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the former england captain was the first woman elected to the mcc‘s full committee and became the first female sports presenter on british television. as our correspondent katherine downes reports, her life and career were marked by a series of notable achievements. women's cricket as it was when rachael heyhoe—flint was captain of england just setting out on her campaign for change. even before her playing days were over, she was a pioneer, organising the first women's world cup in 1973 and then in 1976 leading england out to face australia in the first ever women's match to be played at lord's. i think there was a sort of reticence and nervousness that perhaps the women might take over altogether and there might be rape and pillage of the members in the luncheon intervals or something like that. we might not present an acceptable face of cricket. i actually cried as i walked out on to the pitch and it was the most incredible feeling. after 12 years as england captain, rachael heyhoe—flint went
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on to become one of the mcc‘s first female honorary life members, a member of the ecb board, and she was made a baroness. she used her influence and celebrity to give women's cricket a higher public profile. i have got messages coming in from members of the current england women's team, the opportunities they have now as professional sportswomen don't come by chance. they come through years of devoted, tireless work from people like rachael. in later life, she became vice—president of wolverhampton wanderers, pouring her energy into the football clubs work in the communities around her home town. but cricket remained her first love and the field in which she shone as a talent and a trail—blazer. rachael heyhoe—flint, who has died at the age of 77. newsnight is coming up on bbc two. here on bbc one it's time for the news where you are. tonight the verdict on the prime
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minister's exit strang. join me now on bbc two. here on bbc one it's time for the news where you are. hello, you're watching bbc news, i'm olly foster at the bbc sport centre, these are our headlines tonight: no shocks tonight in the fa cup replays. one goal against plymouth sees liverpool through to the fourth round. a legend and pioneer of women's cricket, rachel heyhoe flint has died at the age of 77. and dan evans celebrates the biggest win of his career as he knocks out the seventh seed, marin cilic, at the australian open. good evening.
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after 180 minutes, just the one goal separated liverpool and league two plymouth argyll. jurgen klopp‘s side survived their replay at a raucous home park and have made it into the fourth round to face wolves thanks to the unlikliest of goal—scorers. our sports correspondent katie gornall was at the match. govia is slightly stronger liverpool side in this second time around, and that just about told in the side in this second time around, and thatjust about told in the end. it did, but they were given a real scare here at home park, 15,000 plymouth argyle fans packed into this stadium, and they will all have left thinking that their team did them proud here tonight. they have gone toe to toe with liverpool over two games, a team who have won this
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competition seven times, and in doing that plymouth are now £1 million richer, but they are out of the fa cup, so they will focus on winning promotion from league two. for a while, their fa cup dream was very much alive. they said it was the game that the whole of plymouth was waiting for, after matching liverpool at anfield, time to see how the premier league millionaires would cope at the theatre of dreams. this may be called home park, but no home comforts forjurgen klopp‘s side tonight. this is the visiting dressing room, where they will be getting ready before the match, everything a bit different to what they are used to. even before kick—off, liverpool were given little room to manoeuvre. this time jurgen klopp lended youth with experience, in came the likud to, then the breakthrough. —— in came philippe coutinho. this was lucas‘s first goal in seven years, but plymouth did not allowed their
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distinguished guests to settle. alexander arnolds strained every sinew to reach this one. moments of quality count in a frenzy of a cup tie, there was one here, jakejervis outdone only by the width of the post. that is the chance they were waiting for! plymouth's problems we re waiting for! plymouth's problems were largely of their own making, and with time running out they handed liverpool the opportunity to land a flake all below, eight and is mist by divock origi. —— to land a fatal blow, a chance missed by divock origi. liverpool advance, fatal blow, a chance missed by divock origi. liverpooladvance, but they know they have been in a battle. 2-0, 3-0 would have been com pletely battle. 2-0, 3-0 would have been completely ok, i am fine with 1—0, i said we did not want to go to extra time, no penalty shoot. leaving plymouth, as nice as it is here, as
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early as possible, because the next game is waiting, so all good. early as possible, because the next game is waiting, so all goodlj think that over the two games we have done exceptionally well against liverpool, especially in the first after night, we created a number of good opportunities, and even in the half we hit the post as well. the players are very proud of their performance, and the supporters are as well. so derek adams rightly proud of his side here, but we had jurgen klopp talking about how the games have been coming thick and fast for liverpool, we know his priority is the premier league, but his young side have just about done thejob, his young side have just about done the job, liverpool still in three competitions, now a fourth—round tie at home to wolves to look forward to, although you sensed they will have to raise their game a bit to get through that one. indeed, katie gornall, thanks very much. there were two other fa cup replays tonight, premier legaue southampton looked to be heading for extra time against championship side norwich at st mary's. goaless after 90 minutes.
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shane long got the final touch after a goalmouth scramble in injury time. the reward for saints, if you can call it that, is arsenal at home in the fourth round. newcastle are also through to the fourth round after beating fellow championship side birmingham 3—1 at stjames' park. matt ritchie put them ahead from the penalty spot, before yoan gouffran doubled their lead just after the half—hour mark. birmingham are still without a win under new manager gianfranco zola, they did manage to pull one back in the second half through david cotterill. but it wasn't enough, as matt ritchie added his second of the night and newcastle's third. they travel to league one oxford in the next round. baroness rachael heyhoe flint has died at the age of 77. one of the finest women's cricketers in a 22—year england career, 12 of them as captain. she was the first woman to be
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elected onto the full mcc committee. the ecb says "cricket was hugely enhanced by her fearless approach and pioneering spirit." clare connor is director of women's cricket at the ecb. she was a trailblazer and a pioneer for the women's game, you know, the fa ct for the women's game, you know, the fact that her name was so widely known at a time when women's cricket wasn't necessarily, you know, on the national agenda or on the map. she drove the whole movement, i suppose, of women's cricket in this country. she created opportunities, she campaigned for nearly ten years for the mcc to allow women to become members. so she has driven great change, and she has been an amazing inspiration in our sport, and probably beyond our sport, actually. i think she'll go down as someone who has progressed and driven change for women in sport more broadly than
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just cricket. baroness heyhoe flint, who has died at the age of 77. if kyle edmund wins tonight, there'll be three british men into the third round at the australian open for the first time. already through are the world number one, andy murray, who had an injury scare, and dan evans, who sprung the first major shock at the tournament by beating marin cilic. katherine downes reports. dan da n eva ns went dan evans went shopping on sunday to buy kit for the australian open. dropped by his sponsor last year, he has come back from the brink of quitting tennis to be two of the world's top ten players in the last two weeks. today's big scalp was marin cilic, who had looked too much for evans in the first set, as the dazzling sun sank low. but as the shadows lengthened, evans came to live, breaking the cilic serve to ta ke live, breaking the cilic serve to take the second set. and belief blossoming in the darkness, he dominated the third too. the fourth
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turned into a battle, evans saved eight break points. and cilic was getting frustrated. he had to serve to stay in the match, but evans took his chance. and what to do after beating the world number seven — get straight on the phone, there is big news to share. surely the biggest win of his career. i


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