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Rain delays play in crucial Ashes test

Australia Women (337-9 dec and 12-2) lead England Women (297) by 52 runs Katherine Brunt took two early wickets in Australia’s second innings before the rain intervened to interrupt an intriguingly poised Test match at Canberra. Australia Women will resume on 12-2 on the final morning, leading by 52 runs. Before the rain came Heather Knight

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Final Ashes IT20 abandoned due to further rain

England Women v Australia Women – match abandoned due to rain The IT20 leg of the multi-format Women’s Ashes series ended with another abandoned game today, leaving the score at 4-2 to Australia heading into the Test match. The multi-format Ashes is the best of 16 points, with two points each for a white-ball game

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The Same Old Story – The Ashes get under way

England’s bowling proved no match for Australia’s top-order batters, Tahlia McGrath hitting a remarkable 91* of just 49 deliveries. It’s accepted policy that you bowl your best bowlers first, so Heather Knight asked Sophie Ecclestone to take the second over. The trouble is, it means she won’t be bowling when it really matters. Of course

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There’s an Ashes Series coming

On Thursday England start their quest for the Ashes. Let’s hope they have been entirely cut off from all media channels, or they will be aware of the abysmal, disheartening, unacceptable, abject (delete as preferred) performance of their menfolk in Australia (a 0-4 defeat). Much will depend on Lisa Keightley’s powers of psychology. As an

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Cutting it Fine

Late Alterations to the Ashes Programme Of the two alterations to England’s Ashes schedule in Australia, the timing and the sequencing, it is the sequencing that should prove far more important. The tour begins one week earlier than originally planned, on 20 January; or, if you include the two warm-up matches, 12 days earlier. Placing

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Women’s Ashes tour Update

Cricket Australia (CA) and the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have announced changes to the Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes schedule. The multi-format Women’s Ashes series will now begin a week earlier than originally planned, on Thursday 20 January. The series will start with three IT20s at the Adelaide Oval, followed by the Test match

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England announce Women’s Ashes and England A squads

England Women have announced their Women’s Ashes squad and the England Women’s A squad which will accompany the senior group throughout the tour. There is a 17-strong senior group, and 12 players in the England Women’s A squad. Selection will focus on the senior group but there is scope for members of the England Women’s A squad

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Jenny Gunn Ruled Out of IT20s With Side Strain

Experienced all-rounder Jenny Gunn has been ruled out of England’s Vitality Women’s IT20 series against Australia with a side strain. The Nottinghamshire and Loughborough Lightning player will leave the England squad to begin rehab ahead of the Kia Super League. She will not be replaced in the squad.


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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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