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Fireworks expected at MCG as Katy Perry factor gives Women’s World T20 a boost | Adam Collins

With the singer’s help, a record 100,000 crowd for the final at the MCG could provide a lasting legacy There is an image that is often recalled from the last time a major international cricket trophy was played for by women in Australia in 2009 – the o…

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Even in defeat, English sport still gives us much to cheer | Emma John

A new emphasis on team spirit rather than great individuals is paying dividendsEngland rugby fans know what to expect. Yesterday’s result in Yokohama is going to hurt for a while yet, much like the bruises that the South African forwards left all over …

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Lisa Keightley becomes first full-time female England Women cricket coach

Former Australia international to start in January‘I’m looking forward to helping the team progress’Former Australia international Lisa Keightley has been named as the first full-time female head coach of England Women.The 48-year-old, who was the firs…

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Marizanne Kapp claims hat-trick as Sixers down Stars in WBBL

Kapp skittles Stars tail to take WBBL’s fourth hat-trick‘It was not my best bowling, to be honest, but I’ll take it’Marizanne Kapp took the fourth hat-trick in WBBL history to spearhead Sydney Sixers to a convincing eight-wicket victory over Melbourne …

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Cricket Australia commit to pay parity for women’s World T20

CA to top up prize money to match men’s winningsICC increased pot by 320% but it still fell short of menCricket Australia will top up any prize money won by Australia’s women’s cricket team at next year’s T20 World Cup to ensure parity with the men’s e…

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‘We knew it was right’: cricketers Nat Sciver and Katherine Brunt get engaged

England team-mates tell of their plans to marry after love blossomed in the wake of a historic World Cup win It’s a familiar scene. After several years living under the same roof, one member of the shared house plucks up the courage to declare their lo…

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History made as Australia extend ODI winning run to 18 matches

Australia win Sri Lanka series 3-0 in BrisbaneAlyssa Healy hits third career ODI centuryAustralia romped to a world record 18th consecutive one-day international victory behind another brilliant Alyssa Healy century in Brisbane. The hosts chased Sri La…

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ECB launches action plan with aim of transforming women’s cricket

• Connor believes plan will help close the gap to Australia• ‘It’s time for us to make a big move ourselves’The England and Wales Cricket Board has launched an action plan to transform women’s cricket, and Clare Connor believes it will help close the g…

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Rachael Haynes and Jess Jonassen star in Australia ODI win over Sri Lanka

Australia 282-8; Sri Lanka 172-9 | Australia win by 110 runsAustralia have 17th-straight one-day international victoryRachael Haynes’ maiden international century has helped Australia to a 17th-straight one-day international victory and secured the ser…

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Meg Lanning leads Australia to dominant victory over Sri Lanka

Australia beat Sri Lanka by 157 runsLanning named player of the matchAustralia continued their domination over Sri Lanka with a thumping 157-run win in the opening match of their three-game ODI series at Allan Border Field in Brisbane.Australia scored …

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Alyssa Healy blazes into T20 record books with unbeaten 148 as Australia sweep series

Wicketkeeper-batter hits highest women’s T20I scoreAustralia win third match of series by 132 runsAfter Australia secured their latest series win on Tuesday, Alyssa Healy indicated the world champions would not rest in pursuit of achieving higher stand…

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Australian women’s cricket dominance continues with another series wrapped up

Australia crush Sri Lanka in second of three T20sWorld champions turn on class at North Sydney OvalThe gulf in class was clear as Australia romped to a one-sided nine-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the second Twenty20 international on Monday at North…

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Australia down Sri Lanka in T20 run-fest

Australia beat Sri Lanka by 41 runs in the first T20I in SydneySri Lanka’s Chamari Attapatu also hit 113Australia claimed victory in their opening T20 match against Sri Lanka at North Sydney Oval in a tighter than expected clash that saw blistering cen…

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Sarah Taylor quits international cricket due to problems with anxiety

• Anxiety has affected player’s ability to enjoy game• Inaugural winner of Guardian women’s cricketer of yearEngland wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor has announced her retirement from international cricket as she continues her battle against anxiety.The 30-ye…

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Australia complete clean sweep with third T20 win in West Indies

West Indies 81; Australia 83-1 (7.3 overs)Jess Jonassen stars with figures of 4-7 Australia’s utter dominance of the Twenty20 series against West Indies was confirmed with another comfortable victory in the Caribbean to seal a 3-0 series whitewash and …

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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 …