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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…

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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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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…

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

Updates from the second day of play at North Sydney OvalGet in touch with Geoff on email or via Twitter @GeoffLemonSport 3.11am GMT It was a fun day yesterday after a slow start. Fun especially for Ellyse Perry, who was left in hysterics after taking a…

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Australia v England: day one of the Women’s Ashes Test match – live!

Updates from the four-day match at North Sydney OvalGet in touch with Geoff on email or via Twitter @GeoffLemonSport 4.13am GMT 10th over: England 10-0 (Winfield 3, Beaumont 7)Perry has conceded eight runs from her five overs. The final ball is another…

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Girls not engaging with school sports … but one group may have the solution | Anna Kessel

New research from Women in Sport shows girls still turn away from school sport in their droves but the Girls Active programme is seeking to change thatAnother day, another report concluding that girls are not engaging with PE and physical activity comp…

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Women’s Ashes: the twilight zone Test that could swing the series | Mel Jones

A few key moments, from the spin of a new ball to the first day-night switch, could decide this unpredictable, historic TestThe Mollie Dive Stand could not be a more appropriate backdrop for this week’s historic day-night Test match that could determin…

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Women’s Ashes: England beat Australia in third ODI in first win of series

• England beat Southern Stars by 20 runs in final ODI of the series • England captain Heather Knight scores unbeaten 88 from 80 balls It looked to be drifting away. The match, and England’s tour, more by the over. Racking up 284-8 with the bat, their t…

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Women’s Ashes 2017: Australia v England, third one-day international – live!

Updates from the final ODI of the series in Coffs HarbourGet in touch with Adam on email or via Twitter @collinsadam 11.48pm BST No surprises there. Australian captain Rachael Haynes confirms that Ash Gardner is back into the side, at the expense of un…

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Australia crush England in second ODI to take command of Women’s Ashes

Australia Women 296-6, England Women 209 all outAustralia won by 75 runs (D-L-S method) and lead series 4-0Team-mates of Rachael Haynes call her “Dessy” – derived, in the best traditions of monikers, from the legendary opener Desmond, with whom she sha…