England Women Win Final IT20

England Women won the final match of the Vitality Women’s IT20 series and the Women’s Ashes with a spirited effort at Bristol. Debutant off-spinner Mady Villiers was the star of the day – taking 2-20 and claiming the big wickets of Alyssa Healy and Ashleigh Gardner. England had earlier set 139-5 from their 20 overs,

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Australia Win By Seven Wickets At Hove

Australia Women won the second Vitality Women’s IT20 at Hove and went 12-2 up in the Women’s Ashes. England batted first on a slow pitch and worked their way to 121-9. Some early wickets gave them hope of defending their total – Australia at one point slipping to 35-3 – but Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry

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Australia Women Win Ashes Outright At Chelmsford

Australia Women went 10-2 up in the Women’s Ashes and won the trophy outright after a comfortable win in the first Vitality Women’s IT20 at Chelmsford. A superb unbeaten century from Meg Lanning powered the visitors to an imposing 226-3 and in reply England were never able to get going. Australia continued to take wickets throughout

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Sarah Taylor to miss IT20 Series

England Women wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor has decided to withdraw from the Vitality Women’s IT20 series against Australia. Taylor and ECB staff have worked together to manage her mental health across the last three years, but Taylor doesn’t feel in a position to take part in the upcoming three matches. Taylor said: “I first took a

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England Women Name Squad For Ashes IT20s

England Women have named their squad for the Vitality Women’s IT20 series against Australia, the final part of the multi-format Women’s Ashes series. With the score at 8-2 to the visitors, England need to win all three remaining games to tie the series 8-8. Australia retained the urn with the drawn Kia Women’s Test at

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Australia retain the Ashes

Australia retained the Women’s Ashes after the Test match at Taunton ended in a draw on day four. The tourists hold an unassailable 8-2 lead over England heading into the three-match IT20 series, with England no longer able to reach the 10 points needed to regain the trophy. England passed the follow-on target in the

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Australia Steady On Day One At Taunton

Australia enjoyed the best of the first day of the Kia Women’s Test at Taunton, reaching 265-3 at the close. In a must-win game for England their bowlers plugged away with limited success, coming up against Ellyse Perry (84*) and Rachael Haynes (54*) who put on 105 for the fourth wicket. Three wickets fell in

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England v Australia – Calamity, calamity!

This was a horrible day at Canterbury for England women’s cricketers. Best not to repeat what passing spectators said about events after the break. They came into the third of the three one-dayers 2-0 down and with Alyssa Healy’s prediction of an Australian whitewash hanging round their necks. Katherine Brunt hadn’t recovered from her ankle

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England Women Fall To Defeat In Third ODI

Australia Women are within two points of retaining the Women’s Ashes after a comprehensive victory over England in the third Royal London Women’s ODI at Canterbury. Set 270 to win England’s top order had absolutely no answer for Ellyse Perry (7-22) and were eventually dismissed for 75. The win means Australia are 6-0 up in the

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