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Category: Women’s cricket

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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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Anya Shrubsole first woman to grace Wisden’s famous yellow jacket

• World Cup victory commemorated on Almanack front-page • Shrubsole brought England back from the brink of defeat in finalAnya Shrubsole will be the first woman to appear on the front cover of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack to commemorate England’s Wo…

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BBL: Mitchell Johnson blinder helps restrict Strikers in Alice Springs

Perth bowl Adelaide out for 112In WBBL, Strikers made to work hard in their chase, winning with one ball to spareA one-handed screamer from Mitchell Johnson helped Ashton Agar to his best Big Bash League figures as Perth bowled Adelaide out for 112 in …

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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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‘I’ve a new lease of life’: why women are turning to cricket in droves

Bowled over by the success of the England women’s team, thousands of women and girls have been taking up the sport this yearShilly Pancholi remembers playing cricket as a little girl. Well, more specifically, watching her dad and brother from the outfi…

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‘I’ve a new lease of life’: why women are turning to cricket in droves

Bowled over by the success of the England women’s team, thousands of women and girls have been taking up the sport this yearShilly Pancholi remembers playing cricket as a little girl. Well, more specifically, watching her dad and brother from the outfi…

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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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Who will win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year team award?

From England’s victorious youth football squads to cricket’s county championship underdogs, there are strong claims aplenty this yearThey did not beat the double world champions over three compelling Tests, but Warren Gatland’s Lions deserve a place on…

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Anya Shrubsole: ‘To have a female cricketer on the Spoty shortlist is special’

England’s World Cup final match-winner completes a remarkable year on Sunday night but says she owes everything to her team-matesIt was when switching on her phone after disembarking a flight from Australia that Anya Shrubsole found out she had made th…

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Women’s Big Bash League draws record viewing figures

Overall, viewing figures were up 46.6 per cent on season two averagesOn-field records were also broken, including highest Big Bash team totalThe first weekend of the third edition of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) has attracted a peak audience of 6…

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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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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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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…