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England Women facing a week’s quarantine before New Zealand ODIs

Team will have to undergo a week in isolation on arrivalEngland recall bowler Tash Farrant to squad England Women will fly out to New Zealand later this month facing stringent new quarantine measures before their series in February.The team had origina…

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Breaking the silence on diversity has put cricket on hopeful ground | Ebony Rainford-Brent

The game is looking strong after a traumatic year but there remains the challenge of truly reflecting society, and not just in terms of skin colourThe past year has thrown up challenges like no other in our lifetimes but as we look ahead hopefully to t…

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Australia’s ODI series with India postponed as women’s cricket hit by Covid-19

Impact of the global pandemic puts paid to tourExpanded series likely to be played next summer insteadThe Australian women’s one-day series against India has been postponed because of the Covid-19 virus.Cricket Australia confirmed the move on Thursday,…

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Ellyse Perry named ICC’s greatest women’s cricketer of the decade

‘A very special 10 years for women’s cricket,’ says PerryAustralia’s Steve Smith picks up men’s Test player awardAustralia’s Ellyse Perry has been named the ICC’s women’s cricketer of the decade, with Steve Smith winning the men’s Test player of the de…

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Meg Lanning and Virat Kohli named captains of ICC teams of the decade

Lanning one of three Australians in female ODI XIKohli leads male Test team containing four England playersVirat Kohli has been named captain of the men’s ICC Test team of the decade, while Meg Lanning leads the female ODI XI, which includes two other …

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Alex Blackwell: ‘I have felt profiled as a predator because I’m a lesbian’ | Emma Kemp

Women who play sports such as football or cricket are often assumed to be gay, but filling a conversational void on a sensitive subject can change perceptionsAlex Blackwell tried to listen with an open mind when an administrator told her there was a pr…

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The Spin | 2020 exposed women’s cricket’s place in hierarchy after upbeat start

A year that began with a record T20 crowd ends with fears Covid may deepen inequalities in the women’s gameFive years ago in an Australian boardroom, Kevin Roberts, the current chief executive of Cricket Australia, scratched his chin and suggested it m…

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The Spin | 2020 exposed women’s cricket’s place in hierarchy after upbeat start

A year that began with a record T20 crowd ends with fears Covid may deepen inequalities in the women’s gameFive years ago in an Australian boardroom, Kevin Roberts, the current chief executive of Cricket Australia, scratched his chin and suggested it m…

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Australia’s women’s T20 World Cup-winning cricket team win The Don Award

Socceroos in 2006 only other team to claim gongCaptain Meg Lanning says award “huge honour”Australia’s women’s T20 World Cup winners have become just the second team to win the The Don Award after their memorable tournament victory at the MCG in March….

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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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The Spin | Commonwealth Games T20 can help ignite huge 2022 for women’s cricket

The Birmingham Games host the first women’s tournament and marks cricket’s welcome return after a 20-year absenceThe last time cricket appeared in the Commonwealth Games, in 1998, England paused, filed their nails, and decided it wasn’t for them. The o…

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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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Five-Test series against India to headline England’s bumper year

Sri Lanka and Pakistan also expected for ODIs in June and JulyEngland Women plan to host South Africa and New ZealandEngland are set to host a bumper international summer in 2021 – followed by a similarly packed winter that includes a first trip to Pa…

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Five-Test series against India to headline England’s bumper year

Sri Lanka and Pakistan also expected for ODIs in June and JulyEngland Women plan to host South Africa and New ZealandEngland are set to host a bumper international summer in 2021 – followed by a similarly packed winter that includes a first trip to Pa…