Thursday, 29 January 2015

NZ v Eng; Aus Domestic & NZ Domestic - Audio & Links

As the England Women head out to New Zealand for the second leg of the ICC WC, plus three T20s and another two ODIs, I have done another audio update, which covers the squad selections, plus the conclusion of the domestic seasons in both Australia and New Zealand. You can listen to the WCB Audio Update here - Below are links to the main stories covered in the Update.

England Squad
The 15 player England squad for New Zealand is:-
Charlotte Edwards (capt), Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Lydia Greenway, Rebecca Grundy, Jenny Gunn, Dani Hazell, Amy Jones, Heather Knight (vice-capt), Laura Marsh, Nat Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Sarah Taylor, Lauren Winfield, Danni Wyatt.
ECB link is here

New Zealand Squad
Suzie Bates (capt), Erin Bermingham, Kate Broadmore, Sophie Devine, Georgia Guy, Holly Huddleston, Sara McGlashan, Morna Neilsen, Katie Perkins, Anna Petersen, Rachel Priest, Hannah Rowe, Amy Satterthwaite, Lea Tahuhu
White Ferns' link is here

Aussie Domestic Cricket

Meg Lanning beats Ellyse Perry & Elyse Villani to the Belinda Clark Award for Best Aussie Woman Cricketer 2014/2015 - more info

NSW beat South Australia to win WNCL 50 over final - more info & highlights - It is there tenth consecutive title and their 17th in the 19 years of the competition!!

NSW completed the double with a win in the WT20 final over Vic Spirit - more info. Looks like this could be the last WT20 competition for the states as plans for the Women's Big Bash begin to take shape - more info

New Zealand Domestic Cricket

T20 Final - Wellington Blaze blew away the Otago Sparks with a ten wicket win - more here - with 14 year old leg-spinner Amelia Kerr taking 3/19 (video here)

50 Over Final - Despite another 100 from Amy Satterthwaite (892 runs @ average of 148.66 this season) - the Auckland Hearts beat the Canterbury Magicians - more here


Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Launch of WCB Audio Updates

Today I thought I'd try something new - an audio update. Well I say today, it has actually taken me about three days to put it all together, but it has been an interesting learning curve.

The idea is to provide regular updates on Women's Cricket that you can listen to in the car, on the train, at work or at home. And with a trip to New Zealand imminent I thought I might upload some updates from the other side of the world while I was away, so this is a warm-up.

They won't be long, otherwise they become too boring, but hopefully they will be informative, interesting and easy to listen to.

The first WCB Audio Update is here -

It provides an update on the Australian domestic season which is coming to a climax; the latest games in the ICC Women's Championship where Pakistan have recorded a stunning 3-0 series win over Sri Lanka; and catches up with domestic cricket in New Zealand, where they too are reaching the end of their season, ahead of England's visit in mid-February for the last games in Round Two of the ICCWC.

I was hoping that England would announce their squad for New Zealand this week, but that will be at 10am on Monday, when I will be away, but check out the ECB website after 10am on Monday for all the news (

I hope you like the audiocast (there has to be a better name for it than that- ideas?). Please feel free to leave a comment below or email me with your thoughts -

Relevant links from the Audio Update are :-

Aussie Domestic Cricket
WNCL News -

WNCL - Lisa Sthalekar's take on the semi-finals this weekend is here

WT20 News -

WNCL & WT20 results (click on All Series for past matches) -

ICC WC Update
Pakistan v Sri Lanka - series scorecards etc -

Domestic Cricket in New Zealand 
Women's One Day Domestic Comp -

Women's T20 Domestic Comp -