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Farrant returns for England's tour of New Zealand

England have recalled bowler Tash Farrant for the first time since 2018 for the spring tour of New Zealand but both Anya Shrubsole and Katie George miss out through injury.

The squad are due to play three Twenty20 matches and three one-day-internationals in February and March. ...

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England to tour Pakistan for the first time in October

England will play two Twenty20 internationals and a three-match one-day series against Pakistan in October 2021 after confirming a first-ever trip to the country.

The T20 matches will be part of a double header series with the England men's team who will also be in Pakistan for their first tour in 16 years.

The women will then stay in Karachi for the three one-day...

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ECB announce 41 full-time domestic contracts

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The eight teams within the new women’s Regional set-up have today confirmed their allocation of professional players – meaning 41 female cricketers have now signed full-time domestic contracts.

In June of this year 25 players signed regional retainers. Today’s announcement adds a further 16 players to the list of contracted professionals and confirms that all 41 have progressed on to...

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Women's Hundred to be played at same venues as men's matches

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The Hundred Women’s Competition will be played across the same eight venues due to host the Men’s Competition in 2021.

The decision has been taken due to the operational implications of COVID-19, with double-headers and increased alignment with the men’s teams providing the Women’s Competition with appropriate visibility and exposure – including more comprehensive broadcast coverage...

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Ecclestone stars in Trailblazers victory at the Women's T20 Challenge

England bowler Sophie Ecclestone starred as her Trailblazers side won their first Women's T20 Challenge title in Sharjah. The Trailblazers beat reigning champions Supernovas by 16 runs in the final.

It was a low-scoring contest, Trailblazers losing seven wickets for just 17 runs following a good start from Smriti Mandhana and Deandra Dottin to set a total of 118 for eight.

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England complete Windies whitewash in Derby downpour

England completed a 5-0 series victory against the West Indies despite damp conditions in Derby. Rain delayed the start of the match until 7.15pm with the duration reduced to five overs per side.

The visitors batted first and scored 41 for three from their 30 deliveries. England's response started poorly, losing two wickets for five runs. However, they limped to victory with three...

England to tour New Zealand in the spring

The England and Wales Cricket Board is expected to confirm England will tour New Zealand in February and March 2021. New Zealand was due to host the Cricket World Cup early next year but that tournament has been postponed until 2022.

England have been restricted to playing a five-match Twenty20 series against the West Indies this summer after proposed tours for India and South Africa...

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Amy Jones helps England make it four wins out of four

England continued their dominance of the Twenty20 International series against the West Indies in Derby. Having already won the series, a spectacular 55 from 37 balls for Amy Jones set up a fourth consecutive victory and the opportunity to complete a clean sweep on Wednesday.

The home side were wobbling at 43 for three in the ninth over when Jones came to the crease but a partnership...

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Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy: Southern Vipers hold firm in final

Southern Vipers (231 from 49.5 overs) beat Northern Diamonds (193 from 42.4 overs) by 38 runs

It was somewhat fitting that Edgbaston was the scene for the inaugural Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy final - a ground that was synonymous with that great figure in women’s cricket as well as the venue for the first World Cup final.

A battle of north versus south - which neither side...

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England build win around Sciver to secure series victory

In front of a BBC television audience for the first time since 1993, England sealed the five-match T20 International series against West Indies with two games to spare thanks to a 20-run victory at Derby.

The innings of Natalie Sciver (82) for England and Deandra Dottin (63) for West Indies were the highlights of a game at a chilly Incora County ground.

Both Sciver and...

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Windies collapse helps England take 2-0 series lead

A West Indian collapse from 72 for one to 96 for eight helped England ease to victory by 47 runs in the second Twenty20 International in Derby.

On a night when runs were hard to come by, England grafted to 151 for eight from their 20 overs. Nobody really settled into a decent rhthym, Sarah Glenn top scoring with 26 having come in at number eight.

The Windies started well in...