International XI women's cricket team

Summary

The International XI women's cricket team was a team that took part in two Women's Cricket World Cups. They were essentially a "best of the rest" team, including players not selected by their own countries. They took part in the 1973 Women's Cricket World Cup,[3] finishing in fourth place, and returned for the 1982 tournament, finishing in last place. Their overall record in ODIs was played 18, won 3, lost 14, with one no result.

International XI
International Cricket Council
ICC regionInternational
Women's One Day Internationals
First WODIv  England at the County Cricket Ground, Hove; 23 June 1973
Last WODIv  India at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch; 6 February 1982
WODIs Played Won/Lost
Total[1] 18 3/14
(0 ties, 1 no result)
Women's World Cup appearances2 (first in 1973)
Best result4th (1973)
As of 3 January 2019

HistoryEdit

International XI were formed to compete in the 1973 Women's Cricket World Cup, "making up the numbers" along with Young England after South Africa was not invited due to apartheid. The side was made up of players not selected for the other teams competing in the tournament. Five South African players were originally selected for the side, but withdrew after Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago threatened to boycott the tournament.[4][5] The team was therefore made up of players from Australia, England, New Zealand and the West Indies, and was captained by Audrey Disbury.[6]

International XI played in what was effectively one of the first three World Cup matches, after the match between Jamaica and New Zealand scheduled for three days earlier was rained off.[7] They played against England, losing the match by 135 runs after Enid Bakewell and Lynne Thomas hit centuries for the opposition.[8] In their second match, they recorded their first win, chasing down New Zealand's first innings score of 136 by 2 wickets with just one ball remaining.[9] They then lost to Young England before beating both Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, by 5 wickets and 7 wickets, respectively.[10][11][12] In their final match against Australia, the match was ended after just 4.4 overs due to rain.[13] With 3 wins from their 6 matches, International XI finished fourth in the group of 7, just behind New Zealand on Run Rate.[14]

The side returned for the 1982 Women's Cricket World Cup, replacing the West Indies and the Netherlands, who withdrew for political and financial reasons, respectively.[15] They competed in a five-team group alongside Australia, England, New Zealand and India, playing each team three times.[16] The side was made up of players from the four other sides in the tournament, plus two players from the Netherlands.[6] Sue Rattray of New Zealand was the only player to appear for the side at both World Cups, whilst in this edition of the tournament they were captained by Lynne Thomas.[6] The side lost all 12 of their matches in the tournament, although Thomas was the second-highest run-scorer in the tournament, with 383 runs including two half-centuries.[17][18]

Tournament historyEdit

Women's Cricket World CupEdit

RecordsEdit

One-Day InternationalsEdit

Most ODI runs for International XI Women[22]
Player Runs Average Career span
Lynne Thomas 383 38.30 1982
Sue Rattray 271 20.84 1973–1982
Rhonda Kendall 149 12.41 1982
Trish McKelvey 106 21.20 1973
Audrey Disbury 100 20.00 1973
Most ODI wickets for International XI Women[23]
Player Wickets Average Career span
Sandra Braganza 15 20.26 1982
Sue Rattray 15 23.66 1973–1982
Jenny Owens 12 28.58 1982
Eileen Badham 7 18.85 1973
Gloria Farrell 6 20.33 1973
Wendy Williams 6 26.66 1973
ODI record versus other nations[24]
Opponent M W L T NR First Last
  Australia 4 0 3 0 1 1973 1982
  England 4 0 4 0 0 1973 1982
  India 3 0 3 0 0 1973 1982
  Jamaica 1 1 0 0 0 1973 1973
  New Zealand 4 1 3 0 0 1973 1982
  Trinidad and Tobago 1 1 0 0 0 1973 1973
  Young England 1 0 1 0 0 1973 1973
Total 18 3 14 0 1 1973 1982

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WODI matches - Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  2. ^ "WODI matches - 2022 Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  3. ^ "England women's cricketers aiming to lift World Cup for third time". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. 20 March 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Women's World Cup History - 1973 & 1978". CricketWorld. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  5. ^ "ICC Women's World Cup History". ICC. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  6. ^ a b c "Players Who Have Played for International XI Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  7. ^ "Women's World Cup 1973". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  8. ^ "3rd Match, Hove, Jun 23 1973, Women's World Cup: England Women v International XI Women". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  9. ^ "6th Match, Chesterfield, Jun 30 1973, Women's World Cup: New Zealand Women v International XI Women". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  10. ^ "11th Match, Milton Keynes, Jul 7 1973, Women's World Cup: Young England Women v International XI Women". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  11. ^ "14th Match, Kirby Muxloe, Jul 14 1973, Women's World Cup: Jamaica Women v International XI Women". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  12. ^ "17th Match, Liverpool, Jul 18 1973, Women's World Cup: Trinidad and Tobago Women v International XI Women". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  13. ^ "19th Match, Swansea, Jul 21 1973, Women's World Cup: International XI Women v Australia Women". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  14. ^ "Women's World Cup 1973 Table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  15. ^ Bell, Jamie (16 May 2017). "The 1982 Women's Cricket World Cup". New Zealand Cricket Museum. Archived from the original on 7 April 2020. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  16. ^ "Hansells Vita Fresh Women's World Cup 1981/82". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  17. ^ "Hansells Vita Fresh Women's World Cup 1981/82/Points Table". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  18. ^ "Batting and Fielding in Hansells Vita Fresh Women's World Cup 1981/82 (Ordered by Runs)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  19. ^ "Records / International XI Women / Women's One-Day Internationals / Highest totals". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  20. ^ "Records / International XI Women / Women's One-Day Internationals / Top Scores". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  21. ^ "Records / International XI / Women's One-Day Internationals / Best bowling figures in an innings". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  22. ^ "Records / International XI Women / Women's One Day Internationals / Most runs". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  23. ^ "Records / International XI Women / Women's One Day Internationals / Most wickets". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  24. ^ "Records / International XI Women / Women's One Day Internationals / Result summary". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 17 October 2021.

External linksEdit

  • Team profile at CricketArchive