WOMENS BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019 by Cricbuzz Staff • Published on ShareTweet Needing 5 to win off the last ball, Webb took the team over the line with a six off Kapp over the long on fielder. © Getty Perth Scorchers Women vs Brisbane Heat Women, Sydney Jess Jonassen bagged her second consecutive four-fer as Brisbane Heat registered a comfortable eight-wicket win to strengthen their position at the top of the points table. Put in to bat, Scorchers lost their openers early. Georgia Redmayne and Natalie Sciver revived the innings with a steady but slow stand. Jonassen separated the pair in the ninth over by trapping Redmayne leg-before. Even as there were others who got going in small partnerships, the scoring rate didn't cause panic among bowlers. The slow left-armer snared three more while Sammy-Jo Johnson bagged a brace as Scorchers were restricted to 112 for 8. The table-toppers had little trouble in the low run-chase even as they … [Read more...] about Webb’s last-ball six helps Renegades topple Sixers
6:48 AM GMTESPNcricinfo staffFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe Melbourne Renegades pulled off an extraordinary win over the Sydney Sixers when, with five required off the final delivery, Courtney Webb launched Marizanne Kapp over long-on for six after they had needed 30 from the last two overs. Kapp had 15 to defend in the final over, but Webb was dropped off the second ball at long-off then a misfield in the deep gave her a boundary. Adding to the drama, a direct hit run-out from long-on by Lauren Smith removed Carly Leeson to leave the Renegades needing 7 off 2. Leeson had played a huge role in keeping the Renegades' hopes alive with a brace of sixes in the penultimate over off Sarah Aley after the Sixers had appeared set to defend 140. Danni Wyatt's half-century was anchoring the chase, but when she fell for 55 in the 15th over it felt like a decisive swing towards the Sixers. Kapp had earlier starred with the bat as her 52 off 34 balls hauled the Sixers to a … [Read more...] about WBBL round-up: Webb’s last-ball six pulls of Renegades’ great escape
Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton will share the front three places on the grid for the first time in F1 2019 at Sunday's Brazilian GP. Arguably the sport's three biggest names, the trio have qualified together in the leading positions only twice before - and this time it is Red Bull's Verstappen who has the starting advantage after an impressive run to pole position on Saturday.Buy a Day Pass for £9.99 to watch on NOW TVVerstappen: It's not about redemptionHamilton surprised by Red Bull powerBoth Vettel and Hamilton admitted surprise at the single-lap performance of the Red Bull-Honda - a package which usually tends to get stronger over a race distance. "It's definitely going to be a close race," predicted Hamilton. The Brazilian GP at often-dramatic Interlagos starts at 5.10pm live on Sky Sports F1, with build-up from 3.30pm. Hamilton won last year's Interlagos race but only after Verstappen, who had brilliantly surged into the lead from fifth, collided with … [Read more...] about Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton fight headlines Brazilian GP
Jan 19, 2017David HoppsGeneral editor, ESPNcricinfo CloseDavid Hopps joined ESPNcricinfo as UK editor early in 2012. For the previous 20 years he was a senior cricket writer for the Guardian and covered England extensively during that time in all Test-playing nations. He also covered four Olympic Games and has written several cricket books, including collections of cricket quotations. He has been an avid amateur cricketer since he was 12, and so knows the pain of repeated failure only too well. The pile of untouched novels he plans to read, but rarely gets around to, is now almost touching the ceiling. He divides his time between the ESPNcricinfo office in Hammersmith and his beloved Yorkshire.Follow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe civil war that beset Somerset cricket more than 30 years ago was all the more remarkable because of the unimposing, bespectacled figure at its centre. Peter Roebuck would not have immediately struck a casual observer as a … [Read more...] about Peter Roebuck’s Somerset agony
F1's big names are congregated at the front, while two of 2019's other star performers are out of position, on the grid for Sunday evening's Brazilian GP. Max Verstappen tops the field for Red Bull for just the second time in his 101-race career, with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Mercedes world champion Lewis Hamilton just behind.Buy a Day Pass for £9.99 to watch on NOW TVVerstappen: It's not about redemptionRivals gear up for Interlagos battleThird-placed Hamilton shares row two with Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas, who has won two of the last three races. Charles Leclerc had qualified fourth but drops down to 14th owing to a 10-place grid penalty for an engine change.The Monegasque has promised "full attack mode" in the race but has failed to finish on the two previous occasions he has started 10th or lower in his otherwise eye-catching debut Ferrari season, retiring with car damage in Monaco and crashing out in Germany.McLaren's Carlos Sainz, meanwhile, will require an … [Read more...] about Brazilian GP grid: Who starts where at Interlagos?