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Martin Speight, the Sussex player, is to ask the English Cricket Board's registration committee on 29 January to have his status reduced from list one to list two in order to pursue his wicketkeeping ambition at another county. Speight's options are limited because regulations prevent him from joining a county which has signed two list one players in the last five years.

Men are to be allowed to become voting members of the Women's Cricket Association for the first time in the body's 71-year history.