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Women’s AFL: Will pay rise for cricketers hurt AFL’s expansion plans?

Women’s AFL: Will pay rise for cricketers hurt AFL’s expansion plans?

AS women’s football gains momentum, another code is upping the ante, with Cricket Australia announcing a pay increase for its female superstars starting next season. The pay rise will make Australia’s leading female cricketers the best paid non-individual athletes in the country, with Test players earnings set to exceed six figures. Indeed, Cricket Australia has pledged to almost double its …

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Women’s World T20 2016: Mithali Raj on women’s cricket in India

Women's World T20 2016: Mithali Raj on women's cricket in India

  Who is the first player to score a double hundred in a one-day international? More often than not, the answer given would be India legend Sachin Tendulkar, who scored 200 in 2010. Since then, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, Martin Guptill and Chris Gayle have all posted a double ton. However, not many are aware that the first player to …

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New coaches unveiled for Women’s Cricket Super League

New coaches unveiled for Women's Cricket Super League

  Caroline Foster and Salliann Briggs have been unveiled as head coaches for two of the six Women’s Cricket Super League teams in announcements that come ahead of the tournament this summer. Former England international and World Cup winner Foster has been announced as the new head coach of the South West team, while experienced coach and player Briggs has …

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England women v South Africa: Tourists win T20 series 2-1

England women v South Africa: Tourists win T20 series 2-1

  Third Women’s Twenty20 international, Johannesburg: South Africa 131-4 (20 overs): Lee 69*, Du Preez 39, Shrubsole 2-28 England 133-6 (15.3 overs): Taylor 60, Ismail 3-27 England won by four wickets England women added the Twenty20 series to their one-day success over South Africa by winning the deciding match in Johannesburg by four wickets. Sarah Taylor hit 60 off 40 …

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South Africa beat England women to set up T20 series decider

South Africa beat England women to set up T20 series decider

  South Africa beat England by 17 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method to level the Twenty20 series with one game to go. The hosts were on course for the second highest chase in women’s Twenty20 internationals before rain intervened. Sarah Taylor (66) top-scored in England’s 156-6 but Dane van Niekerk hit 63 as South Africa reached 145-3 when the match …

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Women’s Cricket Super League line-up revealed

Women's Cricket Super League line-up revealed

  The ECB has revealed the six participating hosts for this summer’s inaugural Women’s Cricket Super League. Hampshire Cricket, Lancashire County Cricket Board, Loughborough University, Surrey CCC, Yorkshire CCC and a South West team will compete in what will initially be a Twenty20 competition. The South West team is a collaboration between Gloucestershire CCC, Somerset CCC and the University of …

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BBC Sport – Women’s Ashes 2015: Australia beat England in second ODI

A drop behind the stumps by Sarah Taylor earned Lanning a reprieve on 72 as she went on to complete her sixth ODI century – just three behind counterpart Edwards, who has played 149 more matches.   Lanning, who fell for a duck in the first ODI, came to the crease with her side well set on 103-2, and looked …

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Women’s Ashes 2015: England and Australia captains ready for action | Cricket News | Sky Sports

After Jimmy Anderson sparked a friendly war of words between the men’s Ashes teams with his accusations that Michael Clarke had refused to share a drink with England after the first Test in Cardiff, the #women‘s skippers insisted the contest would be played in the right spirit.   Ahead of naming the England team on Monday night, the 35-year-old Kent …

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‘This Girl Can…Play Cricket’ | News | SportsWomen | Sky Sports

The ECB is encouraging cricket clubs to be part of a nationwide push to inspire women to play the game this summer, in conjunction with Sport England’s ‘This Girl Can’ campaign. The governing body says that although women’s cricket is growing in popularity, their research suggests that many are deterred by the traditional longer versions of the game. As part …

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Woman scores 100 against men | News | SportsWomen | Sky Sports

Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ, Dalton said: “I didn’t realise no other woman had done it, which was probably quite lucky because I started to get a bit nervous in the 90s. “It’s fantastic for me as a person,” she added, “but also for women playing sport. I hope it inspires more girls to get out there and play …

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