Gallery: England Women v India Women, Only Test, Wormsley Day 2

Apologies for this post going up late, had a busy weekend. Back to Wormsley for the second day of the Women's test. A few hours of the afternoon were taken up by a collosal rainstorm, the effects of which are featured in the gallery below, but the other highlight of the day have to be Jenny Gunn's 5-19. Magnificent stuff. Enjoy. Continue reading

Gallery: England Women v India Women, Only Test, Wormsley Day 1

The England women have returned to play another test match at Wormsley this year. An interesting day all round. India's women, who haven't played a test match since 2006, fielded 8 debutants and England just two. Of the 16 wickets that fell, 10 were lbw. I'm returning to the match for day 2. I wonder what will happen... Continue reading

Gallery: Women’s t20 Finals Day – RAF Vine Lane, Uxbridge

Today, a cricket event I heard about through Twitter. I am ashamed to say I didn't know the first thing about the women's county set up in England. I follow the fortunes of the England Ladies closely and love watching them play, but the county system was totally new to me. I saw the Women's t20 Finals Day being advertised through the Middlesex Women's Twitter account, and decided to head along to RAF Vine Lane in Uxbridge to see what it was all about. What a fantastic day. Excellent cricket and gorgeous sunshine. With England internationals and top quality cricket on display it was a shame there weren't more spectators, but the crowd that were there enjoyed the day. Notts Ladies won the tournament, followed by Middlesex and Kent. On the strength of today, I'd love to watch more of the domestic women's game in the future. Thoroughly enjoyable. NB: All photos belong to me, but if any of the girls playing would like copies of the photos, please feel free to email me and we'll sort something out. Continue reading

Gallery: Lady Taverners XI v England Women XI, Wormsley

I was asked to come along to Wormsley to take some photos of a Lady Taverners game against the England Women. What an opportunity, and what a lovely day. Here are some highlights of the 20 over game, featuring the England ladies and some former England test cricketers in the form of Matthew Hoggard, Andy Caddick and Ian Salisbury. All these photos were taken on behalf on the Lady Taverners. Please go support them and the work they do. Continue reading

Gallery: MCC Women v Rest of the World Women, Lord’s

Better late than never, I went to the MCC Women's game on Monday. I was looking forward to this for many reasons, first of which is that Claire Taylor was playing for the MCC Women. My time starting to watch cricket didn't coincide with Claire's career, so it was a real treat to see her play again. Second of all, it was a showcase of the cream of international female cricketers, and was a privilege to see many of them making their debut at Lord's at such a special event like the bi-centenary. I would love to watch a game like this again. Anyway, enjoy! Continue reading