History of women’s cricket

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The history of women’s cricket can be traced back to 1745 and in 1811  the first recorded women’s county match between Surrey v Hampshire at Ball’s Pond, London was played. Check out all the important dates in the History of Cricket.

Year Events
1745 the first known match was played in Surrey.
1811  First recorded women’s county match: Surrey v Hampshire at Ball’s Pond, London
1887  The first women’s cricket club was formed at Nun Appleton in Yorkshire and named the White Heather Club
1926 The Women’s Cricket Association was founded
1931 the Australian Women’s Cricket Association was founded
1934 first Women’s Test match between England and Australia in December
1958 The International Women’s Cricket Council was formed.Betty Wilson of Australia became the first player, male or female, to record a century and ten wickets in a Test match against England at the MCG 
1973 The first Women’s Cricket World Cup was held in England
1979 Lord’s staged its first women’s Test match between England and Australia
1998 The Women’s Cricket Association handed over the running of women’s cricket in England to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)
2005 After the eighth Women’s World Cup, the International Women’s Cricket Council was officially integrated under the umbrella of the International Cricket Council, and an ICC Women’s Cricket Committee was formed to consider all matters relating to women’s cricket.
2009  The first World Cup held under the auspices of the ICC was won by England, the first English team of either sex to win an ICC competition.
2009  England batsman Claire Taylor was named one of Wisden’s five cricketers of the year, the first woman to be honoured with the award in its 120-year history.

History of Indian Women Cricket team

The history of Indian women’s cricket can be traced back to 1973 as Women’s Cricket Association of India was formed. The first Women’s Inter-State Nationals was held in Pune. WCAI received the International Women’s Cricket Council (IWCC) membership. Check out all the important dates in the History of Cricket.

Year Events
1973 Women’s Cricket Association of India was formed. The first Women’s Inter-State Nationals was held in Pune. WCAI received the International Women’s Cricket Council (IWCC) membership.
1974 The inter-zonal limited overs tournament – the Rani Jhansi Trophy – was held at Kanpur.
1975  International women’s cricket was played in India vs Australia
1976 The first Test match won by India was in the presence of 25,000 spectators when West Indies were beaten at Patna
1978  2nd women World cup held in India for the first time.WCAI received Government recognition.
1986-91 Gap of cricket.
1995 India won their first ODI series vs New Zealand.
1997  the World Cup was held, for the 2nd time. Semi Finalists
2000 Again knocked out of semifinals
2004-16 Champions of Asia.
2017 Runners up of ODI World Cup.
2018 For the first time lost the title of Asia cup vs Malaysia

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