England national women's cricket team

Sport Cricket
Country England England
Home town London
Founding year 1934

The England National Women’s cricket team is one of the oldest international women’s cricket teams in the world. The teams first recorded match was played against Australia in 1934 at Brisbane in Australia.

The team is governed by the England Cricket Board. The team is currently being coached by Mark Dobson while Vince Wells serves as the assistant coach. The team captain is Charlotte Edwards. The team has played eight Women’s World Cups in 1973, 1978, 1982, 1988, 1993, 1997, 2000 and 2005. The team often referred to as the pioneers of Women’s cricket won the first ever Women’s World cup that was held in 1973 by beating Australia. They were also the winners of the 1993 World Cup and were runners up for the 1978, 1982 and 1988 World Cups. The team has however showcased disappointing performances in the past reaching the Semi Finals in 1997 and 2005.

The team plays International Test Cricket, One day Cricket and Twenty20 cricket. In a total of 198 One day International matches, the team has won 104 matches and lost 88 matches. They have also won 18 matches and lost 11 matches in a total of 86 International test matches they have played. The highest team total scored by the team is 503 runs for 5 wickets which they declared against New Zealand women’s team in a test match and 376 runs for 2 wickets against Pakistan in a One Day International.

Major Achievements

Women’s World Cup Champions, 1973 and 1993.

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Edwards proves her worth

The English women’s national cricket team skipper, Charlotte Edwards, has proved her worth for the MBE title by winning a second World Cup in just few months.Edwards was awarded the MBE for her contributions towards the game of cricket after she lead England to a victory in the 50-over World Cup held in Australia.She followed that up with a superb ... Continue reading

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Last captaincy assignment of Karen Rolton

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Team Roster

Name Position
Zafar Shahaan Ansari all-rounder
David Stanley Steele all-rounder
Colin Cowdrey batsman
Lydia Sophie Greenway batsman
Nicola Shaw bowler
Danielle Nicole Wyatt bowler

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