26 June 2017
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Women’s Sports News round-up- June 26

June 26, 2017
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This weeks highlight has to be the start of the Women’s World Cup cricket which is being hosted in the UK. The event started on Saturday with with a thrilling but suprise win for India over England and was followed by South Africa pipping Pakistan on Sunday. skysports-england-women-womens-world-cup_3986043

2017 Women’s World Cup: England’s resolve tested after shock defeat
That this was India’s first ODI win over England since 2012, at first sight, appears impressive. When you inspect a little closer – it is only their sixth one-day encounter since that victory, and the first since 2014 – it becomes all the more impressive. That they could achieve the result in such demanding circumstances, against a team they have not competed against in recent times, shows the belief growing from the emerging nations. Full story via SkySports

Cycling: Lizzie Deignan wins fourth national title
Former world champion and Olympic silver medallist Deignan, riding for Boels Dolmans, caught long-time leader Elinor Barker (Matrix Pro Cycling) with less than 2km to go to top the podium ahead of Team WNT’s Katie Archibald and the defending champion, Hannah Barnes of Canyon-SRAM. Full story via British Cycling

Athletics: Great Britain fade to fourth at European Team Championships
Great Britain were pipped to a European Team Championships podium finish as the men’s 4x400m relay team came ninth in the final event in Lille, France. Full story via the BBC

Canoe Slalom: Mallory Franklin tops canoe slalom World Cup standings A second consecutive World Cup silver took Mallory Franklin to the top of the International Canoe Federation World Cup series standings after another impressive display in Augsburg.The 23-year-old starred in Prague just last week, finishing only behind fellow British canoeist Kimberley Woods, with silver once again the order of the day in the C1. Full story via TeamGB

Netball: Lisa Bowman shoots Northern Ireland closer to Commonwealth Games spotNorthern Ireland’s netballers took a big step towards qualification for the 2018 Commonwealth Games with victory over Barbados in Lisburn on Wednesday. Star shooter Lisa Bowman got 49 goals as the home side won 51-35. Full story via the BBC

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