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The Hundred blazes a trail as it launches with women’s match

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The Hundred will make history in its opening fixture as it launches with a women’s match. The action-packed new 100-ball competition – designed to open cricket up to more families and young people - will start with Oval Invincibles hosting Manchester Originals at The Kia Oval on Wednesday 21 July before the same two men’s sides follow suit the following day.

It will be the first time...

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Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy to return this summer alongside new T20 competition

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The Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy will return alongside the new Women’s Regional T20 as a new era begins for women’s domestic cricket this summer.

Fixtures for the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy and the Women’s Regional T20 have been released today with 56 matches to be played across both competitions.

The Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy will begin on 29 May with each of the eight...

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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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ECB search for new opponents after South Africa withdraw from England tour

The England and Wales Cricket Board are determined to find new opponents for the England Women's team this summer despite the withdrawal of South Africa from their tour of the country.

The Proteas were due to play four one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches in September but joined India in not being able to come to England due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

The...

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ECB announce Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy

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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed that this summer’s women’s domestic 50-over competition will be named the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy in honour of England’s pioneering World Cup-winning captain.

The special-edition competition has been created for this summer only to ensure women’s domestic cricket is played despite the challenges of COVID-19 and underlines...

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New domestic cricket competition confirmed - but still no dates

The England and Wales Cricket Board have confirmed a 50-over competition for the eight new domestic regional teams will take place this summer, but the fixtures will not be announced until August.

Two groups of four will compete with sides split into regions. An ECB statement said: "The staging of this competition reflects the ECB’s commitment to continue the journey to...

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Lauren Winfield: cancelling The Hundred leaves players in "No-Man's Land"

England star Lauren Winfield admits she was ‘gutted’ by cancellation of The Hundred this year as it leaves too many players in the women’s game in a financial ‘No Man’s Land’.

The new 100-ball ECB competition was set to take place this summer but has been postponed until 2021.

Winfield had been named captain of the Northern Superchargers, one of eight new regional franchises...

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England to use Derby training base for South Africa series

England will be based in Derby for the forthcoming series against South Africa, assuming the tour goes ahead.

India, who were due to play England and South Africa in a tri-series later in the summer, were forced to cancel their expected trip to England because of the continuing coronavirus crisis.

According to BBC Sport, England will use a bio-secure training camp at the...

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India withdraw from England tour

India have pulled out of a proposed tri-series against England and South Africa in September because of the country's continuing coronavirus crisis.

The side were originally expected to tour England in June and July but the series was postponed due to the global pandemic.

England were hoping both India and South Africa would be able to provide some international action this...

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