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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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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 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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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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Paralympics to join events that must be shown on free-to-air TV

Games to be added to list of protected events, while airing of women’s sport to be studiedCampaigners have welcomed the government’s stated intention to add the Paralympic Games to the list of sporting events that must be screened live on free-to-air 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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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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England v Australia: Women’s Ashes, second ODI – live!

Updates from the second ODI at LeicesterMegan Schutt: don’t buy the idea Australia are hot favouritesAnd you can email Adam here or tweet him here 2.34pm BST 8th over: England 23-1 (Beaumont 15, Knight 3) Beaumont takes one to third man early. Perry is…

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Don’t buy into the idea that Australia are raging hot Women’s Ashes favourites | Megan Schutt

England are scrappers and winning against them is so satisfying because you have to earn itI love playing in England. As a swing bowler, you would expect nothing less. Being back in the country over the last couple of weeks building up to the Women’s A…

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Strange start to Women’s Ashes series buried by World Cup | Geoff Lemon

A hesitant, stuttering opening match in Leicester was peppered with the odd flash of qualityFor a long time, it felt like nothing much was happening. After the hustle and drama and crowds of the World Cup venues, here we were at a pleasant but nondescr…

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

Follow all the action from Leicester, 2pm BST startAshes eclipses World Cup at pinnacle of women’s cricketAnd you can email Geoff or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 2.25pm BST Cue up the Freddie Mercury! Another one bites the dust. Perry bowls a pretty straigh…

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Familiar foes Australia and England prepare to do battle for Women’s Ashes

England will enter the Women’s Ashes hungry for a win after a victory drought over their Australian counterparts for the past four yearsAs England prepares to welcome Australia for the Women’s Ashes of 2019, there’s a powerful sense of déjà vu. These t…

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Kate Cross: ‘The Ashes are more special because the Australians are my friends’

Seamer says playing Big Bash cricket helped her get back in England teamKate Cross owes something of a debt to Australia. On Tuesday, as the Women’s Ashes begins at Leicester, the England seamer is set to go head to head against them, seeking to destro…

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Smorgasbord of cricket awaits with Women’s Ashes set to deliver again | Lisa Sthalekar

The month-long series, played across three formats, promises to strike another lusty blow for women’s gameWith the latest instalment of Anglo-Australian cricket rivalry in the men’s World Cup still fresh in our minds, emotions and senses are about to b…

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Smorgasbord of cricket awaits with Women’s Ashes set to deliver again | Lisa Sthalekar

The month-long series, played across three formats, promises to strike another lusty blow for women’s gameWith the latest instalment of Anglo-Australian cricket rivalry in the men’s World Cup still fresh in our minds, emotions and senses are about to b…