The women's Ashes Test series began at Hove on Tuesday. I don't know why the ECB insists on scheduling women's tours in parallel with their male compatriots. Australia had to do it in 2001 and England toured Australia as the men's tour was winding up in early 2003.
Australian vice-captain Karen Rolton's brilliant 107 not out in yesterday Women's World Cup Final against India is the first century scored in a WCWC Final. Not the second, as has been widely reported in the media today. I've explained why on Cricketwoman. [now available here - RE, 20.2.13]
[This article was originally written for the now defunct website, Cricketwoman. - RE]
Australian vice-captain Karen Rolton's unbeaten 107 in Sunday's Women's Cricket World Cup Final against India at Centurion was both the highest individual score and the first century scored in such a game.Australia's team total of 215 for 4 is the highest team total in a Women's World Cup Final, while Rolton's fourth-wicket partnership with Lisa Sthalekar is the largest partnership in a WCWC Final.
I'm a bit quiet on this blog at the moment. You knew that. I'll be pre-occupied with coverage of the 2005 Women's Cricket World Cup on Cricketwoman for a while.
This is a great challenge, as the media coverage is shaping up yet again as being appalling. This is a case of Stop complaining about the media. Be the media.
The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), which governs the men's game in the world's most populous cricketing nation, has rejected an application from the women's governing body for an amalgamation.
A brief announcement of the rejection of the request by the Women's Cricket Association of India (WCAI) was made at the conclusion of the BCCI's AGM, which was conducted at Eden Gardens, Calcutta on September 27-29.
Joan Wilkinson, who played thirteen Tests for England between 1949 and 1958, has died. Her funeral was held at Foulridge, Lancashire, on Tuesday April 23, the town where she passed away at home at the age of 83.
A right-handed batter and occasional spin bowler, Wilkinson was chosen for England's tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1948-49, where she played all Tests except the opening game of the Australian leg. She was in the team which hosted Australia in the 1951 season, and was England vice-captain when New Zealand toured in 1954.
The Irish national women's team makes its debut in men's club competition on Saturday April 27. The women will be playing nine matches in the Leinster Men's Intermediate A League - effectively a fifth-grade club competition - and will take on the Clontarf fourth XI at Castle Avenue, Dublin in the opening game.
Australian all-rounder Karen Rolton dominated the South Australian Women's Cricket Association A grade grand final on 23 and 24 March as Port Adelaide won its second consecutive title.
Rolton, arguably the world's best female cricketer at this time, smashed 201 not out as Port crushed the Northern Districts Jets by the margin of 254 runs in the two-day season finale at the Women's Memorial Playing Fields, St Marys.