Cross and Dunkley star in England Women ODI win
England Women 225-5 beat India Women 221 by five wickets
Five wickets for Kate Cross and an unbeaten half-century for Sophia Dunkley took England Women to a five-wicket win in the second Royal London International at Taunton.
Dunkley's 73 - in her debut ODI innings for England - settled some nerves for the home side after they fell to 92-4 and then 133-5. She was aided by Katherine Brunt, th
England Women win first Royal London International
England Women 202-2 beat India Women 201-8 by eight wickets
Fifties from Nat Sciver and Player of the Match Tammy Beaumont took England Women to a commanding eight-wicket win in the first Royal London International at Bristol.
It puts them 4-2 up in the multi-format series, after the LV= Insurance Test was drawn.
England's bowlers had done a fine job to restrict the visitors to 201-8 in t
England Women announce ODI squad
England Women have announced a 16-strong squad for the Royal London Series against India.
Sophia Dunkley is included, and could make her ODI debut when the series gets underway at Bristol on Sunday June 27.
Freya Davies and Sarah Glenn, who returned to their regional teams during the LV= Insurance Test match, are back in the squad.
Heather Knight (Western Storm, captain)
Emily Arlott (
England Women and India Women draw LV= Insurance Test
England 396-6 dec drew with India 231 & 344-8 (f/o)
India Women held on to draw the LV= Insurance Test at Bristol.
With the visitors reduced to 199-7 ahead of tea on the final day, the most likely outcome seemed to be an England win, but Sneh Rana and Taniya Bhatia dug in to put on 104 for the ninth wicket to secure the draw and see the points shared.
It means the multi-format series
England Women frustrated by rain on day three at Bristol
India 83-1 and 231 trail England 396-9 dec by 82 runs
England Women were frustrated by a combination of rain and Shafali Verma on day three of the LV= Insurance Test.
India trail by 82 runs going into the final day, having been asked to follow on, with 108 overs due to be bowled tomorrow.
Earlier Sophie Ecclestone had taken 4-88 to close the visitors’ first innings on 231.
England Women take flurry of late wickets at Bristol
India 187-5 (England 396-9 dec)
England Women took five late wickets across a dramatic final hour on day two of the LV= Insurance Test at Bristol.
Shafali Verma (96) and Smriti Mandhana (78) had taken their team to 167-0 but the late flurry of wickets saw the visitors close on 187-5, 209 in arrears.
Sophia Dunkley had earlier made a maiden Test half-century on debut - and Anya Shrubsole r
Knight narrowly misses out on ton on opening day
England Women 269-6
England Women’s captain Heather Knight fell agonisingly short of a second Test century – on the day she made her 100th appearance as England skipper – as the hosts ended day one of the LV= Insurance Test on 269-6.
Four Indian wickets in the final session saw the visitors wrestle back some momentum to leave the game evenly poised heading into day two.
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Emily Arlott earns call-up to England Women Test squad
England Women have announced a 17-strong squad for the LV= Insurance Test match against India, starting June 16.
There is a first international call-up for Central Sparks seamer Emily Arlott, fresh off a hat-trick in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy at the weekend, while South East Stars captain Tash Farrant is also included.
It’s expected the squad will be trimmed ahead of the Test match to
Sophia Dunkley receives first England Women's Central Contract
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have announced the England Women Central Contracts for 2021-22.
Seventeen contracts have been awarded, with Sophia Dunkley receiving her first Central Contract.
The contracts run from May 1, 2021 to October 31, 2022 in order to align with the professional contracts at the eight Regional teams.
Tammy Beaumont (Lightning)
Katherine Brunt (Norther
Ashes 2021-22 schedule confirmed
Men’s Ashes Test Series will commence in Brisbane on 8 December 2021
The fifth Men’s Ashes Test will take place at Optus Stadium, Perth on 14 January 2022
Women’s Ashes will start on 27 January 2022 in Canberra
The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Australia (CA) have confirmed the Men’s and Women’s Ashes schedule for 2021-22 to be staged in Australia.
Men’s Ashes Tes
Cricket Stars Team Up with Dr Ranj to Help Kids Get Outdoors and Active Again
England cricketers Chris Woakes and Sophie Ecclestone, who are also set to play in The Hundred this summer, have written a letter to more than 150,000 kids and their parents around the country about the positive role cricket can play in their lives The two international players visited their old primary schools to read the letters to pupils Exacerbated by the pandemic, a recent survey has reveal