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9:43 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Jenny Gunn, England’s veteran allrounder, has announced her retirement from international cricket after a 15-year career. Gunn made her debut as an 18-year-old in 2004, and went on to make 259 appearances across formats, winning three World Cups and five Ashes series. Only Charlotte Edwards (309) has represented England Women
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11:46 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff English players have been conservative in their salary demands ahead of Sunday’s inaugural draft for The Hundred, with only 19 of the 330 domestic players choosing to put down a reserve price. While many of the big overseas names in the draft have opted for a base price of £100,000
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5:21 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff The Hundred draft takes place this Sunday night, and is the first time in the history of domestic cricket in England that players will be picked from an open pool. Unlike the IPL, the format is a draft rather than an auction, meaning there will be no bidding wars, and
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4:58 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Mo Bobat, the man whose analytical approach helped to change the way that England’s squads are selected, has been named as the ECB’s new Performance Director for men’s cricket. Bobat, who is currently the board’s Player Identification Lead, will take charge from David Parsons, who left the post in July.
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5:20 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Chris Silverwood has been appointed as England men’s head coach. The 44-year-old Silverwood was promoted from the role of bowling coach to head coach across all formats, succeeding Trevor Bayliss, who left the post at the end of the 2019 season. Silverwood emerged as the frontrunner for the job last
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10:38 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff England Under-19s have selected a 16-man squad featuring plenty of county experience for their 50-over tri-series in the Caribbean in December. The tour will help determine selection ahead of the upcoming 2020 U19 World Cup. Gloucestershire allrounder Ben Charlesworth, Worcestershire batsman Jack Haynes and offpsinner Hamidullah Qadri, recently signed from
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Sep 27, 2019 Raf Nicholson Close Raf Nicholson spends her days (and nights) researching the history of women’s cricket. Her thesis may or may not end up being titled “Cricket without the balls”. She is an England supporter, a feminist, and fanatical about women’s cricket, but will admit that Michael Clarke is hot stuff. She
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Ben Stokes played one of the all-time great Test innings at Headingley © Getty Images Ben Stokes has capped off a dream season by being named the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) Players’ Player of the Year in recognition of his World Cup and Ashes heroics. Nominated alongside Ryan Higgins, Dominic Sibley and Cricket Writers’ Club
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