In our weekly feature on the ins and outs in women's sport, the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 kicks off this week, Manchester City claim big win in Women's FA Cup and a new record for England Women's centre Emily Scarratt.

A week in the world of women's sport

A week in the world of women's sport


The ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 is just days away and England warmed up for the tournament with a six-wicket win over New Zealand in a match in Australia.

After opting to bat first, New Zealand were restricted to 134 for nine with Katey Martin top-scoring with 57 from 44 balls and Katherine Brunt doing most of the damage with the ball with three for 23.

England reached their target in the 18th over as Danni Wyatt (42) and captain Heather Knight (45) laid the foundations with the bat.

And in case you missed it, here is England's kit for the T20 World Cup.

And here are the kits of all 10 teams, as donned by the captains of the participating countries.

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The tournament gets underway Friday when hosts and defending champions Australia take on India in Sydney while Heather Knight's England open their campaign against South Africa on Sunday in Perth.


It was Women's FA Cup fifth-round weekend and Manchester City were the BIG winners as they reached the quarter-final with a 10-0 hammering of Ipswich.

Pauline Bremer, Jess Park and Georgia Stanway notched up hat-tricks in the demolition at the Academy Stadium.

The only other match to take place was Birmingham City against Sunderland and it was the former who came out on top as England midfielder Lucy Staniforth's free-kick proved to the difference in the 1-0 win.

Four matches were postponed due to Storm Dennis and three, including Chelsea versus Liverpool, will take place on Monday while Arsenal against Lewes has been rescheduled for February 23.

The nominees for the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year have been unveiled with England's Lucy Bronze, United States duo Megan Rapinoe and Julie Ertz, Australia's Sam Kerr and the Netherlands' Vivianne Miedema getting the nod.

You can cast your vote on the BBC Sport website.


Inbee Park's title drought is over as the South Korean captured the Women's Australian Open and secured a 20th LPGA Tour trophy in the process.

Seven-time major winner Park started the final round at Royal Adelaide Golf Club three shots clear of the field and, despite shooting a one-over 74, she won by three shots as she finished at 14-under-par for the tournament.

American Amy Olson was second with England's Jodi Ewart Shadoff, who was in the lead at the halfway stage, tied for 10th.

"It was a tough day out there today, really different to the last three days I played," Park said. "It has been a while since I played in Australia, it's been eight years since I played here so I'm really happy to be back here playing in front of Australian fans and to hold the trophy is even more special."


England Women returned to the top of the 2020 Women's Six Nations Championship as they demolished Scotland in their rearranged fixture on Monday.

The match was originally due to take place in Glasgow on last week Sunday, but was moved to Murrayfield in Edinburgh and the visitors made light work of their hosts with a 53-0 victory.

Abby Dow (2), Emily Scott (2), Sarah Bern, Jess Breach, Sarah Hunter and Claudia MacDonald all crossed the tryline for the Roses.

Centre Emily Scarratt contributed 13 points and surpassed team-mate Katy Daley-Mclean as England Women’s highest-ever points scorer with 539.


Kiki Bertens was your big winner on the WTA Tour over the weekend as the Dutchwoman turned last weekend's Fed Cup heartbreak into celebrations this week as she successfully defended her St Petersburg Ladies' Trophy.

The 28-year-old Bertens was part of the Dutch team that lost their Fed Cup play-off rubber 3-2 against Belarus, but she was back in the trophy winners' circle on Sunday as she beat Elena Rybakina 6-1, 6-3 to win her 10th WTA singles title.

"This week was a really tough week. We lost Saturday night in the deciding doubles, 7-6 in the third set and 10-8 in the tiebreak," she told "It was a really tough day. Sunday, I was flying here already, but I think I was still crying for the whole night because I felt so bad after that tough loss.

"I was coming here and putting all the energy I still had left in me during my matches. My team was pushing me this week, so I'm really thankful for that. You can still achieve anything if you just work hard and fight every day to win a match, and you can still hold a trophy at the end of the week."

Meanwhile, Great Britain will have to travel to Mexico in April for their Fed Cup play-off tie.

"Mexico will present a challenge. But we'll go there with the belief that we can win," captain Anne Keothavong said after the draw.

By Shahida Jacobs, editor of