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A possible world record as Britt smashes 344

Submitted by rickeyre on March 19, 2002 - 4:00pm

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 rickeyre on March 11, 2002 - 5:00am

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.

It's all just a commodity

Submitted by rickeyre on February 11, 2002 - 4:00pm

So South Africa won the Australian one-day triseries for 2001-02. They defeated New Zealand 2-0 in the best-of-three final, and congratulations to them. We should be thankful to them, too, for sparing us from an episode that would have shown us just a little more evidence that cricket is nothing but a commodity for television.

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Pakistan, Sri Lanka exchange Test for more ODIs

Submitted by rickeyre on January 17, 2002 - 4:00pm

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 rickeyre on December 6, 2001 - 5:00pm

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 rickeyre on December 6, 2001 - 4:00pm

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.

Top ten things you didn't know about Martyn Ball

Submitted by rickeyre on November 3, 2001 - 4:00pm

10. He played for Young England in 1989.

9. His nicknames (according to "The Cricketers' Who's Who") are Benny and Barfo.

8. He is Gloucestershire's only player on the Test leg of the Indian tour.

7. It took eight years at Gloucestershire before Ball was awarded his county cap.

6. The reason the England selectors selected him yesterday for the tour of India is that they wanted to replace Robert Croft with a "like-for-like replacement". Yes, they wanted a bowler just like Robert Croft...

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