The experienced trio of Charlotte Edwards, Arran Brindle and Jenny Gunn turned in starring performances as England Women thumped Pakistan Women by 111 runs in the first of two One-Day Internationals. Louth's London Road ground in Lincolnshire hosted international cricket for the first time as England posted 227 for seven and then dismissed Pakistan for 116 in reply.
Chris Gayle chatted to Cricket World TV during the launch of the Chris Gayle Academy in London, a project which aims to use cricket to develop young people into community leaders both in England and around the world.
In this interview clip, he focusses on the Champions Trophy, reflecting on being part of the side that won in 2004, how they might fare in 2013, and whether he could one day emulate Sachin Tendulkar by scoring a double-century in a limited overs match.
New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult has been ruled out of the One-Day International series with England and the ICC Champions Trophy with a torn side muscle.
He picked up the injury during England's 247-run victory in the second and final Test and has been replaced in New Zealand's squad by Ian Butler.
New Zealand have replaced injured all-rounder Andrew Ellis with fast bowler Doug Bracewell in their 15-man squad for the ICC Champions Trophy.
Ellis was ruled out of the tournament earlier this month with a broken rib and will also miss the three One-Day Internationals against England which begin later this month.
New Zealand got their tour of England off to a winning start with an impressive 107-run win over Derbyshire inside three days at the County Ground.
On the final day, Derbyshire had been set 335 to win but were comfortably beaten as Neil Wagner took five wickets and Doug Bracewell three.
Fast bowler Doug Bracewell is poised to return to New Zealand's squad ahead of the decisive third Test against England in Auckland, which begins on Friday (22nd March), should he get through a domestic game without any problems.
Bracewell was, somewhat embarrassingly, unavailable for the opening two matches, which were both drawn, after he cut his foot while cleaning up following a house party.
New Zealand fast bowler Doug Bracewell has been ruled out of the first Test against England with the foot injury he sustained at the weekend.
He suffered the unusual injury while clearing up afer a house party, and New Zealand Cricket have reminded Bracewell of his obligations as an international player.
New Zealand fast bowler Doug Bracewell is an injury doubt for the first Test against England which starts on Wednesday (6th March) in Dunedin.
The 22-year-old, who has taken 46 wickets in 15 Tests, reportedly cut his foot on glass while clearing up after a house party.
England captain Charlotte Edwards became just the third woman to reach eight One-Day International centuries as she led her side to a third-place finish at the Women's World Cup in Mumbai.
Edwards warded off a late flurry of wickets with an unbeaten 106 as England closed on 222 for six in reply to New Zealand's total of 220 for eight.
Australia have added 23-year-old Queensland batsman Joe Burns to their Twenty20 International squad of their one-off game against world champions the West Indies in Brisbane on Wednesday (13th February).
Burns has been added as cover for Adam Voges, who suffered a hamstring injury after hitting his maiden century during Sunday's fifth and final One-Day International.