Courtney Walsh named West Indies women’s coach

Courtney Walsh has been named head coach of West Indies’ women’s team and, according to a Cricket West Indies statement “will lead the preparation and development of the women’s team at least up until the end of 2022”.

Walsh, who is West Indies’ leading wicket-taker in Test cricket with 519 scalps, had worked with the women’s team during the T20 World Cup held in Australia in February and March this year. He has also worked as assistant coach with Bangladesh’s men’s team. He has also served as a West Indies selector previously.

Walsh said he takes up the role with a “very good understanding of what is required”.

“I’ve always wanted to give back in any way I can and help with the development of the game in the West Indies,” he said. “The experience I have, my knowledge of the game, and my overall organisational skills will be key

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England Women complete West Indies whitewash in truncated final T20

England Women wrapped up a 5-0 series sweep of the West Indies, edging a five-over thrash to end the international season with a three-wicket win in Derby.

Having successfully defended totals in four successive Twenty20s, the hosts opted to chase when persistent rain reduced the last match to the bare bones of 60 balls per side.

The Windies made a modest 41 for three, with Freya Davies, Katherine Brunt and Sophie Ecclestone taking a wicket apiece, before England got over the line despite losing seven batters along the way.

Rain delayed the start in Derby (Mike Egerton/PA)

None of them made double figures but in the end Shakera Selman’s errors – finishing the game with a pair of no-balls as tension peaked – proved decisive.

The recalled Davies was handed the first over and wore a couple of early blows from Deandra Dottin, who smashed four and six in

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Amy Jones leads England Women to 4-0 series lead over West Indies

Amy Jones ended a lean run of form with a sparkling 55 from 37 balls as England Women inched closer to a clean sweep of the West Indies in their Vitality Twenty20 series with a 44-run win at Derby’s Incora Ground.

Jones’ first fifty in 13 international innings, plus captain Heather Knight’s 42, helped England recover from 45 for three to post 166 for six after they had won the toss and batted first for the fourth time in as many matches.

If England’s highest score of the series was not daunting enough, the Windies lost free-scoring Deandra Dottin to the third ball of their reply, and although the tourists did not throw in the towel they were once more heavily beaten under lights to fall 4-0 down ahead of Wednesday’s finale.

Sarah Glenn took her wickets tally to seven in four matches with two for 15, while Katherine Brunt

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