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Australia Steady On Day One At Taunton

Australia enjoyed the best of the first day of the Kia Women’s Test at Taunton, reaching 265-3 at the close. In a must-win game for England their bowlers plugged away with limited success, coming up against Ellyse Perry (84*) and Rachael Haynes (54*) who put on 105 for the fourth wicket. Three wickets fell in

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England Women Announce Ashes Test Squad

England Women have named a squad of 13 for their must-win Kia Women’s Test. Heather Knight (Berkshire, cap) Tammy Beaumont (Kent) Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire) Kate Cross (Lancashire) Sophie Ecclestone (Lancashire) Georgia Elwiss (Sussex) Kirstie Gordon (Nottinghamshire) Amy Jones (Warwickshire) Laura Marsh (Kent) Nat Sciver (Surrey) Anya Shrubsole (Berkshire) Lauren Winfield (Yorkshire) Sarah Taylor (Sussex, wicketkeeper)

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England v Australia – Calamity, calamity!

This was a horrible day at Canterbury for England women’s cricketers. Best not to repeat what passing spectators said about events after the break. They came into the third of the three one-dayers 2-0 down and with Alyssa Healy’s prediction of an Australian whitewash hanging round their necks. Katherine Brunt hadn’t recovered from her ankle

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England Women Fall To Defeat In Third ODI

Australia Women are within two points of retaining the Women’s Ashes after a comprehensive victory over England in the third Royal London Women’s ODI at Canterbury. Set 270 to win England’s top order had absolutely no answer for Ellyse Perry (7-22) and were eventually dismissed for 75. The win means Australia are 6-0 up in the

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Second ODI England v Australia – Jinx?

If the first ODI was bitterly disappointing, the second failed to improve matters. First, the news that Sarah Taylor would be a non-starter with an ankle injury. At least England can boast a classy replacement with the gloves in Amy Jones. Danni Wyatt was reinstated in the team. The batting once more flattered to deceive;

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Australia Women Win Tense Ashes Opener

Australia Women won the first match of the Women’s Ashes, getting home by two wickets in a low-scoring affair. England rallied hard with the ball to really get Australian hearts fluttering but their below-par total of 177 wasn’t quite enough, despite a nervy finish. They were indebted to Nat Sciver (64) and some lower-order resistance

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Smriti set to take the KSL by Storm again

Western Storm are delighted to be able to announce that Smriti Mandhana will be returning for the 2019 KIA Super League. The 22-year-old made a huge impact for Western Storm last year and played a major role in the team making it to Finals Day for the third consecutive season. Smriti is currently ranked as

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The Ashes get under way

As England embark on another Ashes adventure, the selectors have opted heavily for experience. In a squad of 14, there was little room left for sentiment, youthful aspiration or chance-taking. Only one player who appeared in the England A team this week, Fran Wilson, has found favour. England’s Ashes Squad with appearances: T    ODI  

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#HeathersPride winners train with England team

On Saturday 29 June, eleven young competition winners enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime training session with the England Women’s team ahead of the Ashes at England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) National Cricket Performance Centre in Loughborough University. The girls, aged 7-11, won the unique opportunity to train with the team after entering the #HeathersPride competition, launched

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