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India level the series

India Women 146-2 beat England Women 142-6 by eight wickets India Women levelled the Vitality IT20 series at Derby with a resounding eight-wicket win, despite a record-breaking half-century for 17-year-old Freya Kemp. England opted to bat first but got off to a poor start, falling to 54-5. Kemp and Maia Bouchier (34), teammates at Southern

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England Women win opening IT20 at Durham

England Women 134-1 beat India 132-7 by nine wickets Sarah Glenn took career-best figures of 4-23 and Sophia Dunkley hit her highest IT20 score of 61* as England Women beat India Women by nine wickets at Durham. Stand-in captain Amy Jones won the toss and asked India to bat, and her bowlers kept the visitors down to 132-7.

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Lauren Bell earns maiden England Women IT20 call-up

England Women have announced a squad of 14 players for the Vitality IT20 series against India, which gets underway in Durham on Saturday September 10. There are two changes from the group which participated in the Commonwealth Games. Heather Knight continues her recovery from a hip injury, and England’s leading IT20 wicket-taker Katherine Brunt will

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Trailblazers win as Skipper Smriti strikes a record score

International Women’s T20 Three Team Challenge Final: at Ash-Shariqah (Sharjah), UAE; November 9th Skipper Smriti Mandhana’s match-winning performance was seen on TV (‘SKY Sports); heard on the radio (‘Sports Xtra’); and ‘Tweeted’ via social media (‘Scroll India’.) As floodlights came on and light faded, playing conditions became more humid with a wet ball needing constant towelling. Before the

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4th International T20 England v West Indies

As heard on Radio ‘Five Live Sports Extra;’ and also seen on SKY Sports, Heather Knight’s victorious England team were prescribed a final night’s practice at catching balls falling from a floodlit night’s sky. Until the match toss is decided, either captain might decide to bat first. In the meantime, there’s only one night left during which to practice

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England v West Indies 3rd T20 – Closer but colder

The West Indies are getting closer – after going down by 47 runs twice, they failed by only 20 third time round. They deserve congratulation, because the weather demanded water-bottles and hand-warmers, reminding us of the snow storm that overtook the Scotland-England rugby match in Edinburgh last February. England were indebted to Nat Sciver for

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Stafanie Taylor tops 3000 runs as England win 2nd T20

Half-decent’ Win for England while WIndies’ Stafanie Taylor tops 3000 runs As seen on SKY Sports and heard on Radio ‘Five Live Sports Extra,’ England pulled-off a second win in the five-match series. Chances of England winning the series look ‘half-decent,’ given they need just another win to take the series. Commenting on her team’s performance in the second

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