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Mountain Bike World Championships: Annie Last wins GB’s first elite women’s cross-country medal

Annie Last says her silver medal in Australia has not ‘sunk in yet’ Annie Last has won Great Britain’s first ever medal in elite women’s cross-country at the Mountain Bike World Championships in Australia. The 27-year-old produced a career-best performance to take the silver in one hour, 29 minutes, 40 seconds in Cairns. The British champion finished behind Switzerland’s Jolanda Neff and ahead of Pauline Ferrand-Prevot of France. Last, who took her first Mountain Bike World Cup win earlier this season, said the podium finish felt “amazing”. “I’ve had a…

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Women’s Super League: Priest ton helps Storm to 10-wicket win over Diamonds

Before scoring her unbeaten century against Diamonds, Rachel Priest had managed to score just three runs in two previous inning this season Kia Super League, York Cricket Club Yorkshire Diamonds 160-7 (20 overs): Winfield 58; Huddleston 1-19 Western Storm 161-0 (17 overs): Priest 106*, Knight 48* Western Storm win by 10 wickets Click here for all of Sunday’s full scorecards Rachel Priest’s brilliant unbeaten century led Western Storm to a 10-wicket victory over Yorkshire Diamonds in the women’s Super League. The New Zealand wicket-keeper hit 106 off 65 balls, including…

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Women’s Ashes: Meg Lanning could miss the start of the series

Meg Lanning’s World Cup ended early when Australia went out in the semi-final to India and she was bowled for a duck Australia captain Meg Lanning could miss the start of the Women’s Ashes with the shoulder injury that hampered her World Cup. Cricket Australia have not yet announced when the world’s number one batter is expected to return to fitness. Coach Matthew Mott said Lanning, 25, “needs some time out of the game”. The series starts in Brisbane on 22 October with the first of three one-day internationals. “We’ll…

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Women’s Super League: Surrey Stars beat Yorkshire Diamonds by eight wickets

Sciver & Kapp inspire Stars to win by eight wickets Kia Super League, Kia Oval Yorkshire Diamonds 100 all out (19 overs): Luus 29, Brunt 25; Brunt 1-12 Surrey Stars 104-2 (17 overs): Kapp 48, Sciver 34; Hartley 3-15, Sciver 3-20 Surrey Stars won by 8 wickets Scorecard England pair Natalie Sciver and Alex Hartley took three wickets each as Surrey Stars beat Yorkshire Diamonds by eight wickets in their Women’s Super League opener. Sciver and Marizanne Kapp built a partnership of 67 as Surrey won with three overs to…

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Women’s cycling: New-rider numbers up by 723,000 since 2013

Women-only Breeze Bike rides have proven popular Nearly three quarters of a million more UK women have taken up cycling since 2013, according to British Cycling. Three times as many men rode bikes regularly as women in 2013, leading to the #WeRide initiative to get one million more women cycling by 2020. “Four years on, I am pleased to say that the sport is in a different place,” said new British Cycling chief executive Julie Harrington. She now wants stakeholders to work together to keep women cycling. Dame Sarah Storey…

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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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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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Women’s World Cup: Heather Knight salutes England’s teamwork

ICC Women’s World Cup semi-final: England v South Africa Venue: Brightside Ground, Bristol Date: Tuesday, 18 July Start time: 10:30 BST Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio 4 LW and online; in-play highlights and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website & app Captain Heather Knight has led England into the Women’s World Cup semi-finals – with just South Africa standing between the hosts and a place in Sunday’s final at Lord’s. After losing our opening group game against India,…

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