Women's World Cup - 1973

At the World Cup in 1973, England, Australia, New Zealand, Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica were also joined by an International XI and a Young England side in the seven-team contest.

The first match, between Jamaica and England was abandoned without a ball bowled, as the tournament started with a damp squib. But things hotted up as the round-robin league format continued.

England faced Australia in the last match trailing the visitors by one point, but a 92-run victory at Edgbaston helped England leapfrog Australia to become the first team to lift the World Cup.

The main feature of the final was a classy century by one of England’s all-time greats Enid Bakewell who scored 118 to help England reach 279 for three in 60 overs.

Australia, in their run-chase, were restricted to 187 for nine.

The century also helped Bakewell finish as the leading run-scorer with 264 runs while Rosalind Heggs of the Young England side was the most successful bowler with 12 wickets.