Women's game grows under the glass ceiling
Women's game grows under the glass ceiling

There has been a huge increase in the number of girls playing school and club cricket in England, but as they move up to the senior circuit, the supply line dries out

Fields injury doubt as Ashes loom
Fields injury doubt as Ashes loom

Both teams have one or two selection questions to ponder as they prepare for the transition to a rare Test outing at the start of the points-based Ashes

Good, but lessons still to learn
Good, but lessons still to learn

The cricket at the Women’s World Cup 2013 has largely been exciting and unpredictable, and it has been a privilege to commentate on the action

Fitzpatrick still has the fire
Fitzpatrick still has the fire

Australia’s coach, Cathryn Fitzpatrick , is a two-time winner of the World Cup but once Sunday’s final gets underway at the Brabourne Stadium, there will be nothing more she can do to affect the outcome of the match.

A hockey connection, and giving back to Japan
A hockey connection, and giving back to Japan

Just to emphasise the point that women are good at multi-tasking, New Zealand have two dual internationals in their World Cup squad

Cricket 1-0 Football
Cricket 1-0 Football

The Jamaican parish of St Catherine will be buzzing tonight with the news that one of their own will be playing in West Indies' first ever Women's World Cup final

Don't just ignore these umpiring blunders
Don't just ignore these umpiring blunders

West Indies are known to be more unpredictable and dangerous with bat than with ball, but they managed to defend 207 for 9 in the Super Sixes to clock their first ever ODI win over New Zealand

Australia peaking at the right time
Australia peaking at the right time

Australia are unbeaten after five games of this tournament and it looks like they're peaking at just the right time for the final

Sthalekar's journey
Sthalekar's journey

While England-Australia clashes always get the pulse racing, allrounder Lisa Sthalekar has told me she would like the ICC and national governing bodies in cricket to arrange more series between the higher and lower ranked women’s countries, in

What now for India?
What now for India?

It has been a World Cup full of drama and surprises, and none more so than Sri Lanka making the Super Sixes at the expense of hosts India

Edwards' legend grows
Edwards' legend grows

The scream Charlotte Edwards let out when she reached her century against India hinted at the pressure she had been under

How Sri Lanka turned its women's cricket around
How Sri Lanka turned its women's cricket around

I can’t think of a bigger upset in 40 years of Women’s World Cup cricket than Sri Lanka's win over England

Cricket's new identical twins
Cricket's new identical twins

It was terrific to see Thirush Kamini become the first Indian woman to hit a hundred in a World Cup, when she reached three figures in the opening game against West Indies

Do you know a World Cup is about to begin?
Do you know a World Cup is about to begin?

Until you walk right up to the gates of the Cricket Club of India, you would have no idea that the ICC Women's World Cup was taking place in Mumbai