British netball is entering an exciting new era, but southern hemisphere sides are still leading the way, says England selector Maggie Jackson. The Vitality Netball Superleague has gone from strength-to-strength in recent years and has attracted talented internationals such as New Zealands Liana Leota and South African Lenize Potgieter.Homegrown players have also benefited from the higher standard of competition and England took the bronze medal at last summers World Cup, with Australia edging out New Zealand in the final. England took the bronze medal at last summers Netball World Cup But Englands recent 3-0 Tri-Series defeat to Australia gave a stark reminder that Tracey Nevilles team still need to make up ground on the top sides in the sport.And Maggie Jackson, an England selector and performance director at Hertfordshire Mavericks, admits that players need more financial support to continue the growth of club netball.I think this is like the beginning of a whole new era this season, Jackson told Sky Sports. The transfers, the recruiting and so on has felt - I think in the 11 years Ive been involved - like its moved up another notch in the standard of the Superleague. Therefore to have this kind of closeness is fantastic for lots of reasons. Australia have strengthened their reputation as the top international side Reflecting on the differences between the Superleague and the ANZ championship, Jackson said: For me, probably because of my coaching background, we have to ensure that franchises are becoming professional, as in literally professional, so we can train players during the day.Clearly they will have to do some work, like they do out there, but we need to get more and more players who are able to get paid to train and to compete.Your average Superleague player, which makes up to 75 per cent of the squad, are all still working and coming in during the evening. Superleague: Ones to Watch Players to watch in the Vitality Netball Superleague In order to have a really effective training programme they need to rest and recover as well.But Jackson has taken positives from the three matches against the world champions in January.She singled out Ama Agbeze as a consistent performer and believes England have a promising crop of young talent. Talented young players have forced their way into Tracey Nevilles selection plans It was always going to be hard with those players who were unavailable or injured, said Jackson. It was the opportunity for people to step up. What was pleasing was to see Ama Agbeze really stepping up and playing well continuously. All the years Ive known Ama, shes been in and out of the squad, but she got some court time and really stuck to the task. 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The previous team to win 19 of 20 road games was the 1916 New York Giants, according to STATS. The 10-game winning streak is the longest for Los Angeles since an 11-game run in 2006. Meanwhile, the skidding Phillies have yet to cross home plate since manager Charlie Manuel was fired Friday in the middle of a second-half swoon. They were blanked 4-0 by Zack Greinke and the Dodgers in Sandbergs debut and have now lost 21 of 25. Both teams were .500 at the All-Star break. Kershaw (12-7) allowed three hits and lowered his NL-best ERA to 1.80. He struck out eight and walked one. Uribe singled and doubled before hitting a three-run shot to break the game open in the eighth inning. The win was Kershaws first in nine career games against the Phillies. The left-hander also helped himself at the plate with a run-scoring double. His seven RBIs lead the Dodgers pitching staff. 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