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T20 Blast: Nottinghamshire beat Northamptonshire in rain-affected game

Richard Levi’s 15 boundaries still left Northants short of a match-winning total NatWest T20 Blast, Trent Bridge, Nottingham: Northamptonshire 195-8 (20 overs): Levi 88; Sodhi 3-39, Gurney 3-46 Nottinghamshire 52-0 (5.1 overs): Hales 30*, Wessels 14* Nottinghamshire (2 pts) beat Northamptonshire by 12 runs (D/L method) Scorecard / Tables Ish Sodhi and Harry Gurney took three wickets apiece as Nottinghamshire beat Northamptonshire in a rain-affected T20 Blast match at Trent Bridge. Northants opener Richard Levi smashed eight sixes as he made 88 from just 43 balls, but he had little…

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Women’s World Cup final: England want ‘perfect game’ against India

ICC Women’s World Cup final: England v India Venue: Lord’s Date: Sunday, 23 July Time: 10:30 BST Coverage: In-play video highlights, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and text commentary on the BBC Sport website, mobile and app. Seamer Anya Shrubsole says England are aiming to produce the “perfect game” when they face India in the Women’s World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday. England have won six straight matches since losing the opening game to India. “It gave us many lessons to learn,” Shrubsole, 25, told BBC World Service’s…

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Women’s World Cup final: England’s band of sisters ready for final

England will meet India in the final of the Women’s World Cup at Lord’s on Sunday Tammy Beaumont has lots of spare keys for her house because Alex Hartley managed to lose three sets on three separate nights out. When Katherine Brunt was in Australia, unable to sleep and in tears because of a back injury, it was Nat Sciver who walked her around a Melbourne park at 5am. Fran Wilson has a reputation for leaving things in hotel rooms, while Laura Marsh is called upon to fix anything that…

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England v South Africa: Tom Westley to make debut, Dawid Malan called up

Tom Westley has a highest score of 111 for Essex this season Third Test: England v South Africa Venue: Kia Oval, London Date: 27-31 July Time: 11:00 BST Coverage: In-play video clips, Test Match Special radio commentary and text commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Sport website, tablets, mobiles and app. Essex batsman Tom Westley will make his England debut in the third Test against South Africa at The Oval starting on 27 July. The selectors confirmed the 28-year-old will bat at number three in place of…

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Greg Smith: Nottinghamshire’s former Leicestershire batsman retires

Greg Smith came through the youth set-up at Leicestershire before joining Notts Nottinghamshire batsman Greg Smith has retired from professional cricket. Leicester-born Smith, 28, has only played in four first-team matches so far this season and has decided to pursue a career outside of cricket. Former England Under-19 international Smith, who joined from Leicestershire prior to the 2015 season, said: “It feels like the right time for me to move on from cricket.” Smith scored almost 5,000 first-class runs with 2,000 more in one-day games. Director of cricket Mick Newell…

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T20 Blast: Kevin Pietersen hits 52 as Surrey beat Essex, Derbyshire win

Kevin Pietersen was playing his first game in England since June 2015 NatWest T20 Blast Dates: 7 July-2 September Coverage: Ball-by-ball local radio commentary on every match online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. In-play highlights and live text commentary of selected games on the BBC Sport website. Selected commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra. Kevin Pietersen marked his return to English cricket by hitting 52 as Surrey beat Essex by 10 runs in the T20 Blast. The 37-year-old former England batsman smashed five sixes, including four in…

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Michael Lumb: Nottinghamshire batsman retires because of ankle injury

Michael Lumb’s first success with Nottinghamshire came in the 2013 YB40 final Nottinghamshire and former England batsman Michael Lumb has been forced to retire because of an ankle injury. The 37-year-old, who previously played for Yorkshire and Hampshire, was a member of England’s World T20-winning side in 2010. Lumb was also in the Notts team that beat Surrey in the One-Day Cup final at the beginning of the month. “I’m extremely disappointed I’ve had to retire, but I have to respect medical opinion,” he said. His retirement is a further…

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