Source: Julian Thompson

Curious End to 5th International T20 – England v West Indies

As heard on Radio ‘Five Live Sports Extra;’ and also seen on SKY Sports, England’s captain Heather Knight’s England narrowly beat the West Indies ‘WIndies’ to win the five-match series with their fifth consecutive win. Knight was ‘pleased to finish summer on a high’ and felt it was a ‘bizarre end to a bizarre summer.’ Inclement weather reduced the

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Source: Julian Thompson

4th International T20 England v West Indies

As heard on Radio ‘Five Live Sports Extra;’ and also seen on SKY Sports, Heather Knight’s victorious England team were prescribed a final night’s practice at catching balls falling from a floodlit night’s sky. Until the match toss is decided, either captain might decide to bat first. In the meantime, there’s only one night left during which to practice

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England put on a show to celebrate Women’s Cricket return to BBC

International T20 England v West Indies (Derby, 26 September) As seen live on BBC2-HD, SKY and heard on Radio ‘Five Live Sports Extra’: outside broadcast of women’s cricket returned to BBCTV screens, after 23 years’ absence. Before the match began, West Indies’ Shakera Selman told broadcasters that athletes had a ‘big role to play to

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Stafanie Taylor tops 3000 runs as England win 2nd T20

Half-decent’ Win for England while WIndies’ Stafanie Taylor tops 3000 runs As seen on SKY Sports and heard on Radio ‘Five Live Sports Extra,’ England pulled-off a second win in the five-match series. Chances of England winning the series look ‘half-decent,’ given they need just another win to take the series. Commenting on her team’s performance in the second

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Return of Women’s IT20 cricket – Dottin top scores but England win

When the first of five T20’s between England and West Indies took place after six months’ hiatus on Monday September 21st, commentators were heard to relish confrontation between England’s pace bowler Anya Shrubsole, and ‘WIndies’ record-breaking all-rounder Deandra Dottin. The fact that Dottin holds the record for the fastest T20 century, gave hope at least that

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Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy final round

Thunder’s score stifled by Diamonds’ sharp bowling Losing three quick wickets, Thunder staged a recovery when Georgie Boyce (29) and Natalie Brown struck a combined total of 11 ‘fours’ – Natalie Brown top-scored with 32 runs off 41 balls. Facing a barrage of unplayable ‘dot’ balls, Thunder’s final seven wickets fell for only 52 runs.

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The Hundred – Overseas Players

Gearing-up for ‘The Hundred – Southern Hemisphere Success Existing readers will have seen announcements about appointing Coaches for The Hundred at eight city locations: Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Birmingham, Cardiff, Southampton plus two in London (Lord’s and the Oval). Early days for naming squads. Anyone thought of: ‘Ladies at Lord’s’? A more serious question is how Overseas cricketers

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Source: Julian Thompson

Exploring Cricket’s ‘The Hundred’ potential

Existing readers will have read that preparations are underway to replace the women’s KIA Super League by the ‘The Hundred’ – a fast-and-furious cricket tournament. For four years, the game has been played as twenty overs per innings ‘20-20’. What will happen when more teams join the league and crucially, the number of balls bowled

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Vipers’ Bell strikes Lightning’s openers

Loughborough Lightning v Southern Vipers (1st Central County Ground Hove, 1 September) The scene was set. As for last year’s finals, there was razzamatazz, in the form of crowd-pleasing pyrotechnics and an opera singer.Both captains Tammy Beaumont (Vipers) and Georgia Elwiss (Lightning) gave interviews, live on SKY TV. Lauren Bell replaced Issy Wong for Vipers.

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Vipers v Lightning – The dress rehearsal all over in a flash

Southern Vipers v Loughborough Lightning (Aegis Bowl Southampton, 28 August) – Broadcast live by SKY Sports, commentators billed the match as a dress-rehearsal for Sunday’s semi-final (winner meets Storm.) Georgia Adams (Lightning) was beefed-up for the commentators by her proud father (former England player Chris Adams). Without Lauren Bell (rested), Vipers bowling attack lacked quality. Isabelle

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