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A half-century to Alex Blackwell and a brilliant all-round performance from Ashleigh Gardner has helped Australia to a two-wicket win in the opening One-Day International match of the Commonwealth Bank Women's Ashes Series at Allan Border Field in Brisbane. Much like the World Cup game between the two sides the result was still up in the air with six balls to go, but Blackwell took her side over the line.

After winning the toss and electing to bowl, Australia put in a disciplined bowling performance to restrict England to 9-228, with Gardner (3-47), Megan Schutt (2-44) and Ellyse Perry (2-50) the leading wicket-takers.

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Wallabies have defeated New Zealand 23-18 in a Bledisloe Cup clash for the ages at a rain-soaked Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.

The match came down to the final moments as the Wallabies, holding a narrow lead, held out a late surge by the New Zealanders to register their first win over their Trans-Tasman rivals since August 2015.

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Cricket Australia (CA) announced that Cricket NSW CEO, Andrew Jones has been charged for breaching the CA Code of Conduct on 15 October 2017, in relation to a tweet he sent about the JLT One-Day Cup match featuring New South Wales and Victoria.

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Netball Australia has announced Kate Moloney as captain of the Australian Fast5 team, who will compete at the Fast5 Netball World Series at Hisense Arena, Melbourne October 28-29.

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The 2017-18 Summer of Cricket is set to get even hotter with the announcement that Cricket Australia has joined forces with successful sports filmmaker Peter Dickson to produce the three-part Ashes film series; ‘Forged in Fire’.

To be broadcast nationally on Nine during the 2017-18 Magellan Ashes Series, ‘Forged in Fire’ will bring together the key protagonists from the last 50 years of sport’s greatest rivalry, chronicling the key battles and back-stories of Australia and England contests, as well as what drives both nations’ quest to capture cricket’s most prized possession; the Ashes urn. 

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The Wallabies will host Ireland in the first three-Test series ever played between the two nations in June next year. The three Tests will be played at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane (June 9), Melbourne’s AAMI Park (June 16) and Sydney’s Allianz Stadium (June 23).

The tour was announced as President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins visited the Australian Rugby headquarters at Moore Park, during his State Visit to Australia.

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Cricket Australia and Mamamia have signed a ground breaking digital partnership to take the Rebel WBBL to a bigger audience than ever before.

Just a few months from the start of WBBL|03, the partnership between Mamamia, Australia’s number one editorial brand for women, and Cricket Australia Digital is set to build upon the success of the first two seasons of the Rebel WBBL and expose even more people to high quality and highly entertaining cricket played by some of the most talented players from around Australia and the world. 

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