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Brunt, Taylor, Ballance and Kettleborough win prestigious ICC awards

England cricketers Gary Ballance, Katherine Brunt (both Yorkshire) and Sarah Taylor (Sussex), along with Umpire Richard Kettleborough, have been congratulated by ECB Chairman, Giles Clarke, after the quartet were announced as winners of major individual honours in the annual LG ICC Awards. The 2014 LG ICC Spirit of Cricket Award has been won by Katherine

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2015 Women’s Ashes Series

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today released the schedule for the 2015 Women’s Ashes Series and announced that for the first time, Sky Sports will provide live television coverage of every ball in the seven match multi-format contest. The 2015 Series will be the third time that the Women’s Ashes have been contested

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Volunteer recognised for dedication

Old Chelmsfordians Cricket Club member Alice Green has spent a day with the England women’s team as a reward for her outstanding volunteering work in the game. During the 2014 season, the 19-year-old from Chelmsford completed over 675 hours of volunteering either as a coach or assistant manager at her local club and for Essex

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Nominations for 2014 BT Sport Action Woman Award

The Awards season is in full swing and the nominees have now been announced for the 2014 BT Sport Action Woman Award. This award, voted by the British public, comes at the end of another fantastic year for Women’s sport. It will be fascinating to see who will succeed last year’s winner, Downhill Mountain Biking

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England Women inspiring next generation

Prime Minister David Cameron believes the success of Charlotte Edwards’ England Women team is playing an important role in increased female participation in sport. The Government is seeking to reduce the gap between male and female participation, with an emphasis on increasing funding for sports in primary schools. Mr Cameron said the performances of high-profile

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NCPC at Loughborough University becomes ICC testing centre

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has today announced that the National Cricket Performance Centre (NCPC) at Loughborough University has been accredited as an ICC centre for testing suspected illegal bowling actions. The NCPC is the fourth facility to be accredited for this purpose by the ICC, joining Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cricket Australia’s National Cricket Centre

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Lauren Winfield basks in successful summer

by Will Jackson (PA for ECB) Lauren Winfield enjoyed a breakthrough summer for England Women in 2014 as the team bounced back from a disappointing start to finish on a high.  England lost the Kia Test to India but responded in magnificent style to claim the subsequent Royal London One-Day Series 2-0 and then beat South Africa

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Charlotte Edwards nominated for this year’s LG People’s Choice Award

Inspirational England captain Charlotte Edwards has been nominated for this year’s LG People’s Choice Award. If successful Edwards would be in the company of  legendary Sachin Tendulkar; she would also be the first woman to win the award. This year’s fifth LG People’s Choice Award sees five players from five different countries nominated to win the only award

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