Alex Hepburn’s rape conviction upheld at Court of Appeal

Alex Hepburn’s rape conviction upheld at Court of Appeal

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Alex Hepburn was convicted of rape in 2019 A professional cricketer who was jailed for raping a sleeping woman has had his conviction upheld. Alex Hepburn, 24, was found guilty at a retrial in 2019 on charges relating to an attack at a flat in Worcester in 2017 and […]

First BBC woman sport commentator receives blue plaque

First BBC woman sport commentator receives blue plaque

Image caption Marjorie Pollard (right), broadcasting at a women’s hockey match in 1938, was also a regular women’s cricket commentator The first woman to commentate on sport for the BBC has been remembered in her home town with a blue plaque. Marjorie Pollard, who was born and educated in Peterborough, played hockey for England 37 […]

Alex Hepburn: ‘Sex conquest’ texts ‘prejudicial’ at rape trial

Alex Hepburn: ‘Sex conquest’ texts ‘prejudicial’ at rape trial

Image copyright West Mercia Police Image caption Alex Hepburn was jailed for five years in April 2019 A cricketer who was convicted of rape has argued texts detailing a sexual conquest game should not have been used as evidence at his trial. Alex Hepburn, 26, was found guilty at a retrial in 2019 on charges […]

Kagiso Rabada ‘fully committed’ to playing for South Africa

Kagiso Rabada ‘fully committed’ to playing for South Africa

Rabada has featured in 142 international matches across all three formats for South Africa since his debut in 2014 Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada says he is fully committed to playing for South Africa after a difficult 2019-20 season in which he felt “out of place” and incurred a one-Test ban for an overzealous celebration against […]

Coronavirus: English cricket coach in Argentina lockdown

Coronavirus: English cricket coach in Argentina lockdown

Image copyright Sian Kelly Image caption Sian Kelly moved to Argentina in 2016 and coaches the country’s women’s cricket team A British cricket coach living in lockdown in Argentina has said she is worried she will not be able to return home in an emergency. Sian Kelly, head coach of the Argentine women’s team, is […]

Coronavirus: Edgbaston Cricket Ground to become NHS staff test centre

Coronavirus: Edgbaston Cricket Ground to become NHS staff test centre

Image copyright Warwickshire County Cricket Club Image caption The centre will enable staff to continue caring for patients were possible, NHS England said Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham is to become a drive-through coronavirus test centre for NHS workers. The centre is being established on the car parking areas next to the stadium. Staff will […]

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