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World Cup star Nicky Shaw retires

Nicky Shaw, the England fast-bowler, has retired from international cricket at the age of 28

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England v South Africa, Women's World T20, St Kitts

Wyatt and Shaw guide England to big win

The defending champions England rounded off their disappointing World Cup campaign with a consolation win against South Africa at Warner Park

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India v England, 5th women's ODI, Mumbai

Wyatt helps England to nervy consolation win

England, already having surrendered the series, would have been desperate to end on a high and avoid a 1-4 scoreline. They owed the win to Danielle Wyatt, who struck 25 not out off 26 balls and shepherded them home with a ball to spare

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ICC Women's World Twenty20 2009

Taylor stars in West Indies win

A round-up of matches from the opening day of the Women's World Twenty20

England v New Zealand, women's World Cup final, Sydney

Shaw proves a point

A modest Nicki Shaw, named Player of the Match, put her bowling down to luck, while crediting the opening pace bowler Katherine Brunt for building up the pressure ahead of her own spell

ECB and Cricket Foundation join forces

ECB announce historic contracts

The ECB and The Cricket Foundation have offered eight Chance to Shine coaching contracts to the England women's team in the latest step of professionalising the game

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England Women

Shaw named England vice captain

Nicky Shaw has been named as England Women's vice-captain for the series against New Zealand which includes six one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches during August.