The Independent: Women’s Ashes – Charlotte Edwards stands firm despite defeat

“Where were we exactly 10 years ago today?” tweeted Clare Connor to her former team-mates the day before England entered their, ultimately futile, must-win T20 against Australia at Hove on Friday. The former England captain, now Head of Women’s Cricket at the ECB, was alluding to the day England women, after 42 barren years, regained the Ashes from Australia in 2005.

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The Independent: Women’s Ashes – Sarah Taylor finds form again as England cruise to win

Keep calm and carry on. England managed to do just that yesterday as mature innings from Charlotte Edwards and Sarah Taylor saw them sail past Australia’s inadequate total in the 18th over of the first of three T20 internationals.

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BBC Sport: Women’s Ashes – ‘There’s a hubris about England’

by Kalika Mehta, BBC Sport at Canterbury

A dismal display from England in the sole Test of the seven-match multi-format Women’s Ashes series has left them on the brink of relinquishing the Ashes to Australia for the first time in five years.

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The Independent: Women’s Ashes – England skittled to leave grip on Ashes weakened

The Monk’s Tale. That will be the one that England will be reading here in Canterbury as they contemplate a heavy loss in the women’s Test that leaves them needing to win all three Twenty20 matches to win the Ashes.

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The Independent: Women’s Ashes – Katherine Brunt bowls like the wind despite the rain

Moving day. In golf, the penultimate day of a four-day tournament is termed as such because it is when competitors try to set themselves up for the final push in the last round. On the third day of the four-day women’s Ashes Test match here at Canterbury it was Australia who, 106 runs ahead overnight, entered the field of play hoping to move far enough out of reach of England to orchestrate a first Test win on English soil since 2001.

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The Independent: Women’s Ashes – Megan Schutt opens up imposing lead as struggling England go slow

It was a day for the cricketing purists. In an England innings which featured 436 dot balls and saw them bowled out for just 168 to trail the visitors on first innings by 106 runs, the Australian contingent of the healthy Canterbury crowd spent much of it mulling over unwanted reminders of the last time these two teams met in a Test on English soil.

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The Independent: Women’s Ashes – Jess Jonassen fights back for Australia after Anya Shrubsole’s early heroics

In a devastating spell either side of lunch, Anya Shrubsole tipped the balance England’s way on day one of the women’s Ashes Test here in Canterbury. However, an unbeaten 95 down the order by Australia’s debutant Jess Jonassen frustrated the home side later in the day to leave the match evenly poised with the visitors on 268 for 8.

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