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Nat Sciver-Brunt’s Holiday Tip

England v Sri Lanka – Third and Last ODI Grace Road, Leicester NSB’s holiday tip: take a few day’s off and return to find you’ve been appointed the company CEO and awarded a £100k bonus. In cricketing terms it meant, take over the England captaincy (Heather Knight under the weather) and score one of the

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Rain stopped Victory

England v Sri Lanka – Second ODI Wantage Road, Northampton The heatwave is over. Rain prevented England from coasting to a second successive win in the three-match series. Jon Lewis made two changes, one forced. Emma Lamb suffered back spasms; Mahika Gaur was wisely rested. Backs are precious. But the continued ignoring of Bess Heath

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Normal Service restored

England v Sri Lanka – First ODI Riverside, Chester-le-Street The PA announcement might have been: ’We apologise for any inconvenience’. England won by a street. Jon Lewis picked a team that many more fans might have agreed with than during the 1-2 reverse in the T20s. He opted more for pace than spin, which was

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Heads won’t roll

England v Sri Lanka – third T20 The usual phrase, ‘Heads must roll’ is less than likely in the world of cricket that England inhabit. But their performance at Derby, where they were rolled over by no fewer than seven wickets (a 20-over game, remember), speaks volumes. Once more batters found the bowling too testing.

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Where do England go from here?

One group who will be looking forward to the third of the three Sri Lanka T20s are the penny-counters at Derby. They can hardly have expected to see England arrive desperate to avoid another embarrassing defeat. A large crowd will be present, finger-nails protected from a nerve-ridden battering. After the visitors’ heroics at Chelmsford, all

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England crushed by Sri Lanka

Undone by Athapaththu – Second T20 The Cloud County Ground, Chelmsford 2 September 2023 A memorable day for Sri Lanka in front of a packed crowd at Chelmsford. They overwhelmed England with a one-sided victory to post their first ever defeat of England at T20 level. England are asked to bat first for the second

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England v Sri Lanka – First T20

1st Central County Ground, Hove 30 August 2023 Prelims A memorable piece of news broke on the eve of the opening match of the Sri Lankan tour: England’s women players would receive the same match fees as the men, with immediate effect. This was one of the recommendations made by the Independent Commission for Equity

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England Development XI v Sri Lanka T20

Arundel Castle, 28 August, 2023 Scores: England: 118-9 (RR 5.94) Sri Lanka 121-5 Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets It’s hard to judge how useful this game was to either nation. Of course the Sri Lankans needed all the practice they could get in unfamiliar English conditions, but it’s hard to argue that this was

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