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World Cricket League: Jersey coach Neil MacRae targets division four title

Jersey won all five of their matches in World Cricket League Division Five Jersey coach Neil MacRae says his team is capable of winning World Cricket League Division Four next year after gaining promotion from the tier below. The Channel Islanders were crowned division five champions for the third time in South Africa on Saturday. However, MacRae’s side have been relegated on each of their past three tournaments at division four level. “This side is still young but they’ve got a lot of tournament experience now,” he told BBC Radio…

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World Cricket League: Jersey top group but Guernsey relegated in South Africa

Ben Stevens (left) has made 116 runs and taken 10 wickets in Jersey’s three group games Jersey cruised into the World Cricket League Division Five semi-finals with a 108-run win over Ghana, but Guernsey have been relegated. Jersey finished top of Group B with a 100% record in South Africa and will face Qatar in the last four. Guernsey faced Qatar in Group A knowing victory would take them through, while a defeat would see them go down. They posted 231-9, but Qatar chased it down with three wickets and…

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Table cricket: Get inspired takes a look at fully inclusive version

The best table cricket teams from around the country gather at England’s home of cricket, Lord’s, to compete for the title of “Table Cricket National Champions.” Developed in 1990, this fully inclusive version of the sport incorporates a table, a small wooden bat and bowling ramp. Discover more about the sport and the fantastic team spirit among the players and fans. Got what it takes to become a table cricket champ? visit our guide to find out how you can get involved. Source link

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England v West Indies: Day-night Test cricket brings little change

Alastair Cook left the field at 21:30 BST with 153 to his name If you didn’t look at the clock, you might not have known there was anything different. Spectators marched down Pershore Road, lugging coolboxes full of enough food to last a week. The optimistic wore shorts, the realistic carried umbrellas. Traffic was nearly static, bumper to bumper. Parking was enough of a nightmare to make the £15 space offered by the Church of St Mary and St Ambrose seem appealing, certainly more so than the £20 spot peddled…

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Women’s World Cup: England win over India can be ‘springboard’ for women’s cricket

Highlights: Shrubsole inspires England to World Cup glory England’s World Cup triumph can be a “springboard” for women’s cricket around the world, according to captain Heather Knight. The hosts beat India by nine runs at Lord’s in front of a sell-out 26,500 crowd, the biggest in Women’s World Cup history. More than 50 million people worldwide watched the group stages. “What a tournament it has been – the support, the cricket and everything about it,” said Knight. Anya Shrubsole took 6-46 – the best figures in a World Cup final…

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BBC to broadcast live TV coverage of English international and domestic cricket

The BBC has not shown live cricket on the TV since 1999 English international and domestic cricket will be shown live on BBC TV for the first time in 21 years from 2020. In a five-year deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), more than 100 hours of cricket will be broadcast each summer. The contract includes live TV coverage of England men and women’s Twenty20 internationals and the ECB’s new men’s domestic T20 tournament. TV highlights of England men’s home Tests, one-day internationals and T20s will also…

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Charlotte Edwards: Ex-England captain wants equal opportunities in school cricket

Charlotte Edwards is an ambassador for charity Chance to Shine Former England captain Charlotte Edwards wants cricket equality in schools after a study found girls have fewer chances to play than boys. Research led by cricket charity Chance to Shine found almost a third of girls aged between eight and 16 do not have the chance to take part. “We’ve seen a revolution in girls’ cricket over my career,” said Edwards. “More can always be done and I’m calling on all schools to give girls equal opportunities to play.” The…

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Luke Ronchi: New Zealand wicketkeeper retires from international cricket

Luke Ronchi was part of the New Zealand team eliminated in the group stages of the recent Champions Trophy New Zealand wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi has retired from international cricket ahead of his move to Leicestershire for the 2017 T20 Blast. Ronchi, 36, represented Australia in a handful of limited-over matches before switching allegiance to the country of his birth in 2012. He was part of the side which reached the final of the 2015 World Cup. “I can’t think of a better time to have been involved with New Zealand…

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