This isn’t for …

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Rowdy England ‘fortress’ the perfect venue to start final leg of Women’s Ashes | Megan Schutt

Chelmsford can be daunting but Australia should be confident as the series moves into T20 modeA major plus of women’s cricket earning a higher profile over the past few years has been building the public platform we now have as players. This isn’t for …

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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…