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Sydney Thunder cruise to WBBL title against Melbourne Stars

Sydney Thunder 87-3; Melbourne Stars 86-9; – Thunder win by seven wicketsShabnim Ismail named player of the matchSydney Thunder claimed their second WBBL title after they stunned the Melbourne Stars by seven wickets in the final at North Sydney Oval. C…

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WBBL 2020 final: Melbourne Stars v Sydney Thunder – Women’s Big Bash League live!

Updates from the 2020 title decider at North Sydney OvalAny thoughts? Email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 9.29am GMT 19th over: Stars 81-8 (Brunt 19, Faltum 2) Sammy-Jo to bowl her final over, Brunt batting out of her crease and trying to get momentum, wal…

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Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder: Women’s Big Bash League semi-final – live!

Updates from the second semi-final at North Sydney OvalAny thoughts? Email or tweet @scott_heinrich 8.49am GMT 10th over: Sydney Thunder 66-2 (Knight 16, Haynes 12) Haynes plays her best shot of the innings, using her feet and hitting Kerr over mid-off…

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Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder: Women’s Big Bash League semi-final – live!

Updates from the second semi-final at North Sydney OvalAny thoughts? Email or tweet @scott_heinrich 8.49am GMT 10th over: Sydney Thunder 66-2 (Knight 16, Haynes 12) Haynes plays her best shot of the innings, using her feet and hitting Kerr over mid-off…

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Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder: Women’s Big Bash League semi-final – live!

Updates from the second semi-final at North Sydney OvalAny thoughts? Email or tweet @scott_heinrich 8.49am GMT 10th over: Sydney Thunder 66-2 (Knight 16, Haynes 12) Haynes plays her best shot of the innings, using her feet and hitting Kerr over mid-off…

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Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers: Women’s Big Bash League semi-final – live!

Updates from the first WBBL semi-final at North Sydney OvalAny thoughts? Email or tweet @scott_heinrich 8.15am GMT 1st over: Perth Scorchers 4-0 (Devine 2, Mooney 2) Brunt opens for the Stars. Devine gets off the mark at the first time of asking with a…

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Former Scorchers players credited for Stars’ run to WBBL semi-finals

Ex-Perth quartet will face former club on WednesdayMelbourne club’s fortunes have changed drasticallyThe Melbourne Stars team that Nat Sciver walked back into at the start of this season was a far different one to the franchise she left four years ago….

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Alyssa Healy WBBL masterclass not enough for Sixers as Scorchers reach finals

Sixers beat Stars by five wickets but fall shortScorchers and Thunder secure semi-final placesAlyssa Healy delivered another batting masterclass but her 111 off 52 against Melbourne Stars was not enough for Sydney Sixers to claim a place in the finals….

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Marizanne Kapp recovering after heart scare during Sixers’ WBBL game

South African all-rounder taken from field to hospital Club hopeful she will be available to play at weekendSydney Sixers allrounder Marizanne Kapp is awaiting test results after being taken to hospital following a heart scare during a Women’s Big Bash…

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Cricket has an important role to play in shining a light on racism in society | Megan Schutt

It has been encouraging to be involved in discussions with WBBL players about Indigenous Australia and the BLM movement recentlyI was in year 8 when my education about Indigenous Australia really began. My best friend at the time was Indigenous and tak…

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Cricket has an important role to play in shining a light on racism in society | Megan Schutt

It has been encouraging to be involved in discussions with WBBL players about Indigenous Australia and the BLM movement recentlyI was in year 8 when my education about Indigenous Australia really began. My best friend at the time was Indigenous and tak…

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Cricket prepares for mental health challenges thrown up by hub life | David Schout

Cricket Australia is a leader in the space but almost 150 days inside hubs this summer is a tough prospectIn the initial months of life inside bio-secure bubbles, cricketers were reticent about their newfound circumstances. The element of novelty was p…

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WBBL: Ellyse Perry returns for Sixers as Thunder take a knee for Black Lives Matter

Perry back from T20 World Cup hamstring injuryThunder to make ‘show of unity’ before every gameEllyse Perry lost eight months of cricket but none of her nerve as the star allrounder crashed a boundary with three balls remaining to secure the Sydney Six…

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The WBBL is not just a domestic cricket tournament. It’s the future of our game | Megan Schutt

The rapid evolution of tournaments like the WBBL is changing the nation in positive ways not just confined to sportThis is the story of how I got it wrong.I remember the first time the prospect of a Women’s Big Bash League was mentioned to me. I was sc…

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Heather Knight on Big Bash quarantine: ‘It is a little bit like a prison, I won’t lie’

The England captain has had to improvise during a two-week hotel room stint in preparation for the start of the 2020 WBBL seasonThe treadmill is a fraction slow for what Heather Knight needs. The machine in her Adelaide hotel room can handle up to 16km…

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Big Bash League focuses on prime time to keep fans, broadcasters happy

Fewer afternoon games, and none in Alice Springs or MoeWBBL season will run from 17 October until 29 NovemberThe 10th edition of the Big Bash League will start in the shadows of the first Test between Australia and India in December, feature more prime…

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Alex Blackwell leaves the game having led a cricket revolution | Megan Maurice

The retiring veteran’s career has spanned the shift from amateurism and seen a great deal of social changeWhen Alex Blackwell began her elite cricket career in 2001, the landscape of the sport looked very different. The Women’s National Cricket League …

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Emily Smith offered internship with union as WBBL player serves corruption ban

ACA still weighing up how to deal with CA suspensionUnion considers 12-month sanction ‘heavy handed’Banned Women’s Big Bash player Emily Smith will complete a paid internship with the Australian Cricketers’ Association as the organisation considers the…

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Cricket union seeks to get Emily Smith’s WBBL ban reduced

ACA want 12-month suspension fully suspendedHurricanes keeper banned for posting line-up onlineThe Australian Cricketers’ Association will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday to explore potential ways they could support suspended Hobart Hurricanes wic…

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Cricket union seeks to get Emily Smith’s WBBL ban reduced

ACA want 12-month suspension fully suspendedHurricanes keeper banned for posting line-up onlineThe Australian Cricketers’ Association will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday to explore potential ways they could support suspended Hobart Hurricanes wic…