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Jack Birkenshaw joined England women as assistant coach in summer 2008.
The former England, Leicestershire, Worcestershire and Yorkshire all-rounder works alongside head coach Mark Lane.
He is currently in Sydney with the team as they take part in the ICC Women’s World Cup which runs from March 7-22. He is writing exclusively for the ECB website.
Birkenshaw brings huge experience to the women’s game, having played for England in five Tests and in county cricket for 24 years, from 1957 to 1981.
His finest performance in an England shirt came took 5-57 in the 1972-73 MCC tour of Pakistan, where he and fellow spinner Norman Gifford shared 10 wickets to dismiss Pakistan for 199 at Karachi.
Jack Birkenshaw on 18 Mar
It is good that we’ve made the World Cup Final. But now that we’ve made it we want to win it – there’s no question about that. We’re not here to come ...
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Jack Birkenshaw on 11 Mar
It’s great that we have made the Super Six stage but I’ll be honest and say that I would have been disappointed if we hadn’t made it.
The team is b...
Jack Birkenshaw on 04 Mar
Following the defeat against Australia we had a good final warm-up game against West Indies.
We experimented with the batting order a little bit to...
Jack Birkenshaw on 24 Feb
With the majority of the girls coming from England where they’ve been practising on indoor surfaces, our prime objective during these 10 days prior to...
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Jack Birkenshaw | Tuesday 24 February 2009