England’s cricket team have won the Women’s Cricket World Cup. England women 228 for 7, beat India women 219 by 9 runs.
A transformative World Cup for women’s cricket ended with the final it deserved. A nearly full house at Lord’s, a tense finish and every imaginable thrill and spill. It was Anya Shrubsole who stood tallest on a drizzly day in London.
The experience told in the end. This was England’s fifth final, India was playing only their second, the last being 12 years ago.
It ended a wait that went back to 2009 for a global trophy and vindicated the approach of coach Mark Robinson, who dispensed with former captain Charlotte Edwards after defeat in the semi-finals of the 2016 World Twenty20.
'I never thought it would come true'
England captain Heather Knight: "I can't stop smiling. I am so proud of this group of girls. We made it hard for ourselves but I couldn't care less.
"India was batting brilliantly and put good partnerships together. We knew if we hung in and kept the rate at five or six then we would always be in the game.
Cricketing Legends Theme Cruise
This autumn Cruise & Maritime Voyages are delighted to be presenting this Cricketing Legends theme cruise to Medieval Cities and the River Seine.
Throughout this cruise enjoy a special ‘cricket theme’ programme headed up by TV presenter Nick Hancock (They Think It’s All Over). Watch big screen cricketing highlights; the Question of Cricket Challenge – Essex v Kent the David Gower and Chris Cowdrey Show and ‘an audience with’ hosted by Nick Hancock. Plus, there’s a chance to informally meet some Essex and Kent county cricket legends in the popular Taverner’s Pub.