Each month, we will showcase a new item of Heritage and explain it’s significance to Yorkshire Cricket.
Item of the Month- August
ICC Women’s World Cup
Yorkshire Cricket Museum is currently hosting the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup on loan from the MCC until the end of August.
The trophy was won by England on 23 July 2017 for the fourth time, beating India’s women by nine runs at Lord’s Cricket Ground, watched by an estimated global audience of 180 million people.
First contested in 1973, the 2017 tournament took place across several venues in England, beginning on 24 June. It was the eleventh edition of the competition and the third to be hosted by England – the 1973 and 1993 tournaments were held here.
Eight teams qualified to compete in the 2017 World Cup, the first in which all participating players are fully professional. Three members of the Yorkshire Diamonds were included in the squad (Katherine Brunt, Jenny Gunn and Lauren Winfield).