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Photo: Jamaica goal defence Vangalee Williams leaps to prevent New Zealand from scoring at the Commonwealth Games in Australia in April. Jamaica defeated New Zealand for the first time in a competitive game to win the bronze medal. 




The INF World Rankings annual update sees an historic change within the top three.  For the first time ever, England move into second place, making this the first time that the top two hasn’t included both Australia and New Zealand.

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Photo: West Indies Women celebrate after defeating the New Zealand Women to advance to the Women's World Twenty20 final for the very first time. The West Indies will face the three times champions Australia in the finals on Sunday. (Photo courtesy ESPN CRICINFO)

Led by a brillant half-century from Britney Cooper the West Indies beat New Zealand by six runs in Mumbai on Thursday to reach the Women's World Twenty20 final for the first time.

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Photo: Sunshine Girls huddle (file photo)

Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls succumbed to tournament favourites, the New Zealand Silver Ferns 55-48 on Tuesday, as action got underway in the second round of the Netball World Cup in Sydney, Australia.

Jamaica held a vital three goal half time lead at 27-24 but was unable to resist the second half onslaught of the former champs in a fiercely contested match.

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Photo: Sunshine Girls -(File photo)

Jamaica rebounded from a gut wrenching loss to rivals England when they stopped Scotland 71-24 on Monday, while shooting at an unerring accuracy of 93% in a totally dominating performance.

Jhaniele Fowler-Reid (59/62) set the tone on offence in the first quarter as she hit all 13 goals from 13 attempts as the Sunshine Girls led 13-6 at the first break on the back of 100% accuracy.

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Hagley Oval, Christchurch is all set to host biggest event in the cricketing world, the first match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 between Sri Lanka and New Zealand on February 14. The high-octane battle is expected to go down to the wire despite the Black Caps comfortable series against the Sri Lankan’s in December.

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Jamaica’s goal-attack Thristina Harwood (centre) goes for the ball ahead of Rommela Hunte (left) and Saphia Williams of St Lucia in their Group A match at SECC courts yesterday. Jamaica won 88-24. (PHOTO: COLLIN REID COURTESY OF SUPREME VENTURES, COURTS AND BEST DRESSED CHICKEN)

The Jamaica Netball team, affectionately called the Sunshine Girls began their hunt for a top three finish in the Commonwealth Games with a resounding 88-24 win over minnows St. Lucia on day one of the netball competition.