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Last Updated: Monday, 7 November 2005, 17:38 GMT
Women granted rare Lord's fixture
Lord's
Lord's only voted to allow women members in 1999
The England women's team will play a rare match at Lord's when they take on India in a one-day match next year.

It is the first match at Lord's in five years for the England team while India will play there for the first time.

"To play at Lord's is every cricketer's dream," said England opening bat Caroline Atkins.

"It has been India's dream to play at the home of cricket and I feel the timing has never been better," said women's cricket supremo Gill McConway.

The MCC, which owns Lord's, only voted to allow women members in 1999.

Last month, MCC president Robin Marlar sparked controversy in the women's game days after succeeding Tom Graveney.

Marlar told The Telegraph it was "absolutely outrageous" women were allowed to play mixed cricket in case they got injured.




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