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Category: Women’s cricket

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Show top women’s sport on free-to-air TV too, says Nicky Morgan

Culture secretary calls for equal coverage for major women’s competitions like World CupThe culture secretary has called for top flight women’s sport to be added to televised sport’s “crown jewels” list, which would guarantee them exposure to potential…

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Australia secure T20 series victory with nine-wicket win over West Indies

Alyssa Healy hits unbeaten 58 from 43 ballsAustralia hold unassailable 2-0 leadAustralia’s winning run in the Caribbean showed no sign of abating after a comfortable nine-wicket victory in the second Twenty20 secured the three-match series against the …

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The Guardian women’s cricketer of the year 2019: Katie Levick | Raf Nicholson

Despite 190 wickets for Yorkshire, the leg-spinner from Sheffield ditched her dreams of playing for England – but she has no regretsThe Guardian Women’s Cricketer of the Year is an award given to a player who has done something truly remarkable, whethe…

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Australia women crush West Indies in historic ODI win

Australia 308-4; West Indies 130 | tourists win by 178 runsAlyssa Healy and Meg Lanning hit centuriesAustralia’s women cricketers built on their recent Ashes success by inflicting a 178-run win over West Indies in the opening match of their ODI series …

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Australia women crush West Indies in historic ODI win

Australia 308-4; West Indies 130 | tourists win by 178 runsAlyssa Healy and Meg Lanning hit centuriesAustralia’s women cricketers built on their recent Ashes success by inflicting a 178-run win over West Indies in the opening match of their ODI series …

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Western Storm beat Southern Vipers and are first to win Super League twice

• Southern Vipers 172-7; Western Storm 174-4• Heather Knight hits 78 not out in six-wicket winWestern Storm became the first team to win the Kia Super League title twice, repeating their feat from 2017 against the same opposition as they once again pip…

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Mark Robinson is a tough act to follow despite England’s difficult summer | Raf Nicholson

Women’s Ashes series was a disaster but the coach improved his players, won a World Cup and pushed for reformsThe first casualty of England’s disastrous Women’s Ashes series against Australia, which they lost 12 points to four, was revealed on Tuesday:…

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Mark Robinson steps down as coach of England Women after Ashes rout

• Former Sussex coach guided team to 2017 World Cup victory• Assistant coach Alastair Maiden takes temporary chargeMark Robinson is to step down as the England Women’s coach after “a wonderful four years” ended with defeat in the Ashes.The 52-year-old …

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ECB’s transgender review could result in more medical-driven policy

• Testosterone levels may have to match IOC guidelines• Policy could mirror that of Cricket AustraliaThe England and Wales Cricket Board is reviewing its transgender policy before its £20m semi-professional women’s competition starts next year.Under EC…

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Women’s domestic cricket in England prepares for its biggest shake-up

After the Ashes debacle the last Kia Super League begins before the Women’s Hundred replaces it next summerTuesday marks the start of the final Kia Super League which, after four years as the premier domestic women’s competition in England, will be rep…

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Tayla Vlaeminck’s rarity shows coaching changes are needed to close pace gap | Barney Ronay

Difference between everyday male bowling speed and top female speeds is too large to make any real senseThe first rule when comparing women’s sport to men’s sport is: don’t compare women’s sport to men’s sport. This is generally a pointless exercise, u…

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Australia’s Women’s Ashes dominance was surprising given recent tussles with England | Megan Schutt

We did not expect the gap between the sides to be as pronounced as it was at times during the 2019 seriesAfter the men’s World Cup a couple of weeks ago, Liam Plunkett talked about the emotional comedown he felt after such a high. I totally get where h…

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Ellyse Perry hailed as ‘greatest female cricketer we’re ever going to see’

Charlotte Edwards heaps praise on AustralianPerry named player of the 2019 Women’s Ashes series England’s most-decorated captain Charlotte Edwards already rates Ellyse Perry as the best women’s cricketer of all time, but expects her to set the bar even…

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Villiers and Ecclestone help England salvage some pride against Australia

• England 139-5 Australia 122-8• Young bowling pair shine as England win final T20 by 17 runs“Australia are producing 20-year-old superstars,” Tammy Beaumont had said as she bemoaned the disparity between the two sides after England’s defeat at Hove on…

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Women’s Ashes: England v Australia, third and final T20 – live!

All the action from the day-night game in Bristol (6.30pm BST start)Meg Lanning back firing and still unfathomable to England bowlersEmail rob.smyth@theguardian.com with your thoughts 5.24pm BST Pre-match readingHere’s Geoff Lemon on the great Meg Lann…

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Women’s Ashes: England v Australia, third and final T20 – live!

All the action from the day-night game in Bristol (6.30pm BST start)Meg Lanning back firing and still unfathomable to England bowlersEmail rob.smyth@theguardian.com with your thoughts 5.24pm BST Pre-match readingHere’s Geoff Lemon on the great Meg Lann…

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Meg Lanning back firing and still unfathomable to England bowlers | Geoff Lemon

The best batter in the game’s history has not been dismissed by an English bowler since 2015In cricket, as a skill, you could say that getting players out would rank as fairly fundamental. Effecting a dismissal, if you will. A means of preventing a pla…

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England v Australia: Women’s Ashes, second T20 – live!

Women’s Ashes updates from the second Twenty20Australia intent on demolishing England after sealing seriesAnd feel free to email Adam or tweet @collinsadam 3.18pm BST Back in 15 for the chase. See you then. 3.18pm BST 20th over: England 121-8 (Ecclest…

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Australia intent on demolishing England after Lanning’s record ton

Despite retaining the trophy, the Australian team remains determined to further widen the gap between the sidesIt couldn’t help but feel ominous after Australia drew the Taunton Test to take an unbeatable lead on points in the Women’s Ashes. “There won…

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England v Australia: Women’s Ashes first T20 – live!

Updates from the match at ChelmsfordAny thoughts? Email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 7.53pm BST 9th over: Australia 101-1 (Mooney 47, Lanning 50) Clearly Dennis Hopper has had a hand in this. “Once the team goes above 11 an over, the bomb is armed. If it …