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Daily Digest: Sophia Dunkley becomes first Black woman to play Test cricket for England

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Daily Digest: Sophia Dunkley becomes first Black woman to play Test cricket for England

By Regina Porter via https://www.theguardian.com/

In today’s news: Sophia Dunkley makes cricket history as England face India, Arsenal look set to sign Nikita Parris and Venus Williams receives a wildcard for this year’s Wimbledon.

Sophia Dunkley makes history for England in India Test

All-rounder Sophia Dunkley has made history by becoming the first Black woman to play in a Test match for England.

he 22-year-old was presented with her first cap today by Georgia Elwiss at the County Ground in Bristol.

Dunkley, who has already made 15 T20 international appearances for her country, received words of encouragement from Ebony Rainford-Brent –– the first Black woman to play white-ball cricket for an England…

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