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Greenway and Moody join The Hundred

Lydia Greenway and Tom Moody have been appointed as the head coaches of the Oval-based team for The Hundred next summer. Moody has established a reputation as one of the world’s pre-eminent coaches at international and domestic level having led Sri Lanka to the 2007 ICC Men’s World Cup final and more recently coaching Sunrisers

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Briggs and Fleming join The Hundred

Salliann Briggs and Stephen Fleming have been appointed as head coaches for the Nottingham-based team in The Hundred. Former New Zealand captain Fleming is the most successful coach in the history of the Indian Premier League, winning three titles with the Chennai Super Kings. He returns to Trent Bridge where he skippered Nottinghamshire to the

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Source: Julian Thompson

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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Venues announced for Women’s The Hundred

Eleven venues have been identified to host standalone Women’s Competition matches in The Hundred, a new 100-ball competition which starts in July 2020. Beth Barrett-Wild, Head of the Women’s Competition – The Hundred, said: “We’re delighted to be able to take the Women’s Competition to a number of excellent venues around the country. “The venues

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Source: Julian Thompson

KSL – the final Finals Day?

What may or may not turn out to be the swansong of the Kia Super League brought some high quality cricket to Hove for Finals Day. For a pleasant change the runaway winners of the league stages, Western Storm, carried off the Big Prize in front of a big crowd and the television cameras. In

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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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Two greats of the game sign up for The Hundred

Charlotte Edwards and Mahela Jayawardena have been appointed as the Head Coaches for the Southampton-based team in The Hundred. Mahela will be joined by Shane Bond, the bowling coach at Mumbai Indians and current Head Coach at Sydney Thunder, alongside former Hampshire cricketer Jimmy Adams and former England and Bangladesh assistant coach Richard Halsall. A

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KSL Final Round – Hit and Hope

If you were looking for your first win in ten, how would you prefer to set about it? Perhaps in a game reduced to 9 overs each, facing the hardest female hitter of a cricket ball in the world? (Australian commentators might like to dispute this claim, but in vain.) That is precisely what happened

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