England Women squads named for white-ball tour to New Zealand
The England Women IT20 and ODI squads for the forthcoming tour to New Zealand have been named.
Heather Knight’s side will play five IT20s and three ODIs across March and April.
Hollie Armitage and Linsey Smith are named in the IT20 squad for the opening three matches.
Northern Diamonds captain Armitage, who represented England Women A in the tour of India in November and has recently been
ECB announces increased investment, evolved ownership model and expanded competition structure for women’s professional game
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is today announcing the next stage in the evolution of women’s cricket with the creation of a three-tiered domestic competition structure and a shift in the ownership model underpinning the women’s professional game.
In addition, the ECB has also confirmed that it will invest a further £4m-£5m per year into the women’s professional game from 2025-20
Injury update: Emma Lamb
Emma Lamb has undergone surgery on a lower back injury.
Following a recovery period, opening batter Lamb will now begin her rehabilitation with the ECB and Thunder medical teams.
England Women U19s: Tri Series preparation group and new coaching team announced
England Women U19s will tour Sri Lanka to take on the hosts and Australia in a Tri Series (March 2024-April 2024).
Both T20 and 50-over formats will be played across the tour, with more details including dates and locations to be announced in due course.
A preparation group will commence a series of winter camps in Loughborough in January before a reduced tour squad is announced at a later d
India Women v England Women Test match day three: Hosts secure 347-run win
England Women suffered a 347-run defeat in their Test match against India at DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai.
India declared before the start of play, setting England 479 to win but Heather Knight’s side fell to 131 all out inside 27.3 overs.
Openers Tammy Beaumont and Sophia Dunkley started well before Renuka Singh Thakur bowled Beaumont at 27-1 while Dunkley was dismissed by Pooja Vastrakar
India Women v England Women Test match day two: Hosts in control
India Women took control of their Test match with England after impressing on a 19-wicket day at DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai.
England fell to 136 all out in reply to India's first-innings of 428.
Off-spinner Deepti Sharma took 5-7, with Nat Sciver-Brunt's 59 a significant contribution for England.
India decided against the the follow-on, Charlie Dean took 4-68 and fellow spinner Sophi
India Women v England Women Test match day one: Hosts finish on 410-7
India Women finished on 410-7 against England on day one of the Test match at DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai.
Four India batters recorded half-centuries including debutants Jemimah Rodrigues and Satheesh Shubha as England’s bowlers fought hard on a batter-friendly pitch.
England started brightly as Lauren Bell and Kate Cross removed openers Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma but India regroup
England Women defeated in final IT20 match against India
England Women ended their IT20 series against India with a five-wicket defeat at Wankhede Stadium.
England headed into the match having sealed the series following victories in the first two meetings. They made four changes from last night’s fixture, Maia Bouchier, Danielle Gibson, Bess Heath and Mahika Gaur coming into the XI.
Captain Heather Knight’s half century ensured England ended th
England Women earn IT20 series win over India
England Women secured an IT20 series victory against India, winning by four wickets at Wankhede Stadium.
Heather Knight made one change to the side who won the opening IT20 on Wednesday, Charlie Dean coming in for Mahika Gaur.
Player of the match Dean opened the bowling and made an instant impact, taking a wicket with her second ball, dismissing Shafali Verma and finished 2-16.
England Women Test match squad update
Emma Lamb has been withdrawn from the England Women Test squad to play India due to a back problem.
Lamb has returned home to the UK where she will see a spinal surgeon to determine next steps.
Maia Bouchier has been called up to the Test squad while Kirstie Gordon also links up with Heather Knight’s Test squad.
Gordon represented England Women A in their 2-1 IT20 series victory over Indi
England Women centrally contracted list announced
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced the England Women Central Contracts for 2023/24.
Eighteen contracts, which run for one year, have been awarded with Maia Bouchier and Danielle Gibson given their first England Women Central Contract.
Bowlers Mahika Gaur and Lauren Filer and wicketkeeper-batter Bess Heath have all been awarded development contracts after breaking into
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