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White Ferns level T20 series

Sophie Devine smashed 29 off 20 deliveries to help New Zealand women level the three-match Twenty20 international series against England with a six-wicket victory at the Cobham Oval in Whangarei.   The 25-year-old’s innings was the decisive one for the White Ferns, but the win had been set up by openers Rachel Priest and Suzie Bates.

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England give New Zealand a lesson in the first T20

New Zealand women v England women – 1st Twenty20 International, Cobham Oval, Whangarei New Zealand women won the toss and elected to bat New Zealand women – 60 (Erin Bermingham 20, Anya Shrubsole 3-6, Heather Knight 3-10) 19.4 overs England women – 61-2 (Charlotte Edwards 32*, Sarah Taylor 16, Erin Bermingham 1-12, Georgia Guy 1-21)

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Priest and Satterthwaite inspire White Ferns

Rachel Priest and Amy Satterthwaite shared an unbroken second-wicket stand of 156 to lead New Zealand women to victory over England in the third ICC Women’s Championship one-day international. Player of the match Priest finished four runs short of a century and Sattherthwaite struck an unbeaten 76 to take the White Ferns, chasing 219, home with

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Shrubsole and Brunt shine in demolition of the White Ferns

Second women’s one-day international, Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui England 194 all out (49.2 overs):Edwards 65, Taylor 45, Shrubsole 4-36 New Zealand 104 (36.1 overs): Peterson 21, Peterson 4-25 England won by 90 runs and take two ICC Championship points – Charlotte Edwards Player of the Match Anya Shrubsole and Katherine Brunt blew New Zealand women away

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Suzie Bates leads from the front

New Zealand draw first blood as a captain’s century from Suzie Bates broke New Zealand’s duck in the ICC Women’s Championship as England were beaten by 67 runs in the first of three games between these teams that count towards the Championship. Bates’ 106 from 113 balls featuring 14 fours, a sixth hundred in her 67

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Charlotte Edwards looking forward to battle with Suzie Bates

Charlotte Edwards is relishing locking horns with a former team-mate Suzie Bates when England women tour New Zealand next month. Edwards and White Ferns opposite number Suzie Bates both played state cricket for Western Fury this winter in the Australian Women’s National Cricket League and Twenty20, the latter a competition that England wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor is

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Next generation fast bowlers set for South Africa training camps

Sixteen young England fast bowlers from across the men’s and women’s development programmes will travel to the High Performance Institute of Sport in Potchefstroom in the next month to take part in intensive skill based and strength and conditioning training camps. First to arrive in Potchefstroom, a mixture of high potential seam bowlers from the England

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Grundy and Marsh return to bolster England’s spin options

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today announced the England women’s touring party for the five-match One-Day International (ODI) and three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series in New Zealand next month. Charlotte Edwards (Kent) will captain a 15-player squad, which includes left-arm spinner Rebecca Grundy (Warwickshire) and Kent’s off-spinning all-rounder Laura Marsh, as they both

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