1993 Women's Cricket World Cup

The 1993 Women's Cricket World Cup was an international cricket tournament played in England from 20 July to 1 August 1993. Hosted by England for the second time, it was the fifth edition of the Women's Cricket World Cup, and came over four years after the preceding 1988 World Cup in Australia.

1993 Women's World Cup
1993 Women's Cricket World Cup logo.png
Dates20 July – 1 August 1993
Administrator(s)IWCC
Cricket formatODI (60-over)
Tournament format(s)Round-robin
Playoffs
Host(s) England
Champions England (2nd title)
Runners-up New Zealand
Participants8
Matches29
Most runsEngland Jan Brittin (416)
Most wicketsEngland Karen Smithies
New Zealand Julie Harris (15)
1988
1997

The tournament was organised by the International Women's Cricket Council (IWCC), with matches played over 60 overs. It was "run on a shoestring", and was close to being cancelled until a £90,000 donation was received from the Foundation for Sport and the Arts.[1] England won the tournament for a second time, defeating New Zealand in the final by 67 runs. A record eight teams participated, with Denmark, India, and the West Indies joining the five teams from the 1988 edition. Denmark and the West Indies were making their tournament debuts.[a] England's Jan Brittin led the tournament in runs, while her captain Karen Smithies and New Zealand's Julie Harris led the tournament in wickets.[4][5]

SquadsEdit

  Australia[6]
Coach: Peter Bakker
  Denmark[7]
Coach: Erik Juul Lassen
  England[8]
Coach: Ruth Prideaux
  India[9]
Coach: Rajesh Nayyar
  Ireland[10]
Coach: Brendan O'Brien
  Netherlands[11]   New Zealand[12]
Coach: Ann McKenna
  West Indies[13]
Coach: Theo Cuffy

VenuesEdit

 
 
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Twenty-five venues hosted matches at the 1993 Women's World Cup (except where noted, each venue hosted only one match):

  1. Walton Lea Road, Warrington, Cheshire
  2. Recreation Ground, Banstead, Surrey
  3. John Player Ground, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  4. Denis Compton Oval, Shenley, Hertfordshire
  5. Harewood Road, Collingham, Yorkshire
  6. Christ Church Ground, Oxford, Oxfordshire
  7. Woodbridge Road, Guildford, Surrey
  8. Willow Lane, Meir Heath, Staffordshire
  9. Pixham Lane, Dorking, Surrey
  10. Arundel Castle Cricket Ground, Arundel, Sussex
  11. Buckinghamshire grounds –
  12. Nevill Ground, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
  13. Lindfield Common, Lindfield, Sussex
  14. Berkshire grounds –
  15. Sonning Lane, Reading, Berkshire
  16. Greater London grounds –

Warm-up matchesEdit

Eleven warm-up matches were played against various English teams, all before the beginning of the tournament.[14]

Warm-up matches
11 July
Scorecard
England B  
214/7 (60 overs)
v
  England
217/5 (53.3 overs)
England won by 5 wickets
Bray Ground, Bray, Berkshire
  • England B won the toss and elected to bat.

14 July
Scorecard
New Zealand  
292/2 (60 overs)
v
  England B
56 (35.5 overs)
New Zealand won by 236 runs
Peaches Close, Cheam, Greater London
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.

16 July
Scorecard
New Zealand  
212/8 (60 overs)
v
  Surrey
92 (59 overs)
New Zealand won by 120 runs
Peaches Close, Cheam, Greater London
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.

17 July
Scorecard
India  
234/1 (54 overs)
v
  East of England
100/5 (54 overs)
India won by 134 runs
Haileybury College, Hertford, Hertfordshire
  • East of England won the toss and elected to bowl.

17 July
Scorecard
Ireland  
206/3 (60 overs)
v
  Mid-South
166/8 (60 overs)
Ireland won by 40 runs
Eton College, Eton, Berkshire
  • Mid-South won the toss and elected to bowl.

17 July
Scorecard
West Indies  
206/5 (60 overs)
v
  Mid-West
121/6 (60 overs)
West Indies won by 85 runs
Deepweir, Caldicot, Monmouthshire
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.

17 July
Scorecard
Australia  
286/3 (60 overs)
v
  North of England
142/6 (60 overs)
Australia won by 144 runs
Harewood Road, Collingham, Yorkshire

17 July
Scorecard
New Zealand  
224/5 (60 overs)
v
  South-East England
31 (33.2 overs)
New Zealand won by 193 runs
Bank of England Ground, Roehampton, Greater London
  • South-East England won the toss and elected to bowl.

18 July
Scorecard
England  
287/6 (60 overs)
v
  England B
142/8 (60 overs)
England won by 145 runs
Crabble Athletic Ground, Dover, Kent
  • England B won the toss and elected to bowl.

18 July
Scorecard
Netherlands  
211/3 (60 overs)
v
  Junior England
100/7 (60 overs)
Netherlands won by 111 runs
Little Heath, Christleton, Cheshire
  • Netherlands won the toss and elected to bat.

18 July
Scorecard
Denmark  
212/5 (60 overs)
v
  WCA President's XI
179/8 (60 overs)
Denmark won by 33 runs
Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey
  • WCA President's XI won the toss and elected to bowl.

Group stageEdit

Points tableEdit

Team Pld W L T NR Pts RR
  New Zealand 7 7 0 0 0 28 3.202
  England 7 6 1 0 0 24 3.382
  Australia 7 5 2 0 0 20 3.147
  India 7 4 3 0 0 16 2.544
  Ireland 7 2 5 0 0 8 2.607
  West Indies 7 2 5 0 0 8 2.270
  Denmark 7 1 6 0 0 4 1.926
  Netherlands 7 1 6 0 0 4 1.791
Source: CricketArchive
  • Note: run rate was used as a tiebreaker in the case of teams finishing on an equal number of points, rather than net run rate (as is now common).[15]

MatchesEdit

The opening ceremony for the World Cup was held at The Oval on 13 July, with Sir Colin Cowdrey, the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), opening the event.[16]

20 July
Scorecard
Netherlands  
53 (49.3 overs)
v
  Australia
56/0 (16.5 overs)
Australia won by 10 wickets
Walton Lea Road, Warrington, Cheshire
  • Netherlands won the toss and elected to bat.

20 July
Scorecard
England  
286/3 (60 overs)
v
  Denmark
47 (33.5 overs)
England won by 239 runs
Recreation Ground, Banstead, Surrey
  • Denmark won the toss and elected to bowl.

20 July
Scorecard
India  
155/5 (52.3 overs)
v
  West Indies
92 (48.4 overs)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.
  • The match was reduced to 52.3 overs per side before the start of play.

20 July
Scorecard
Ireland  
82/6 (39 overs)
v
  New Zealand
83/3 (19.3 overs)
New Zealand won by 7 wickets
Denis Compton Oval, Shenley, Hertfordshire
  • Ireland won the toss and elected to bat.
  • The match was reduced to 39 overs per side before the start of play.

21 July
Scorecard
India  
108 (58.4 overs)
v
  Australia
114/3 (38.3 overs)
Australia won by 7 wickets
Harewood Road, Collingham, Yorkshire
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.

21 July
Scorecard
Ireland  
234/6 (60 overs)
v
  Denmark
164/9 (60 overs)
Ireland won by 70 runs
Christ Church Ground, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Player of the match: Miriam Grealey (Ire)
  • Denmark won the toss and elected to bowl.

21 July
Scorecard
New Zealand  
127 (54.5 overs)
v
  England
102 (57.2 overs)
New Zealand won by 25 runs
Lloyds Bank Sports Ground, Beckenham, Greater London
  • England won the toss and elected to bowl.

21 July
Scorecard
Netherlands  
158 (59.5 overs)
v
  West Indies
88 (45.4 overs)
Netherlands won by 70 runs
Willow Lane, Meir Heath, Staffordshire
  • Netherlands won the toss and elected to bat.

24 July
Scorecard
West Indies  
131/8 (60 overs)
v
  Australia
133/2 (29.5 overs)
Australia won by 8 wickets
Nevill Ground, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.

24 July
Scorecard
Denmark  
93 (58.1 overs)
v
  New Zealand
94/1 (17.5 overs)
New Zealand won by 9 wickets
Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire
  • Denmark won the toss and elected to bat.

24 July
Scorecard
England  
259/4 (60 overs)
v
  Ireland
80/9 (56 overs)
England won on faster scoring rate
Sonning Lane, Reading, Berkshire
  • Ireland won the toss and elected to bowl.
  • Ireland's target was 242 runs in 56 overs.

24 July
Scorecard
India  
93/4 (35 overs)
v
  Netherlands
76 (34.1 overs)
India won by 17 runs
Wilton Park, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
  • Netherlands won the toss and elected to bowl.
  • The match was restricted to 35 overs per side before the start of play.

25 July
Scorecard
Australia  
194/8 (60 overs)
v
  Ireland
145/5 (60 overs)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

25 July
Scorecard
West Indies  
120 (45.3 overs)
v
  Denmark
76 (51.2 overs)
West Indies won by 44 runs
Lloyds Bank Sports Ground, Beckenham, Greater London
  • Denmark won the toss and elected to bowl.

25 July
Scorecard
England  
179 (50.5 overs)
v
  India
176 (59.5 overs)
England won by 3 runs
Memorial Ground, Finchampstead, Berkshire
  • India won the toss and elected to bowl.

25 July
Scorecard
Netherlands  
40 (54.2 overs)
v
  New Zealand
41/0 (13.2 overs)
New Zealand won by 10 wickets
Lindfield Common, Lindfield, Sussex
  • Netherlands won the toss and elected to bat.

26 July
Scorecard
Denmark  
152/7 (60 overs)
v
  Netherlands
122 (55.1 overs)
Denmark won by 30 runs
Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire
  • Denmark won the toss and elected to bat.

26 July
Scorecard
England  
208/5 (60 overs)
v
  Australia
165 (53.5 overs)
England won by 43 runs
Woodbridge Road, Guildford, Surrey
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.

26 July
Scorecard
Ireland  
151 (58.4 overs)
v
  India
152/6 (57.3 overs)
India won by 4 wickets
Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire
  • India won the toss and elected to bowl.

26 July
Scorecard
West Indies  
96 (57.1 overs)
v
  New Zealand
97/3 (26.4 overs)
New Zealand won by 7 wickets
Civil Service Sports Ground, Chiswick, Greater London
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.

28 July
Scorecard
Denmark  
76 (54 overs)
v
  Australia
77/3 (8.5 overs)
Australia won by 7 wickets
Honor Oak Cricket Club, Dulwich, Greater London
  • Denmark won the toss and elected to bat.

28 July
Scorecard
West Indies  
120 (59.4 overs)
v
  England
123/6 (46.1 overs)
England won by 4 wickets
Arundel Castle Cricket Ground, Arundel, Sussex
  • England won the toss and elected to bowl.

28 July
Scorecard
New Zealand  
154/8 (60 overs)
v
  India
112 (54.3 overs)
New Zealand won by 42 runs
Corfton Road, Ealing, Greater London
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.

28 July
Scorecard
Netherlands  
134/8 (60 overs)
v
  Ireland
136/8 (56.3 overs)
Ireland won by 2 wickets
Pound Lane, Marlow, Buckinghamshire
  • Netherlands won the toss and elected to bat.

29 July
Scorecard
Australia  
77 (51.3 overs)
v
  New Zealand
78/0 (18.2 overs)
New Zealand won by 10 wickets
Midland Bank Sports Ground, Beckenham, Greater London
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

29 July
Scorecard
Denmark  
116 (57.5 overs)
v
  India
117/1 (40.5 overs)
India won by 9 wickets
Chalvey Road, Slough, Buckinghamshire
  • Denmark won the toss and elected to bat.

29 July
Scorecard
England  
207/5 (60 overs)
v
  Netherlands
74 (53.5 overs)
England won by 133 runs
Corfton Road, Ealing, Greater London
  • Netherlands won the toss and elected to bowl.

29 July
Scorecard
West Indies  
208/6 (60 overs)
v
  Ireland
189/8 (60 overs)
West Indies won by 19 runs
Pixham Lane, Dorking, Surrey
  • Ireland won the toss and elected to bowl.

FinalEdit

The final at Lord's was attended by 4,500 spectators, including the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, John Major. The match was broadcast live on BBC's Grandstand, and England's victory received front-page and back-page coverage in all of the major national newspapers, a first for women's cricket.[1] England's performance was often contrasted with that of the English men's side, which had lost the 1993 Ashes series to Australia less than a week earlier. The Women's Cricket Association (WCA) was praised for its management of the final, but the increased media coverage also led to some criticism of its role in the sport as a whole.[17]

1 August
Scorecard
England  
195/5 (60 overs)
v
  New Zealand
128 (55.1 overs)
Jan Brittin 48 (117)
Sarah McLauchlan 2/25 (10 overs)
Maia Lewis 28 (87)
Gillian Smith 3/29 (12 overs)
England won by 67 runs
Lord's Cricket Ground, London
Player of the match: Jo Chamberlain (Eng)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.

StatisticsEdit

Most runsEdit

The top five runscorers are included in this table, ranked by runs scored, then by batting average, then alphabetically by surname.

Player Team Runs Inns Avg Highest 100s 50s
Jan Brittin   England 410 8 51.25 104 2 1
Carole Hodges   England 334 8 47.71 113 2 0
Helen Plimmer   England 242 7 34.57 118 1 1
Sandhya Agarwal   India 229 7 45.80 58* 0 2
Debbie Hockley   New Zealand 229 8 45.80 53* 0 1

Source: CricketArchive

Most wicketsEdit

The top five wicket takers are listed in this table, ranked by wickets taken and then by bowling average.

Player Team Overs Wkts Ave SR Econ BBI
Karen Smithies   England 77.0 15 7.93 30.80 1.54 3/6
Julie Harris   New Zealand 77.3 15 9.33 31.00 1.80 3/5
Gillian Smith   England 58.2 14 9.50 25.00 2.28 5/30
Diana Edulji   India 75.3 14 10.35 32.35 1.92 4/12
Clare Taylor   England 87.5 14 11.42 37.64 1.82 4/13

Source: CricketArchive

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago had fielded separate teams at the inaugural 1973 World Cup, but a combined West Indian team had not previously participated.[2] India had been invited to the 1988 World Cup, but had to withdraw after failing to secure sponsorship money.[3]

ReferencesEdit

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