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England Women's Cricket Team prepare for Final

England have won 6 straight matches in the tournament. Credit: ITV News

England Women's Cricket team are preparing ahead of tomorrow's World Cup Final clash against India at Lords.

England have won 6 straight matches in the tournament since losing to India in their opening game.

They beat South Africa in the semi-final in Bristol on Tuesday. Devon's Heather Knight will captain the side

The final is set to be a sell out with more than 26,000 people expected to attend.


Gloucestershire Cricket sign Sri Lankan International

Gloucestershire Cricket have announced the signing of Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera. Credit: Credit: PA

Gloucestershire Cricket have announced the signing of Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera.

The 28-year-old will be joining Gloucestershire for the NatWest T20 Blast campaign this year.

A T20 World Cup winner who has over 100 appearances for Sri Lanka in One-Day Internationals and 56 International T20 appearances, Perera will bring experience to the Gloucestershire dressing room.

Perera hit the winning runs in the ICC World Twenty 20 Final in 2014 and has played in T20 tournaments all around the globe.

Recently playing for the Melbourne Renegades in the Australian Big Bash, Perera has also scored runs and taken wickets in the Caribbean Premier League and Indian Premier League.

Phil DeFreitas joins Swindon Cricket Club as head coach.

Phil DeFreitas (middle) Credit: Swindon Cricket Club

Former England cricketer Phil DeFreitas has been announced as the head coach of Swindon Cricket Club for the next 3 years.

As head coach, Phil will work with the existing team of English Cricket Board qualified coaches to help players of all ages and abilities.

The 50-year-old, nicknamed Daffy, played 44 test matches and 103 one day internationals during his professional career.

DeFreitas has the honour of being the 100th player in test cricket to take 100 wickets.


Cricket: Somerset's biggest match underway

Somerset win the toss

Somerset have won the toss and chosen to bat in one of the biggest matches in the club's history.

Victory against Nottinghamshire in the 4 day county championship match at Taunton could see the cider county win the league title for the first time in the club's history. Middlesex are playing Yorkshire at Lords with both of those sides also in contention to win the title.

Somerset need to win and then hope the other game finishes as a draw or Yorkshire win with less bonus points than Somerset achieve.

All on last game for Somerset County

Somerset won their penultimate match against Yorkshire Credit: Somerset County Cricket Club

League leaders Middlesex have drawn their game against Lancashire today which means the outcome of the County Championship will go down to the last round of matches starting next Tuesday.

Somerset still have the chance to win the Championship for the first time in their history after beating Yorkshire by 10 wickets in their penultimate match.

The cider county are in 3rd place just ten points behind leaders Middlesex and just one point behind 2nd place Yorkshire.

Those two sides play each other at Lords while Somerset host Nottinghamshire in Taunton.

If the meeting of the top two ends in a draw and Somerset win then Somerset will almost certainly be champions of England.

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