Trish Langsford, former Australia U23 captain, loses battle with MS

Submitted by Rick Eyre on March 21 2002, 4:00 pm

Tricia Langsford, captain of the Australian Under-23 women's cricket team in 1994, died in Sydney on March 16 following a long battle with multiple sclerosis. She was 30.

A promising all-rounder from New South Wales who was considered a future member of the senior Australian women's team, Trish Langsford was named Player of the Series in the 1991-92 national championships at the age of 20, having taken 17 wickets at 9.88 and scored 99 runs at 24.75. The 1992 edition of the "ABC Australian Cricket Almanac" named her as one of Australia's four women players of the year.

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A possible world record as Britt smashes 344

Submitted by Rick Eyre on March 19 2002, 4:00 pm

Australia Youth all-rounder Kris Britt scored an astonishing 344 not out in a 50-over match for Western District against North Canberra-Gungahlin in the ACT Women's Cricket competition on Sunday March 10. Her score is believed to be a world record for a limited-over game at senior club level or above, male or female.

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South Africa defeats India for first time

Submitted by Rick Eyre on March 11 2002, 5:00 am

South Africa has taken a 1-0 lead in their historic one-day series against India with a win in a rain-affected match at the North West Cricket Stadium, Potchefstroom, on Sunday March 11. The win, by 29 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method of calculating revised targets, follows the washout of last Thursday's historic series opener at Lenasia.

Pakistan, Sri Lanka exchange Test for more ODIs

Submitted by Rick Eyre on January 17 2002, 4:00 pm

Another blow has been dealt to the future of Test cricket in the women's game, with the decision to scrap the one-off Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan which was scheduled to begin this Sunday.

At the request of the Pakistan Women's Cricket Control Association (PWCCA), the four-day Test, which was to have commenced at the Colts Ground, Colombo, on January 20, has been converted to three limited-over matches, to be played on Sunday 20, Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 January.

Pakistan to replace WI on Sri Lankan tour

Submitted by Rick Eyre on December 6 2001, 5:00 pm

Pakistan will play one Test and three one-day internationals in Sri Lanka in January following the cancellation of the West Indies' tour.

The West Indies Women's Cricket Federation decided last month that they would not proceed with their tour of Sri Lanka and Pakistan because of security concerns related to geopolitical instability in the south Asian region.

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WI shelve Asian tour but plan home triseries

Submitted by Rick Eyre on December 6 2001, 4:00 pm

The West Indies' plans for their first international tour since the 1997 Women's World Cup were shelved during November. The West Indies Women's Cricket Federation cancelled its tour of Sri Lanka, scheduled for January, and abandoned tentative plans for a visit to Pakistan immediately afterwards.

The war in Afghanistan, and broader concerns about security in Sri Lanka and globally, were given as the reasons for the cancellation of the tour. Pakistan have since agreed to play the tour dates in Sri Lanka vacated by the West Indians.