Cricket


SOMERSET’S Lewis Gregory was unable to mark his debut as captain of England Lions with a win over Pakistan A in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Pakistan A won the first limited-overs match, putting on a sizeable total of 351-4 before bowling the Lions out for 164 to win by 187 runs. Plymothian Gregory skippered the …

PLYMOUTH’S Heather Knight was left disappointed after her England team were well beaten by Australia in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 final in the early hours of Sunday morning. Australia claimed an eight-wicket win to lift the title for a fourth time. England, skippered by Knight, were looking to become double world champions, having won …

PLYMOUTH’S Heather Knight says it would be ‘really special’ if she could skipper England to a second global title. Knight has already helped England become world 50 over champions and will now lead her team out in the final of ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Tournament. England will play old rivals Australia in the early hours …

PLYMOUTH’S Heather Knight has skippered England through to the Women’s World T20 final. England cruised to an eight-wicket semi-final win over India in Antigua. They will now face Australia in the final on Saturday night. After winning the toss, India collapsed horribly, losing their last eight wickets for only 23 runs, with Knight claiming three …

SOMERSET’S Dom Bess took three wickets but it was not enough for England Lions to claim victory over Pakistan A in the four-day ‘Test’ in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan A won after Abid Ali and Usman Salahuddin inspired the hosts to chase down 312. Ali, who’s made over 100 first-class appearances and scored a ton against …

CORNWALL teenager Ellie Mitchell has been named in a new-look England Women’s Cricket Academy. Previously the England Women’s Senior Academy (EWSA) was combined with the England Women’s Academy (EWA) but from now on only one squad has been named, known as the England Women’s Academy. The purpose of the EWA remains to provide an individualised programme for …

SOMERSET cricketers Dom Bess and Jamie Overton both claimed two wickets as England Lions enjoyed the best of day two in Abu Dhabi to put themselves in a strong position in their match versus Pakistan A. They ended the day with a lead of 189 and six second-innings wickets in hand after the bowlers had …

SOMERSET’S Jack Leach impressed as England claimed their first series win in Sri Lanka since 2001. England secured a 57-run victory in the second Test in Pallekele. Sri Lanka started the final day on 226-7 and needed 75 to win. They added 14 before Moeen Ali drew Niroshan Dickwella into edging to first slip and …