The forgotten Ashes heroes of 2005

The Ashes has teed off the summer with a thrilling contest at Edgbaston and there is so much more to come from England’s men and women teams against their oldest rivals from Australia.

Much of the TV coverage and preview features has centred around the famous 2005 Ashes victory for England men over an all-conquering Australian side. It was an iconic summer in Emglish sporting history...


England captain Heather Knight feels there is ‘real momentum’ in women’s sport

England captain Heather Knight believes there is a "real momentum" behind women's sport, 100 days out from the start of what she expects to be a "blockbuster" Ashes series.

The highly anticipated Ashes summer includes only the second ever five-day women's Test, which is scheduled to begin at Trent Bridge on June 22.

Knight's team and Ben Stokes' men's side will each be...


Hat-trick of England success on Magic Monday

Magic Monday was the feeling across Women’s Sport in England after sensational victories in football, cricket and hockey.

After a tense opening win over Austria in Euro 2022, England entered the clash with Norway at Brighton’s Amex Stadium knowing that the spotlight was on for the hosts and tournament favourites to deliver a statement performance .

The response was truly...


Scarlett strikes an unbelievable innings

When it comes to individual achievements with a cricket bat, teenager Scarlett Hughes has already set a mark that will be very difficult to surpass, even with a full career ahead of her.

Playing in a 40-over match in the Essex Women’s Premier League, Hughes smashed her way to an astonishing 306 before retiring, as her side, Billericay Blaze, scored a mammoth total of 541/3 against...

women's sport, women's cricket, England, ECB

England's trip to New Zealand gives hint of better times to come

On the date of the third one-day international, England and New Zealand should have been meeting in a World Cup group game. Sadly, the cancellation of that tournament was taken out of their hands by the ICC but if any country could have held a multi-team competition in a global pandemic, it was New Zealand.

Women's cricket has been hit hard by Covid-19, meaning qualifiers and bi-...

Cricket, women's cricket, girls cricket, ECB, England, England cricket

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...

Cricket, women's cricket, girls cricket, ECB, England, England cricket

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...

Cricket, women's cricket, girls cricket, ECB, England, England cricket

Preview: England v West Indies - the summer starts here (at last)

In a COVID-free world, both England and West Indies would have been planning for the World Cup in New Zealand early next year. Things, as we know, have not gone to plan since Katy Perry sang the T20 World Cup to a close in March.

There was much room for optimism in the women’s game. Even after the global pandemic scythed through the sporting calendar, the England and Wales Cricket...

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Lightning retain bragging rites as Central fail to Spark in search for final spot

There were contrasting fortunes at the Fischer County Ground, Leicester, as Lightning won their second game in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, beating a spirited Central Sparks side by 55 runs.

Whereas Lighting had no chance of advancing to the final, there was a slim chance of Central Sparks making it to the showpiece fixture at one of their home bases, Edgbaston.


Cricket, women's cricket, girls cricket, ECB, England, England cricket

Yorkshire Diamonds rely on experience to see them home

There are a lot of what-ifs in cricket. It is usually complicated to settle an argument one way or another. On Monday, question would have been, “What if Nat Sciver hadn’t scored 104 for Northern Diamonds?"

The answer was Northern Diamonds would again prosper, this time by two wickets.

We got as close as it is possible to that when Lightning and Northern Diamonds met at the...