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Shelley Nitschke: ‘It’s a good time to be involved in cricket’

The Australian women’s team’s assistant coach has benefited from a significant shift in pathways for retired players When news of the ball tampering scandal broke in March, the Australian women’s cricket team were in India completing a breakthrough T20…

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Ellyse Perry named world’s best female cricketer in inaugural Guardian survey

• Australia all-rounder pips Bates and Lanning to award• Top-20 female cricketers in the world: this year’s listHad the Guardian compiled a list of the world’s 20 best women cricketers at any stage over the past few years Meg Lanning would likely have …

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Australia ride record total past England to win women’s T20 Tri-Series

Australia 209-4; England 152-9Record women’s T20 international total seals series winEngland Women suffered a 57-run defeat to Australia in the final of the Tri-Nation T20 series in India as their run of poor results continued. Following successiv…

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England Women given reality check after eight-wicket T20 loss to Australia

• Two sides will meet again in Saturday’s Tri-Series final• Reality check following record-breaking run chase against IndiaEngland Women suffered a reality check following their record-breaking run chase against India as Australia romped to a crushing …

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Nat Sciver stars as England’s women cruise to T20 victory over Australia

Australia 149-8; England 150-2 – England win by eight wicketsNat Sciver and Tammy Beaumont secure comfortable winHalf-centuries from Natalie Sciver and Tammy Beaumont in Mumbai guided England to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Australia in the …

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Australian women’s cricket team regain No1 ranking after India whitewash

Healy’s maiden century helps Australia to 3-0 series whitewashAustralia will now contest T20 tri-series with England and IndiaAustralia’s women’s cricket team have reclaimed the No1 spot on the ICC world rankings after Alyssa Healy’s maiden ODI century…

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Women get same billing as men at World Twenty20 in Australia

Both tournaments to be held as stand alone events in 2020MCG final could break women’s attendance recordIn a significant coup for women’s cricket, the ICC World Twenty20, to be hosted in Australia in 2020, will see the women’s and men’s competitions re…

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The Joy of Six: 10th-wicket partnerships in Test cricket | Nick Miller

An agonising and possibly unjust defeat, a one-handed batting performance and £34 to go towards church funds: six great final-wicket standsThe typical image of the last-wicket partnership is a batsman shepherding a tail-ender and compiling most of the …

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‘This moment is for you’: how women’s sport rocked 2017 and pointed to the future

The Adelaide Crows broke the dam wall and the Matildas had a year of unrivalled highlights but pay disparity remains• Sam Kerr: ‘Everyone wants to jump on board and be a Matildas fan’With three seconds remaining on the clock and Brisbane trailing by a …

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Perry reveals vision for women’s cricket after winning ICC player of the year

Player of the year hopes T20 World Cup will be played at MCG or SCGEnvisions Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) played as stand-alone eventEllyse Perry revealed her vision for the future of Australian women’s cricket after she was named ICC women’s player …

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The Final Word: Ashes 2017-18 – Ellyse Perry interview and men’s series preview – podcast

In the first of a new series, Adam Collins and Geoff Lemon discuss the final T20 of the Women’s Ashes, and host an indepth interview with Australia’s allrounder Ellyse Perry. She talks about the ‘tidal wave’ of attention to and interest in women’s spor…

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Women’s Ashes success a turning point in public interest

Attendance and viewing figures show that women’s cricket is capturing the Australian public’s imagination like never beforeIn July this year, everyone said that the World Cup final felt like a turning point. You don’t get 27,000 people to a women’s cri…

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Danni Wyatt hundred gives England T20 win over Australia to tie series

• Australia 178-2; England 181-6 – England win by four wickets• Mooney also hits century for Australia but tourists level seriesThrough the most daring of hands, Danni Wyatt has steered England to the least likely of victories, the visitors ending thei…

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

Updates from the final match of the series at Canberra’s Manuka OvalGet in touch with Geoff on email or via Twitter @GeoffLemonSport 9.31am GMT Excuse me a minute while I catch my breath. It feels like I just ran up three flights of stairs. Which we’ve…

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England bowl Australia out in 18 overs to continue T20 dominance

Jenny Gunn took 4/13 in her 250th appearance for EnglandBrunt scored 32 off 24 balls and excelled with the ball and in the fieldThere was a hint that the Barnsley Express was on the verge of a derailment on Friday in Sydney, smashed for 33 runs in thre…

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England bowl Australia out in 18 overs to win second Twenty20

Jenny Gunn took 4/13 in her 250th appearance for EnglandBrunt scored 32 off 24 balls and excelled with the ball and in the fieldThere was a hint that the Barnsley Express was on the verge of a derailment on Friday in Sydney, smashed for 33 runs in thre…

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Australia v England: Women’s Ashes second Twenty20 – live!

Updates from penultimate match of the series at Manuka OvalGet in touch with Geoff on email or via Twitter at @GeoffLemonSport 3.54am GMT 4th over: England 26-1 (Beaumont 5, Taylor 0)Australia claw back thanks to their white-ball saviour. Schutt has ta…

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Crash and burn: inquest begins as world champions England flop in Ashes | Vithushan Ehantharajah

Australia’s unassailable 8-4 lead in the multi-format Women’s Ashes has left an inconsolable England wondering how it all went so wrongA lace through cover from Beth Mooney, an embrace from her stand-in captain, Rachel Haynes, and a home dugout emptyin…

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Beth Mooney stars as Australia beat England to retain Women’s Ashes

• Australia win by six wickets in Sydney• First T20: Australia 134-4; England 132-9The Women’s Ashes trophy will remain in Australia, the hosts romping home to a six-wicket victory with 25 balls to spare in their first of three T20 internationals again…

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Australia v England: Women’s Ashes first Twenty20 – live!

Updates from North Sydney Oval and the first of three T20sGet in touch with Adam on email or via Twitter @collinsadam 8.41am GMT 6th over: England 28-4 (Sciver 1, Wyatt 10)Boom, boom! Wyatt takes Jonassen on twice in two balls down the ground, the pock…