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England in West Indies: Chris Woakes takes 3-31 in warm-up match

Woakes has taken 72 Test wickets in his 26 matches to date Tour match, Cave Hill, Barbados England 379-10: Bairstow 98, Burns 68 CWI President’s XI 233-11: Ambris 94, Woakes 3-31 Chris Woakes claimed 3-31 as England took 11 wickets on the final day of their warm-up match against a Cricket West Indies President’s XI in Barbados. Stuart Broad, who took a hat-trick in the first warm-up game, struck with the day’s first ball before Woakes took his wickets in the afternoon session. In the 12-a-side match, teams could bat…

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England in West Indies: Jonny Bairstow hits 98 in warm-up

Jonny Bairstow has scored six centuries in 60 Tests Tour match, Cave Hill, Barbados England 379-10 (86.4 overs): Bairstow 98, Burns 68, Reifer 3-39 CWI President’s XI: Yet to bat Scorecard Jonny Bairstow scored 98 from 112 balls as England compiled 379-10 on day one of their final warm-up match before the Test series in the West Indies. Bairstow, who made four in the opening tour game, hit 10 fours and two sixes batting at three against a Cricket West Indies President’s XI in Barbados. He shared 118 with Rory…

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England in West Indies: Stuart Broad takes hat-trick in warm-up game

Stuart Broad finished with 4-19 from 10 overs Warm-up match, Three Ws Oval, Barbados (day two of two): England 317-10: Root 87, Stokes 56, Charles 5-90, C Holder 3-67 CWI President’s XI 203-19: Anderson 4-12, Broad 4-19, Root 3-12 Match drawn Scorecard Stuart Broad took a hat-trick as England’s bowlers claimed 19 wickets on the final day of their first warm-up match in the West Indies. The seamer took the ninth, 10th and 11th wickets against a Cricket West Indies President’s XI, with the rules allowing the hosts to continue…

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England in West Indies: Olly Stone ruled out of tour by back injury

Olly Stone has played four one-day internationals for England Fast bowler Olly Stone has been ruled out of England’s tour of the West Indies because of a back injury. The 25-year-old Warwickshire bowler has sustained a bone stress injury to the left lower back and will return home for further tests this week. England will call up a replacement for the three-Test series, which starts in Barbados on 23 January. Stone made his one-day international debut in Sri Lanka in October but has yet to play a Test. He was…

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England in West Indies: Joe Root hits 87 in first warm-up game

Joe Root scored only 93 runs at an average of 15.50 in seven games in Australia’s Big Bash League in December and January Warm-up match, Three Ws Oval, Barbados (day one of two): England 317-10: Root 87, Stokes 56, Charles 5-90, C Holder 3-67 CWI President’s XI: Yet to bat Scorecard Captain Joe Root hit 87 before England collapsed on day one of their first warm-up match in the West Indies. Root, 27, struck 12 fours and two sixes in his 87-ball innings before falling to Bryan Charles, who claimed…

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Cricket: Sir Alastair Cook joins BBC team for England’s West Indies tour

Alastair Cook scored 147 in his last Test match innings against India at The Kia Oval in September Former England captain Sir Alastair Cook has joined BBC Radio 5 live’s cricket team covering England’s 2019 tour of the West Indies. Sir Alastair, England’s highest Test run-scorer, was knighted in the 2019 New Year’s Honours list in recognition of his contribution to the sport. He retired from international cricket in September 2018 and is now set to provide updates and analysis for BBC Radio 5 live, the BBC Sport website, the…

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England v West Indies: Tourists’ Test squad unchanged for winter tour

England have won their last five Test matches England have named an unchanged 16-man squad for the three-Test series in the West Indies starting next month. Joe Root’s team beat Sri Lanka 3-0 last month, with wicketkeeper Ben Foakes and opener Rory Burns making their debuts. Tom Curran and David Willey return for the five-match one-day series starting in February, with Sam Curran, Liam Dawson and Olly Stone left out. The squad for the three-match T20 series which completes the tour in the Caribbean in March will be named later.…

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Women’s World Twenty20: West Indies beat England by four wickets

ICC Women’s Twenty20, St Lucia England: 115-8 (20 overs): Dunkley 35, Shrubsole 29 West Indies: 117-6 (19.3 overs): Dottin 46, Campbelle 45 West Indies won by four wickets Scorecard England will play India in the Women’s World Twenty20 semi-finals after a narrow defeat in their final Group A game against West Indies in St Lucia. After losing six wickets in the first 10 overs, England posted 115-8 thanks to an excellent partnership between Anya Shrubsole and Sophia Dunkley. Shrubsole took two wickets in her first over, but Deandra Dottin and…

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Women’s World Twenty20: West Indies to begin title defence on Friday

The inside story of West Indies’ Women’s World T20 win in 2016 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Venues: Guyana, St Lucia, Antigua Dates: 9-24 November Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary and in-play video highlights on all games on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and via the BBC Sport website & app; live text commentary on all England & Ireland games, plus selected other matches Hosts West Indies will begin the defence of their Women’s World Twenty20 title on Friday when they face outsiders Bangladesh in Guyana. Earlier at the…

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Women’s World Twenty20: England to face champions West Indies in Group A

England are currently taking part in a T20 tri-series against New Zealand and South Africa England will play defending champions and hosts West Indies in Group A at the 10-team Women’s World Twenty20. One-day World Cup winners England will also play Sri Lanka, South Africa and a qualifier in the November tournament. Group B features Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan and another qualifier – from an eight-team event in July. “It’s an amazing chance to become double world champions but we have a lot of hard work to do first,”…

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