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The Gloucestershire Cricket Board (GCB) is launching a series of special events to celebrate the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy coming to Bristol. The famous trophy will be in the city – which is one of the host venues – from March 8-10 as part of the countdown to cricket’s showpiece tournament. From a schools’ …

A NUMBER of West Country players have been named in England Women’s squads for the upcoming tours of India and Sri Lanka. Devonian Heather Knight will continue to captain the side, which welcomes back Sarah Taylor and Katherine Brunt – two of England’s most experienced players – after missing the side’s journey to the ICC …

WESTERN Storm seamer Freya Davies has joined team-mates Heather Knight, Anya Shrubsole and Fran Wilson in being awarded a central contract by the ECB. Davies said: “I’m absolutely thrilled. It’s always been my aim to represent England and this is an exciting step in the right direction. “I’m looking forward to continuing the hard work, and …

BEN DUCKETT hit a superb unbeaten 64 to see England Lions over the line in the final limited-overs game against India A, winning by one wicket. Chasing 122 to win, England fell to 95/8 but Duckett took charge with tailenders Matt Carter and Tom Bailey to farm the strike and take the Lions to victory. …

THE first 50-over match of the England Under-19 tour of Bangladesh went the way of the hosts, despite a spirited 61 from Somerset’s Lewis Goldsworthy. The Young Lions batted first in Cox’s Bazar, reaching 209/7 from their 50 overs. Goldsworthy was his team’s top-scorer, while there were also useful contributions from Middlesex’s Luke Hollman (35*) …

STEVEN Mullaney scored an unbeaten run-a-ball 50 and took 1/26 in 10 overs but the England Lions went down to India A by six wickets in the fourth limited-overs game against India A. The Lions battled back from 55/4 as Sam Billings (24) and Ollie Pope (65) put on 58 for the fifth wicket. Pope …

ENGLAND Lions were defeated by 60 runs as India A sealed the ODI series victory in the third limited-overs game in Trivandrum. The Lions’ bowlers were miserly and picked up regular wickets as India A were bowled out for 172 in 47 overs. Somerset’s Lewis Gregory dismissed captain Ajinkya Rahane with the first ball of …

ENGLAND Under-19s lost the first game of their tour of Bangladesh, going down by seven wickets in the series-opening T20. The Young Lions, featuring Somerset players, batted first and made 120/8 with Yorkshire’s George Hill top-scoring with 34. In reply Bangladesh chased the required total comfortably, winning by seven wickets. Hill chipped IN with two …