Evie Ashton

What does it take to run a University sports club?

When asked to describe being on Exec in three words I’d be lying if ‘fulfilling’, ‘exciting’, or ‘memorable’ are the first words that spring to mind. Personally, ‘stressful’, ‘exhausting’, and ‘risk assessments’ ring a lot truer. Even the word ‘Akuma’ makes me tremble. While I find being president of Women’s...
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Posted Dec. 10, 2021

A return to university sport after Covid-19

“These will be the best years of your life,” they said. Instead, the pandemic has robbed many students of the ‘unforgettable’ and ‘life-changing’ university experience. Covid-19 has taken a huge toll on our mental and physical well-being, our social lives, our academic lives, and our futures. As the lockdown unfolds...
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Posted Aug. 18, 2021

The Hundred: Southern Brave all-round excellence leads to title surge

Out of nowhere, on just the 10th ball, Amanda-Jade Wellington with pin-point precision launched the ball towards the stumps with a direct hit, catching Welsh Fire’s opening batter completely off-guard. Southern Brave were ruthless from start to end. The hosts hands were tied, as seamers Shrubsole and Bell unleashed penetrating...
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Posted Aug. 5, 2021

Cardiff edge out Warwick in T20 Friendly

Cardiff University Ladies Cricket Club beat University of Warwick Women’s Cricket Club by 14 runs to take the win in a tense T20 match at Vale CC in Corntown, Glamorgan. With many outdoor matches having been rescheduled due to the pandemic and bad weather, Warwick and Cardiff organised a friendly...
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Posted Jun. 30, 2021

Thrilling England vs India Test comes to a draw

In what had been an incredibly tense second innings so far, India’s lower batting order stood their ground to turn the tables and prevent England from securing the one-off four-day test match win at Bristol County Ground. With India Women having not played a test match since 2014, and England...
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Posted Jun. 24, 2021

Sarah Taylor returns to professional cricket for The Hundred

Ex-England wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor will come out of retirement to play for the first time since 2019, after signing with Welsh Fire for the inaugural Hundred competition. The 31-year-old is widely regarded as the best wicket keeper of all time, and as one of the most talented players England has...
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Posted Apr. 14, 2021

The Record: transforming attitudes to women’s sport

Those interested in the progression of elite women’s sport – especially cricket – will want to check out a new two-part insider documentary on the 2020 T20 Women’s World Cup. The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup is an international cricket tournament that happens every two years, showcasing some of the...
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Posted Apr. 12, 2021