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This week saw wins for golfer Charley Hull, the England Cricket team and the Scottish Curling team. Elsewhere Jordan Nobbs was recognised at the FA Women’s Football Awards but England’s rugby and basketball teams lost out to New Zealand and Italy respectively.
Golf: Charley Hull wins first LPGA title
England’s Charley Hull has won the CME Group Tour Championship by two shots to earn her first LPGA title. The 20-year-old finished on a tournament record 19-under par to beat South Korea’s Ryu So-yeon. Full story via the BBC
Cricket: England Women complete 4-0 series win over Sri Lanka
The wait was worth it in the end as England Women comprehensively beat Sri Lanka in the final ODI to complete a series whitewash. After scoring 240 for nine before rain forced umpires to abandon play in Colombo, England returned 24 hours later to bowl out Sri Lanka for just 78. Laura Marsh led the way with 4-21 in England’s final match of 2016, including her 100th wicket in ODIs. Full story via the ECB
Football: Jordan Nobbs among the winners at annual FA Women’s Football Awards
Mark Sampson’s vice-captain topped the public poll ahead of Karen Carney, Steph Houghton and Jill Scott after a great year at the heart of the Lionesses’ midfield where the team secured qualification for Euro 2017.
Chelsea midfielder Millie Bright was voted Vauxhall England Young Player of the Year after another impressive season where she made her senior debut in a 2-0 victory away to Belgium in September.
The winners were announced at Friday night’s awards, held at Wembley Stadium connected by EE, which celebrated the best of international and domestic women’s football. Full story via the FA
Rugby: NZ Ferns overturn England
A great battle between the world top two ranked teams ended New Zealand’s way. The game could not have had a better start for England. Lydia Thompson collected the ball from Emily Scarratt on her own 10m line before starting a mazy run that saw her reach the New Zealand 22 largely unchallenged, From there the ball was quickly moved to the left where Pocock saw the gap and went over for the first try. Full story via Scrumqueens
Curling: Scottish team make strong start at Europeans
The Scottish team lead by Eve Muirhead opened their European Curling Championships campaign on a positive note thanks to a hard fought 6-5 victory over Italy. The Scots made the most of home advantage in Glasgow’s Braehead Arena, though it was a far from easy test against the Italians, pushed all the way in all ten regulation ends. Full story via TeamGB
Basketball: Eurobasket 2017 – GB fail to qualify for finals after loss to Italy
Great Britain women’s bid for a fourth Eurobasket finals appearance in a row ended after a 71-52 defeat by Italy. The visitors rarely threatened an upset in Lucca after Italy took a grip on the game in the second quarter. Azania Stewart (19) and Chantelle Handy (13) were GB’s highest scorers but the team shot the ball poorly in their first game since February. Full story via the BBC
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