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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…

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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 8.38am GMT 5th over: England 19-4 (Sciver 1, Wyatt 1)Another wide from Perry. 19 runs scored so far, 11 in sundries. Not pretty. Two w…

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Ellyse Perry’s excellence prompts debate over future of women’s Test cricket | Geoff Lemon

There is an understanding Tests matter and if that is the case, blocking one gender from participating is ethically unjustifiableDouble centuries creep up on you. The first hundred, and you think the player is done. They often feel the same, hence Mark…

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England stay alive in Women’s Ashes series by forcing draw in Test

England 280 & 206-2; Australia 448-9 declared; match drawnTourists top order hold firm on final day of pink-ball TestDig in was the instruction and dig in England did. It mattered little that Heather Knight’s side tallied just 166 runs at a glacial…

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

Updates from the final day of play at North Sydney OvalGet in touch with Adam on email or via Twitter @collinsadam 3.41am GMT 19th over: England 43-0 (Winfield 12, Beaumont 27) Perry to open up from the Moreton Fig Tree End. We’re very lucky with our p…

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Women’s Ashes: Australia’s Ellyse Perry stuns England with double century

• Women’s Ashes Test day three: England 280 & 40-0; Australia 448-9• Perry hits 213 not out at North Sydney OvalWhen this series rolled around four years ago, Ellyse Perry was already a fully-fledged superstar. As a strike bowler, she played defini…

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

Updates from the third day of play at North Sydney OvalGet in touch with Adam on email or via Twitter @collinsadam 2.53am GMT Adam will be here shortly. In the meantime, here’s a quick look at the state of play in this series:One-day internationals (tw…