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Alex Hartley’s Central Contract Will Not Be Renewed

Lancashire left-arm spinner Alex Hartley will not have her England Women Central Contract renewed when her current terms run out in January. Hartley was informed earlier this month. The full list of England Women Central Contracts for the contract year commencing January 2020 will be released later this year. Interim Head Coach, Ali Maiden, said: “Alex is undoubtedly

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ECB Launches New Plan To Transform Women’s And Girls’ Cricket

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has today (8th October) launched its action plan to transform women’s and girls’ cricket with the fundamental goal of making cricket a gender-balanced sport. Transforming women’s and girls’ cricket is one of six priorities within ECB’s ‘Inspiring Generations’ strategy for 2020-2024. An unprecedented £20m of funding will be

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England Cricket stars align for The Hundred

England men’s and women’s World Cup winning players, including Joe Root, Heather Knight, Ben Stokes, Nat Sciver and Jofra Archer, have officially been selected for the eight new teams in 100 ball cricket competition, The Hundred. For the men’s competition, England Test captain Joe Root has joined Trent Rockets while England’s star bowler of the

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Sarah Taylor, A Tribute

I can’t claim to have seen all the great English wicket-keepers of the post-war period, but I did see one, Leslie Ames, who dates from before the war. Though by the time I saw him in a Kent county game in the early 1950s he no longer wore the gloves. Who have there been since?

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The Hundred – Overseas Players

Gearing-up for ‘The Hundred – Southern Hemisphere Success Existing readers will have seen announcements about appointing Coaches for The Hundred at eight city locations: Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Birmingham, Cardiff, Southampton plus two in London (Lord’s and the Oval). Early days for naming squads. Anyone thought of: ‘Ladies at Lord’s’? A more serious question is how Overseas cricketers

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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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Exploring Cricket’s ‘The Hundred’ potential

Existing readers will have read that preparations are underway to replace the women’s KIA Super League by the ‘The Hundred’ – a fast-and-furious cricket tournament. For four years, the game has been played as twenty overs per innings ‘20-20’. What will happen when more teams join the league and crucially, the number of balls bowled

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