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Players train in Durham ahead of Women's Ashes

The England team in the practice nets ahead of the Women's Ashes. Credit: ITV news

The England and Australia teams have arrived in Durham ahead of the Women's Ashes.

The home team regained the trophy after beating Australia by five wickets in their second Twenty20 match.

England are leading the series 10-4 ahead of the final Twenty20 game at Durham tomorrow. (Saturday)

Bowler Danielle Hazell, from Durham, warms up. Credit: ITV news

Women's Ashes results so far

The format of the women's Ashes series is different to the men's series, which was won in Durham this month.

It started badly for England in 2013, but the team revived and won the series with one match in hand in Southampton yesterday. The final Twenty20 will be played in Chester-le-Street tomorrow.

  • Test match: DRAW
  • 1st One Day International: AUS WON by 27 runs
  • 2nd One Day International: ENG WON by 51 runs
  • 3rd One Day International: *ENG WON *by 5 wickets
  • 1st T20: ENG WON by 15 runs
  • 2nd T20: ENG WON (to regain Ashes) by 5 wickets
  • 3rd T20: *31 Aug, Chester-le-Street *


Women's Ashes teams arrive in the North East

England's women cricketers are arriving in the North East ahead of tomorrow's final Ashes match at Chester-le-Street.

Charlotte Edwards and her team celebrate regaining the Ashes Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

The team, led by Charlotte Edwards, won the series and regained the Ashes yesterday in Southampton. They will play the final Twenty20 match tomorrow at the Durham Emirates ICG in a double-header with the men's team, who take on Australia in their own Twenty20 in the afternoon.

Visually impaired cricket team in practise

The team practise ahead of their Ashes appearance Credit: ITV News

The Durham Visually Impaired cricket team will appear at lunch during the Ashes test in Chester-le-Street today.

Player Jonathan Wilkinson, said: "It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which I wasn't expecting. The fact the Ashes is here is a good thing for Chester-le-Street.

"We're wanting more players and this should help spread the word in one go."


Appeal after Chester-le-Street robbery

Police are appealing for information after an armed robbery in Chester-le-Street.

Detective Chief Inspector Victoria Fuller, from Durham Police, said:

"I would like to appeal for anyone who was in the area mentioned between 1pm and 3pm yesterday and saw or heard anything suspicious to come forward. We are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who was in the vicinity of Morningside Court at around 2:30 yesterday afternoon.

"This was clearly a very distressing experience for the security guards involved and a five figure sum of money has been taken. With this in mind I would urge people to think carefully about anything suspicious they may have seen.

"I would like to reassure people that an investigation team are working hard and pursuing a number of lines of enquiry to apprehend those responsible. Anyone with any information should contact police immediately."

– Det Ch Insp Victoria Fuller, Durham Police

Anyone with information can contact Durham Police on 101.

Police appeal after armed robbery

Police are appealing for information after an armed robbery in Chester-le-Street.

The incident happened when two security guards were delivering money to a cashpoint opposite a supermarket on North Burns in the town centre at around 2:30pm on Sunday. A man appeared from nearby bushes and assaulted one of the security guards, before fleeing the scene with a large sum of cash.

A member of the public gave chase and was confronted by the offender, and another man and threatened with a firearm.

One of the men is described as being 5ft 5 inches tall, of stocky build and wearing a blue or green coat. The other is described as being 6ft tall and of medium build.

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