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Ashes a test of our resilience says Mark Robinson

Adam Collins discovers that the England women’s coach has thrown down a challenge to his team

Expect Yorkshire Diamonds to make up for last year in the Kia Super League

(Photo: Getty Images) By Adam Collins This second edition of the KSL is destined to surpass the first with England’s World Cup players ready to grow in stature alongside an increasingly strong overseas contingent. Expect Southern Vipers to battle hard in what may be Charlottee Edwards’ swansong but Yorkshire Diamonds have a point to prove. […]

Pity that KSL launch lacked World Cup’s self confidence

(Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) Alison Mitchell regrets that women’s T20 league was introduced in low-key style… There’s a lot to be said for the power of success and the creation of recognisable heroes. In the wake of England’s victorious Women’s World Cup campaign, the ECB have been able to announce an extension of their […]

Let’s not stop living the dream, says Clare Connor

ECB director of cricket Clare Connor on a day to remember at Lord’s and the impetus created for the women’s game going forward

Countdown to glory: Alison Mitchell chronicles a World Cup winning day at Lord’s

(Photo: Getty Images) The Cricket Paper’s columnist recounts her breathless duties on the day of the  World Cup final at Lord’s – a timeline that started with trepidation but ended in glory and celebration for the women’s game worldwide 0630 I climb out of bed and nervously pull back the hotel room curtains to check […]

Alison Mitchell’s Team of the Tournament sees Meg Lanning named as captain

Prior to the final at the Home of Cricket, Alison Mitchell picks her star-studded team of the tournament… With the Women’s World Cup final upon us, it’s time to pick my team of the tournament. At the time of writing, the semi-finals hadn’t been played, so this is a team based on performances in the […]

England look to banish memories of 2016 as Women’s World Cup draws big media audience

By Alison Mitchell England’s thrilling three-run victory over Australia in Bristol was worth far more than the two points on offer in the Women’s World Cup table. A clash between the game’s oldest rivals always attracts more attention than other matches, and this one was being beamed to a global audience on TV and streamed […]

These matchwinners can match my World Cup winners – Edwards

(Photo: Getty Images) By Richard Edwards Only three England captains have known what it feels like to lift the World Cup – but Charlotte Edwards is backing Heather Knight to follow in some very impressive footsteps this summer. Edwards, who called time on her international career back in May 2016 after two decades of almost […]

Robinson’s charges are now hitting the right notes

With less than a month to go until the World Cup, Alison Mitchell speaks to Mark Robinson on the returning Sarah Taylor The recall of Sarah Taylor to England Women’s World Cup squad was met with unconditional warmth this week, following the 28-year-old’s break from the game to deal with anxiety. It was noticeable, however, […]

Friendly rivalry is driving Wilson on

AN INTER-SQUAD mini-series seemed like the perfect way to get competitive juices flowing just two months out from a World Cup – but England batter Fran Wilson admits splitting the squad into two teams has created a battle more intense than even international cricket. England are currently in Dubai on a three-week training camp as […]


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