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T20 Blast semi-final: Notts Outlaws beat Hampshire to reach final

Notts bowler Steven Mullaney took three key Hampshire wickets, including opener James Vince for 56 NatWest T20 Blast semi-final, Edgbaston Notts Outlaws 169-7 (20 overs): Wessels 48; Wood 2-17 Hampshire 146 (18.4 overs): Vince 56; Gurney 3-19, Mullaney 3-22 Notts Outlaws beat Hampshire by 23 runs Scorecard Notts Outlaws set up a T20 Blast final against Birmingham Bears with a 23-run win over two-time winners Hampshire. Notts posted 169-7 with Riki Wessels top-scoring with 48 off 27 balls, while England opener Alex Hales made just 15. Pakistan international Shahid Afridi…

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Charlotte Edwards: Ex-England captain retires after Southern Vipers loss in Super League final

Charlotte Edwards made 20 not out off only eight balls at the end of Southern Vipers’ innings Ex-England captain Charlotte Edwards has retired from professional cricket. The 37-year-old made the announcement after her Southern Vipers side lost to Western Storm by seven wickets in the final of the Women’s Super League. “You won’t see me playing in this tournament again,” Edwards told BBC Radio 5 live sports extra. “Tonight is my last game. Some things have to come to an end. I’m really proud of the team but it’s time…

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Village side Dorchester-on-Thames score 40 off final over to earn improbable win

Batsman Steve McComb says his arthritic ankle means he struggles to run between the wickets, so he prefers to deal in boundaries A village cricket side scored 40 runs from the final over of a league match to secure the most unlikely of victories. Needing 35 to win from the last six deliveries of their game against Swinbrook, Dorchester-on-Thames CC looked down and out in the Oxfordshire Cricket Association match. Hosts Swinbrook had posted 240 from their 45 overs in the Division Four encounter. With an over to go in…

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West Indies draw with Kent after weather-hit final day

Shimron Hetmyer made an unbeaten 43 off 39 balls in West Indies’ draw match against Kent Tour match, Canterbury, day three West Indies 265 & 132-4: Hetmyer 43; Hartley 2-44 Kent 331-9 dec: Dickson 142; Joseph 4-72 Scorecard Match drawn The West Indies drew their tour match with Kent as weather impacted on their hopes of more batting practice on the final day in Canterbury. Play began 80 minutes late after rain with the tourists 66 runs behind and they lost Kraigg Brathwaite (8) to Charlie Hartley’s fourth ball. Kieran…

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Women’s World Cup final: England want ‘perfect game’ against India

Anya Shrubsole hit the winning runs in England’s semi-final win over South Africa ICC Women’s World Cup final: England v India Venue: Lord’s Date: Sunday, 23 July Time: 10:30 BST Coverage: In-play video highlights, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and text commentary on the BBC Sport website, mobile and app. Seamer Anya Shrubsole says England are aiming to produce the “perfect game” when they face India in the Women’s World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday. England have won six straight matches since losing the opening game to India….

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Women’s World Cup final: England’s band of sisters ready for final

England will meet India in the final of the Women’s World Cup at Lord’s on Sunday Tammy Beaumont has lots of spare keys for her house because Alex Hartley managed to lose three sets on three separate nights out. When Katherine Brunt was in Australia, unable to sleep and in tears because of a back injury, it was Nat Sciver who walked her around a Melbourne park at 5am. Fran Wilson has a reputation for leaving things in hotel rooms, while Laura Marsh is called upon to fix anything that…

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