Women’s Big Bash (Australia) Final, between Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Stars at the North Sydney Oval on 28 November. Broadcast on Australian ‘ABC Sport radio’ and social media, ‘Five Live’ listeners were welcomed by broadcaster Jenny Wallace who mentioned there was a ‘good contingent from England.’ Tammy Beaumont with Heather Knight were playing for ‘Thunder’;
International Women’s T20 Three Team Challenge Final: at Ash-Shariqah (Sharjah), UAE; November 9th Skipper Smriti Mandhana’s match-winning performance was seen on TV (‘SKY Sports); heard on the radio (‘Sports Xtra’); and ‘Tweeted’ via social media (‘Scroll India’.) As floodlights came on and light faded, playing conditions became more humid with a wet ball needing constant towelling. Before the
International Women’s T20 Three Team Challenge: at Ash-Shariqah (Sharjah), UAE; November 7th As seen on ‘Scroll India’ social media, India’s All-Rounder Deepti Sharma (43* off 40 balls) came from nowhere to stage two vital partnerships with fellow Indian team-mates. Deepti added 35 runs firstly with Skipper Smriti Mandhana (33 off 40). Deepti also added 52 runs
International Women’s T20 Three Team Challenge: at Ash-Shariqah (Sharjah), UAE; November 5th England’s Sophie Ecclestone took four wickets, to boost her side’s chances of reaching Monday’s IT20 Challenge final in the United Arab Emirates. As heard on Sports Extra Radio, England’s Sophie Ecclestone made what sporting pundits described as a ‘devastating performance’ of left-arm spin.
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
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
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
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
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
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.