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.
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.
Brad Haddin, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Adam Voges will be part of Australia's One-Day International squad for the fifth and final game against the West Indies in Melbourne on Sunday (10th February).
Wicket-keeper Haddin replaces Matthew Wade, who, along with Glenn Maxwell, is departing early for the Test tour of India which gets underway later this month.
Reigning Women's World Cup champions England got their campaign back on track following their unexpected one-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka with a 32-run win over India in Mumbai.
Charlotte Edwards scored 109 as England posted 272 for eight and despite Harmanpreet Kaur's maiden ODI century in India's reply, they closed on 240 for nine, Katherine Brunt taking four for 29.
Captain Charlotte Edwards hit 78 from the to order to set up a 51-run win for England Women over South Africa Women in their 2013 World Cup warm-up match in Mumbai.
Although no other player could reach a half-century, England's 270 for nine proved to be beyond South Africa, for whom Trisha Chetty (57) and Mignon du Preez (64 not out) top scored.
Following a difficult second half to day one, the Pakistanis were back to near their best on day two to show just why the upcoming Test series against South Africa is so eagerly anticipated. Resuming on 178 for six, they were hauled up to 329 by the overnight pair of Sarfraz Ahmed and Umar Gul. Gul then took two wickets in the ninth over of the South African Invitational XI's reply as they slipped to 31 for three.
England Women's Cricket Captain, Charlotte Edwards, took time out of her busy schedule to lend her support to a Cricket for Change organised 'Disability Sport Awareness Day' on the 15th January 2013, which was a focus for girls and young women.
The event held at The MCC Indoor School at Lord's Cricket Ground, was in support of the increase in exposure of sportswomen with a disability brought about by the London Paralympic Games, around 150 girls and young women attending from 17 different schools across London.
England Women's Cricket Captain, Charlotte Edwards, will be lending her support to a Cricket for Change organised Disability Sport Awareness Day on the 15th January 2013 which will be a focus for girls and young women.
There are two planned days (the 14th and 15th January), with both being held at The MCC Indoor School at Lord's Cricket Ground (from 10am until 2pm).
South Africa have kept faith in the team that beat Australia in Perth earlier this month in naming a 13-man squad to take on New Zealand in two Tests in January.
The 11 players that won by 309 runs to take a 1-0 series win at the WACA are joined by Jacques Rudolph and Rory Kleinveldt as leg-spinner Imran Tahir is left out.
Charlotte Edwards is set for her fifth Women's World Cup after she was named as the captain of England's 15-strong squad for the competition.
Edwards led England to the title in 2009 and will take charge again during next year's tournament, which gets underway in India on 31st January.
Perth Scorchers fought hard but couldn't quite defend their below-par total of 121 for five against Delhi Daredevils on a sluggish Cape Town pitch.
Daredevils won with three balls and three wickets to spare as Ajit Agarkar's cameo of 11 off seven balls saw them home and eliminated Perth from the competition.
England Women recorded their 16th successive win in Twenty20 Internationals by defeating West Indies Women by eight wickets in the first match of their five match series at Chester-le-Street.
Charlotte Edwards and Laura Marsh ensured that England made short work of the tourists' woeful total of 71 for eight and added 59 inside the first seven overs.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has issued a short statement confirming that its Chairman Giles Clarke and former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi will settle a legal dispute out of court.
Modi pursued libel claims against Clarke in 2010 after the contents of an email to the President of the Indian cricket board (BCCI) were reported in the media.
England Women comprehensively beat Ireland Women by 51 runs in a Twenty20 International in Loughborough as they began preparations for their summer.
Captain Charlotte Edwards led by example in scoring 72 not out in 51 balls as England posted 136 for four before Ireland could reach only 85 for five in reply.
All four current England Cricket Captains; Andrew Strauss, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook and Charlotte Edwards brought cricket to some of Nottingham's inner-city youngsters when The Lordâ€™s Taverners staged a special coaching session ahead of the England Test with West Indies at Trent Bridge.
As cricket's number one charity, The Lord's Taverners is dedicated to giving young people access to sporting and recreational opportunities.
Lancashire's bowlers hauled their team back into the match on the second day in Abu Dhabi as they reduced MCC to 81 for eight in their second innings after they themselves had been bowled out for 199 earlier in the day.