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Hopes, Hodge bag best-player awards

Mar 16, 2011: Queensland's James Hopes has been named the Sheffield Shield Player of the Series for 2010-2011 at the State Cricket Awards in Hobart

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Australian women's news

Karen Rolton retires from international cricket

Jan 20, 2010: Karen Rolton, the former Australia captain, has announced her retirement from international cricket after a 14-year career

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Karen Rolton

'People are surprised how good women's cricket is'

Jun 21, 2009: The departing Australian captain on the worst singer in the squad, touring India, arm-wrestling Michael Clarke, and more

ICC Women's World Twenty20 2009

Rolton's last game as captain ends in despair

Jun 19, 2009: It wasn't quite the way she would have imagined going, but Karen Rolton has played her last match as Australia captain, bowing out in the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 against England

Alice Dean

England v Australia, Women's World Twenty20, 2nd semi-final, The Oval

Claire Taylor seals stunning chase

Jun 19, 2009: Claire Taylor's brilliant 76 not out from 53 balls helped England chase down a formidable target of 164

Andrew Miller at The Oval

England v Australia, 2nd semi-final, World Twenty20

Do it for Rolton

Jun 18, 2009: Although she has won three World Cups with Australia, as captain her side came fourth in their worst-ever finish in March

Alice Dean

ICC Women's World Twenty20 2009

Australia reach knockout stage

Jun 16, 2009: Australia booked their place in the semi-finals with a victory over South Africa, while favourites England maintained their winning ways

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Australia women's cricket

Rolton to step down as captain after World Twenty20

May 5, 2009: Karen Rolton will step down as captain of the Australian women's team after the World Twenty20 in England this June

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Australia v India, Women's World Cup, 3rd place play-off, Sydney

India ride to tight victory and finish third

Mar 21, 2009: India beat Australia for the second time in the tournament to take third place and relegate the highly-fancied hosts to a disappointing fourth

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Australia v England, Women's World Cup, Super Six, Sydney

Australia upset England but miss the final

Mar 19, 2009: Australia saved their best for late in the tournament with a commanding win over the finalists England

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Australia v South Africa, Women's World Cup, 6th match

Nitschke and Rolton star in Australia's win

Mar 10, 2009: Karen Rolton struck 96 off only 87 balls and Shelley Nitschke turned in an outstanding all-round performance - 87 and 3 for 34 - to give Australia their first win of the World Cup

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Women's World Cup 2009

Rolton downplays 'favourites' tag

Mar 3, 2009: Australian captain Karen Rolton believes that though they are favourites to win the Women's World Cup, there are a few teams who may give them a tough fight

Barry Ross

New Zealand v Australia, Rose Bowl, 2nd ODI, Whangarei

New Zealand hold nerve for 2-0 lead

Feb 3, 2009: Half-centuries to Lisa Sthalekar and Karen Rolton could not stop Australia falling to a second defeat to New Zealand

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Australia v India, 4th women's ODI, Canberra

Rolton and Blackwell hammer India

Nov 8, 2008: Australia eased to a 4-0 lead after centuries from Karen Rolton and Alex Blackwell ensured another one-sided victory over India

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Australia Women v India Women, Twenty20, Sydney

Rolton helps Australia clinch tense victory

Oct 28, 2008: Mithali Raj's unbeaten fifty went in vain as India Women fell short by two runs in the one-off Twenty20 international against Australia Women at the Hurstville Oval

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Australia v England, 4th women's ODI, Sydney

Edwards secures 2-1 series lead for England

Feb 10, 2008: The cool head of Charlotte Edwards made sure England cannot lose the five-match series against Australia

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England in Australia, 2007-08

Raising the curtain and hopefully the roof

Feb 1, 2008: A preview of England's tour of Australia

Series preview by Cricinfo staff

New South Wales v South Australia, WNCL final, Sydney

Breakers handed title in washed out final

Jan 19, 2008: New South Wales did not want to win like this but they will celebrate regardless. The Breakers collected their tenth Women's National Cricket League title in 12 years after their home final against South Australia was washed out without a ball being bowle

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Women's National Cricket League

Scorching Scorpions reach one-day final

Jan 14, 2008: South Australia reached the final against New South Wales thanks to an emphatic 140-run win over Victoria under the lights in Adelaide on Friday

Jenny Thompson in Adelaide

New South Wales v South Australia, SCG

State final will be no picnic

Jan 10, 2008: A preview of the women's state final

Preview by Jenny Thompson
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