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England women’s national cricket team – History, Tournament, Honours, Squad, Records, and Stats

England women’s national cricket team – History, Tournament, Honours, Squad, Records, and Stats

England women’s national cricket team: In international women’s cricket, the England women’s cricket team is the team that represents England and Wales. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is responsible for the team and various related proceedings. They played their first Tests in 1934–35. They beat Australia with a score of 2-0 in a Test series of three games. Heather Knight is the captain right now. There is also a team called the England Women’s Academy, which comprises players just below the full England team. The team was honored with the title BBC Sports Personality Team of the Year in 2017.

England women's national cricket team: In international women's cricket, the England women's cricket team is the team that represents England and Wales

History

England women’s national cricket team, led by Betty Archdale, toured Australia in the summer of 1934–35, three years after the men’s Bodyline tour. It was the first Women’s Test series for the country. England won the first women’s test series by winning the first two games and drawing the third. They also beat New Zealand by an innings and 337 runs on the way home. Two years after that, at Northampton, Australia beat England in their first Test match.

England started playing women’s Test cricket again in 1948–49 when they took a three-Test match tour of Australia. Australia won the Women’s Ashes series. The English team, with seven new players, lost the first test and tied the last two. In 1951, it had been 14 years since Australia had been to England. In 1957–58, nine years after their last trip to Australasia, England went back. This time, Mary Duggan was captain.

In the 1950s, England lost two Tests and won two Tests. In the 1960s, England didn’t lose any of its 14 Tests and tied most of them. South Africa was their first opponent, a team that had never played a Test before. Again, most of the games in the series were ties, but England won. In 1968–69, England went on a tour of Oceania, where they successfully defended the Ashes after another 0-0 tie. In her first Test, Enid Bakewell, who was 28 then, scored a hundred. However, Australia was already ahead by 69 runs when they declared, and it took England until the end of the third day to get to 192 for 7.

In recent years

The ECB decided in February 2014 to invest in women’s cricket by giving central contracts to 18 players by May. In October 2019, the national director, Clare Connor, said that the women’s game would be getting 40 new full-time contracted players as part of a plan to grow in all areas. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ECB had to wait until June 2020 to announce the first 25 of the 40 players who would get the new regional retainers contracts. Out of the total of 40 players, there will be five players from each of the eight regions.

Tournaments

Women’s Cricket World Cup

YearStatus
1973Winners
1978Runners Up
1982Runners Up
1988Runners Up
1993Winners
1997Semi Finalists
2000Fifth Place
2005Semi Finalists
2009Winners
2013Third Place
2017Winners
2022Semi Finalists

ICC Women’s World Twenty20

YearStatus
2009Winners
2010Group Stage
2012Runners Up
2014Runners Up
2016Semi Finalists
2018Runners Up
2020Semi Finalists

Current Team

NameAgeBatting styleBowling styleDomestic teamTest CapsODI CapsT20 CapsS/NC/T
Captain and all-rounder
Heather Knight31Right-handed batRight-arm off spinWestern Storm10124875Central
Vice-captain and all-rounder
Nat Sciver29Right-handed batRight-arm medium-fastNorthern Diamonds8899139Central
Batters
Maia Bouchier23Right-handed batRight-arm mediumSouthern Vipers314Full-time domestic
Sophia Dunkley24Right-handed batRight-arm leg spinSouth East Stars3192347Central
Danni Wyatt31Right-handed batRight-arm off spinSouthern Vipers9312428Central
Wicketkeepers
Tammy Beaumont31Right-handed batLightning7949912Central
Amy Jones29Right-handed batCentral Sparks4676540Central
Lauren Winfield-Hill31Right-handed batNorthern Diamonds5554058Central
All-rounders
Katherine Brunt37Right-handed batRight-arm fast-mediumNorthern Diamonds141409626Central
Alice Capsey17Right-handed batRight-arm off spinSouth East Stars64Full-time domestic
Alice Davidson-Richards28Right-handed batRight-arm mediumSouth East Stars11536Full-time domestic
Georgia Elwiss31Right-handed batRight-arm medium-fastSouthern Vipers4361434Central
Emma Lamb24Right-handed batRight-arm off spinNorth West Thunder1216Full-time domestic
Bryony Smith24Right-handed batRight-arm off spinSouth East Stars1343Full-time domestic
Pace Bowlers
Emily Arlott24Right-handed batRight-arm medium-fastCentral Sparks37Full-time domestic
Lauren Bell21Right-handed batRight-arm fast-mediumSouthern Vipers163Full-time domestic
Kate Cross30Right-handed batRight-arm fast-mediumNorth West Thunder6461316Central
Freya Davies26Right-handed batRight-arm fast-mediumSouth East Stars71761Central
Tash Farrant26Left-handed batLeft-arm mediumSouth East Stars61853Central
Katie George23Right-handed batLeft-arm mediumWestern Storm2546Central
Freya Kemp17Left-handed batLeft-arm mediumSouthern Vipers73Domestic retainer
Issy Wong20Right-handed batRight-arm fast-mediumCentral Sparks125Full-time domestic
Spin Bowlers
Charlie Dean21Right-handed batRight-arm off spinSouthern Vipers113142Full-time domestic
Sophie Ecclestone23Right-handed batSlow left-arm orthodoxNorth West Thunder5475019Central
Sarah Glenn22Right-handed batRight-arm leg spinCentral Sparks9263Central
Mady Villiers23Right-handed batRight-arm off spinSunrisers1722Central

Read More: Current T20I ranks of the Women’s Cricket Teams

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