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England Women's Cricket Team
The England
England
women's cricket team represents England
England
and Wales
Wales
in international women's cricket. The team is administrated by England and Wales
Wales
Cricket
Cricket
Board (ECB), they played their first Tests in 1934–35, when they beat Australia 2–0 in a three-Test series. Their current captain is Heather Knight, and their current coach is Mark Robinson
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England And Wales Cricket Board
The England
England
and Wales
Wales
Cricket
Cricket
Board (ECB) is the governing body of cricket in England
England
and Wales.[2] It was created on 1 January 1997 combining the roles of the Test and County Cricket
Cricket
Board, the National Cricket
Cricket
Association and the Cricket
Cricket
Council. Like many sports-governing bodies in the United Kingdom it is a company limited by guarantee, a legal status which enables it to concentrate on maximising its funding of the sport rather than making a return for investors. The ECB's head offices are at Lord's
Lord's
in London
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Mary Johnson (cricketer)
Winifred Mary Johnson (born 7 November 1924) is an English cricketer of the 1940s and 1950s who played ten test matches for the England women's cricket team between 1948–49 and 1954. Born in the East Yorkshire
Yorkshire
city of Kingston upon Hull, Mary Johnson, along with a good number of the other members on the England team, was a physical education teacher. Employed at the Arnold School for Girls, an independent institution in the Lancashire
Lancashire
town of Blackpool, she played for England Women, Lancashire
Lancashire
Women, North Women and Yorkshire Women, making her Test debut in the South Australian capital, Adelaide, during the 15–18 January 1949 match between Australia Women and England Women. Her last Test was the 24–27 July 1954 contest of England Women v New Zealand Women at the Oval in the London Borough of Lambeth
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English Women's Cricket Team In Australia And New Zealand In 1934–35
The English women's cricket team
English women's cricket team
toured Australia
Australia
and New Zealand
New Zealand
in 1934 and 1935. It was on this tour that the first women's Test matches were played: three against Australia, followed by one against New Zealand. England
England
won the first two Tests against the Australians convincingly, and had the better of a drawn third Test, to clinch the Ashes. The game against New Zealand
New Zealand
was even more one-sided in England's favour. The tour itself was recorded for posterity in a series of photographs that are now in the National Library of Australia.[1] These photographs show the cricketers playing the game on a long tour, which took in many matches apart from the international series
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BBC Sports Personality Team Of The Year Award
The BBC Sports Personality Team of the Year Award
BBC Sports Personality Team of the Year Award
is an award given annually as part of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year
BBC Sports Personality of the Year
ceremony each December. Currently, the award is given "For the team in an individual sport or sporting discipline that has achieved the most notable performance in the calendar year to date. The team should have significant UK interest or involvement". From 2012 the award's recipient is decided by an expert panel selected by the BBC
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England And Wales
England
England
and Wales
Wales
(Welsh: Cymru a Lloegr) is a legal jurisdiction covering England
England
and Wales, two of the four countries of the United Kingdom. " England
England
and Wales" forms the constitutional successor to the former Kingdom of England
England
and follows a single legal system, known as English law. The devolved National Assembly for Wales
Wales
(Welsh: Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru) was created in 1999 by the Parliament of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
under the Government of Wales
Wales
Act 1998 and provides a degree of self-government in Wales. The powers of the Assembly were expanded by the Government of Wales
Wales
Act 2006, which allows it to pass its own laws, and the Act also formally separated the Welsh Government from the Assembly
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Betty Archdale
Helen Elizabeth "Betty" Archdale (21 August 1907 – 11 January 2000) was an educationalist and cricketer. She was a captain of the English women's cricket team in 1934 and 1935. In 1934/35 she led the first English cricket team to tour Australia and New Zealand, the result of which was a 2-0 victory over Australia. This tour did much both to raise the status of women's cricket and to heal some of the damage done to Anglo-Australian cricket relations by bodyline two years earlier.Contents1 Biography 2 Honours and legacy 3 See also 4 Notes 5 ReferencesBiography[edit] Archdale was born in London, the daughter of Helen Archdale
Helen Archdale
(née Russel), a suffragette who was at one time jailed for smashing windows at Whitehall, and was later renowned as a leading British feminist;[1] and an Irish professional soldier in the British Army, who died in World War I when she was eleven
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Bodyline
Bodyline, also known as fast leg theory bowling, was a cricketing tactic devised by the English cricket team
English cricket team
for their 1932–33 Ashes tour of Australia, specifically to combat the extraordinary batting skill of Australia's Don Bradman. England's use of a tactic perceived by some as overly aggressive or even unfair ultimately threatened diplomatic relations between the two countries before the situation was calmed. A bodyline delivery was one where the cricket ball was bowled at the body of the batsman, in the hope that when he defended himself with his bat, a resulting deflection could be caught by one of several fielders standing close by
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New Zealand Women's Cricket Team
The New Zealand
New Zealand
women's national cricket team, nicknamed the White Ferns, represents New Zealand
New Zealand
in international women's cricket. One of eight teams competing in the ICC Women's Championship (the highest level of international women's cricket), the team is organised by New Zealand Cricket, a full member of the International Cricket
Cricket
Council (ICC). New Zealand
New Zealand
made its Test debut in 1935, against England, becoming the third team to play at that level. With Australia and England, New Zealand is one of only three teams to have participated in all ten editions of the Women's Cricket
Cricket
World Cup. The team has made the final of the tournament on four occasions, winning in 2000 and placing second in 1993, 1997, and 2009
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Betty Snowball
Elizabeth "Betty" Alexandra Snowball (9 July 1908 - 13 December 1988) was an English sportswoman. She played international cricket in the England
England
women's cricket team, and also played international squash and lacrosse for Scotland. She scored 189 runs in 222 minutes playing against New Zealand at Christchurch
Christchurch
in February 1935, the fourth women's Test match to be played, setting a world record for the highest individual innings in women's Test cricket
Test cricket
which was not surpassed for over 50 years, until Sandhya Agarwal scored 190 in 1986. It remains the highest Test score by an Englishwoman. Snowball was born in Burnley, Lancashire. Her father, Thomas Snowball, was a doctor from Scotland. She was educated at St Leonards School
St Leonards School
in St Andrews
St Andrews
and then Bedford Physical Training College
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Myrtle Maclagan
Myrtle Ethel Maclagan MBE (born 2 April 1911 in Ambala, United Provinces, India; died 11 March 1993 in Surrey, England) was an English cricketer. Professional career[edit] She played in the first women's Test match in 1934, and was one of the best-known women cricketers of her day, famous for making high scores against the Australians
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The County Ground, Northampton
The County Ground is a cricket venue on Wantage Road in the Abington area of Northampton, England, UK. It is home to Northamptonshire County Cricket
Cricket
Club. It is known to be a venue which favours spinners, and in the last County Championship
County Championship
game of 2005, Northamptonshire's two spin bowlers Jason Brown and Monty Panesar
Monty Panesar
took all 20 wickets for Northamptonshire. Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire
played their first match at the ground in 1886 before competing in the Minor Counties Championship competition between 1895 and 1904, winning the title three times. They were accepted into the County Championship
County Championship
and played their first first-class match at the ground on 5 June 1905
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Molly Hide
Mary ("Molly") Edith Hide (24 October 1913 – 10 September 1995) was an English cricketer. She was one of the great early women cricketers in England, and captained England
England
for 17 years. In 1973 she was president of the Women's Cricket
Cricket
Association.Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 References 4 External linksEarly life[edit] Molly Hide was born in Shanghai, China
China
and came to England
England
at the age of six. She learned to play cricket at the girls' school of Wycombe Abbey and later studied agriculture at Reading University. Career[edit] Hide represented Worcestershire in representative matches in 1932 and 1933 and toured Australia
Australia
and New Zealand
New Zealand
with Betty Archdale's first English women touring team to those countries
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1951 English Cricket Season
The 1951 English cricket season produced a surprise championship win for Warwickshire, their first for forty years and only the second in their history. It was noteworthy for the period in being the first achieved under a professional captain, Tom Dollery, one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1952
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Wales
Wales
Wales
(/ˈweɪlz/ ( listen); Welsh: Cymru [ˈkəmri] ( listen)) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and the island of Great Britain.[8] It is bordered by England
England
to the east, the Irish Sea
Irish Sea
to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel
Bristol Channel
to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales has over 1,680 miles (2,700 km) of coastline and is largely mountainous, with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon
Snowdon
(Yr Wyddfa), its highest summit
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Mary Duggan
Mary Beatrice Duggan (7 November 1925 – 10 March 1973) was an international cricketer, who played 17 test matches for the England women's cricket team between her debut against Australia in Adelaide in 1949,[1] and her last game, against the touring Australians, at the Oval in 1963.[2] A right-handed batsman, she scored 652 runs at 24.14, with the highlight an unbeaten century in her last game.[2] She was an effective bowler, and versatile, too, taking 77 wickets at just 13.49. She took a remarkable 7 for 6 against Australia, the best test figures in English women's test history.[3] In addition to her hundred in her final match, she took 7 for 72 with her fast-medium left-arm swing and left-arm orthodox spin, and was instrumental in England winning the match and the series. Born on 7 November 1925, she died on 10 March 1973 in Ledbury, Herefordshire
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