Bracewell Replaces Ellis In New Zealand Champions Trophy Squad

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.
21 May 2013

IPL 2013: Pune Win To Knock Knight Riders Out

Kolkata Knight Riders' Indian Premier League title defence is officially over after they were beaten by Pune Warriors by the margin of seven runs in Ranchi. A half-century from Manish Pandey helped Pune post 170 for four and after Yusuf Pathan became the first man in the IPL to be given out obstructing the field, Kolkata closed on 163 for seven in reply.
15 May 2013

Wagner, Bracewell Bowl New Zealanders To Victory

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.
6 May 2013

Bracewell Poised For Return To New Zealand Squad

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.
19 March 2013

Bracewell Ruled Out, Butler, Wagner In Contention

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.
5 March 2013

Bracewell Suffers Unfortunate Foot Injury

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.
4 March 2013

Edwards Leads England To Third Place Finish

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.
15 February 2013

Joe Burns Added To Australia Twenty20 Squad

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.
11 February 2013

Haddin, Coulter-Nile Join Australia ODI Squad

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.
8 February 2013

Edwards, Brunt Get England Back To Winning Ways

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.
3 February 2013

Van Jaarsveld, Ontong Deny Pakistanis Victory

Ahead of their three-match Test series against South Africa, the touring Pakistanis drew their only warm-up match with a South African Invitational XI. On the final day, Pakistan declared on 250 for nine, setting the home side 323 to win and thanks to a half-century from captain Justin Ontong, Pakistan's victory chances came to nothing.
28 January 2013

Edwards Sets Up England Victory Over South Africa

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.
28 January 2013

Gul And Ajmal Warm-Up For First Test

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.
26 January 2013

Amla, Peterson Ruled Out, Elgar Added To Squad

Hashim Amla and Robin Peterson have been ruled out of the third and final One-Day International against New Zealand in Potchefstroom due to injury. Dean Elgar has been added to the squad as cover for Amla, who has a thigh strain while Peterson split the webbing on his right hand during the second game and will be replaced by Aaron Phangiso.
23 January 2013

England Captain Inspired By Girls Disability Sport Day

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.
17 January 2013

Sarah Taylor Signs For Walmley Cricket Club

England international wicket-keeper Sarah Taylor has signed to play for Walmley Cricket Club in Sutton Coldfield ahead of the 2013 season. The club plan to field Taylor in their senior men's side and the announcement comes soon after she was linked with a role keeping wicket for Sussex's second team.
16 January 2013

England Captain Helps Raise Awareness For Girls Disability Sport

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).
9 January 2013

De Villiers Takes A Rest, Ontong And McLaren Called Up

South African all-rounder AB de Villiers has withdrawn from the Twenty International series against New Zealand to rest ahead of the Test series that begins next year. Although de Villiers had been named in the squad, he was not due to take on his normal role as captain but after a busy year, he requested to be excused from the series.
18 December 2012

South Africa Keep Faith With Perth Test Heroes

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.
13 December 2012

Edwards To Lead England's World Cup Defence

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.
12 December 2012


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