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Raf Nicholson is a PhD student, an England supporter, a feminist, and fanatical about women's cricket. @RafNicholson
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Why I am a cricket-feminist

Oct 4, 2014: Women need to hold more top positions in administration, and sexism at all levels must be tackled

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Why wasn't England v India a multi-format points series?

Aug 29, 2014: The future of the women's game is tied in to whether all boards agree to adopt this system

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The eight-year gap between England and India women

Aug 11, 2014: Since 2006, England women have risen to unbelievable heights on and off the field, while India have sunk into oblivion

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Why women must play more at Lord's

Jun 18, 2014: The MCC staged a women's match as part of their 200th anniversary celebrations but Lord's still often feels like it's a ground only for men

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Do female cricketers care about how they look on the field?

May 18, 2014: Functionality, femininity, comfort, appearance - what matters to them when it comes to uniforms?

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The unseen cricket of our modern times

Apr 13, 2014: The Women's World T20 was scheduled to run alongside the men's seemingly to make it more visible. But it wasn't

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A new era for England's women cricketers

Mar 12, 2014: Plans for the first-ever fully professional contracts for England women mark the end of a decades-long struggle

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Double headers are the future, but they stink

Feb 10, 2014: Playing women's matches before men's is good in principle, but they end up reducing the women's game to a sideshow

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Australia v England, 3rd women's T20, Sydney

Farrell leads Australia to 2-1 win

Feb 2, 2014: Australia once again stamped their authority over England with a seven-wicket victory in the final match of the women's Ashes series, as England finished with 2 successive defeats and a scoreline of 10-8

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Australia v England, women's T20, Melbourne

Lanning helps maintain Australia pride

Jan 31, 2014: Australia raced their way to a straightforward victory over England in the second T20, as captain Meg Lanning's speedy 42 off 28 balls set them up

The Report by Raf Nicholson at the MCG

Australia v England, 1st Women's T20I, Hobart

Edwards, Taylor help England women retain Ashes

Jan 29, 2014: England made history in Hobart, winning the women's Ashes on Australian soil for only the third time, as the captain Charlotte Edwards, the player of the match, hit 92 off just 59 balls and guided the visitors to a nine-wicket victory with 13 balls to sp

The Report by Raf Nicholson

Australia v England, 3rd women's ODI, Hobart

Perry, Osborne deny England

Jan 26, 2014: An incredible display of batting by Ellyse Perry and Erin Osborne saw England's hopes of an early victory in the Ashes series denied

The Report by Raf Nicholson in Hobart

Australia v England, 2nd women's ODI, Melbourne

Bolton stars on debut to keep Australia alive

Jan 23, 2014: Nicole Bolton starred for Australia with 124 off 152 balls to become the highest scoring debutant for Australia in women's ODIs as the hosts kept their Ashes hopes alive.

Raf Nicholson in Melbourne

Australia v England, Only women's Test, Perth, 4th day

Shrubsole bowls England to 61-run win

Jan 13, 2014: Australia Women were left 61 runs short of their 185-run target as England Women took the five wickets they required for victory for the addition of just 24 runs, thereby sealing only their fifth Test win in Australia

Raf Nicholson at the WACA

Australia v England, Only women's Test, Perth, 3rd day

Cross rocks Australia after Edwards rally

Jan 12, 2014: Australia collapsed to 5 for 57 chasing just 185 as England struck repeatedly with the new ball in the final 90 minutes of play

Raf Nicholson at the WACA

Australia v England, Only women's Test, Perth, 2nd day

Perry stars as Australia hit back

Jan 11, 2014: A late evening collapse by England's top-order left Australia jubilant and rounded off an excellent fightback, after they had been reduced to 37 for 5 on the second morning

Raf Nicholson at the WACA

Aus women v Eng women, Only Test, Perth, 1st day

Brindle holds England together

Jan 10, 2014: Australia failed to round off an otherwise excellent day's work on the opening day of the women's Test at Perth when, having bowled England out for only 201, their openers both succumbed to Anya Shrubsole in a tricky six-over period before close of play

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The women's Ashes 2013-14

Holders England prepare for Australia heat

Jan 8, 2014: ESPNcricinfo previews the women's Ashes, which gets underway with one-off Test in Perth

The Preview by Raf Nicholson

What have the men got to do with it?

Jan 7, 2014: Female cricketers are often asked to place their performances in context with those of their male counterparts. Is that even fair?

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The year of the underdog

Dec 28, 2013: In the women's game, West Indies, Pakistan and Ireland stamped their authority on the field, while Australia, New Zealand and South Africa made significant progress off it

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