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Cricket: History

Timeline

First recorded women's match Click to show or hide the answer
Rules of cricket first compiled Click to show or hide the answer
MCC formed Click to show or hide the answer
First international match (USA v. Canada) Click to show or hide the answer
First Test Match (Melbourne) Click to show or hide the answer
First Test Match in England (at The Oval) Click to show or hide the answer
The Ashes instituted Click to show or hide the answer
Official County Championship first contested Click to show or hide the answer
The first 'timeless test' (England v. Australia, at The Oval) Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
The last 'timeless test' (South Africa v. England, at Durban) Click to show or hide the answer
Gillette Cup – England's first one–day competition – first contested Click to show or hide the answer
John Player League (Sundays, 40 overs) first contested Click to show or hide the answer
Cancellation of England's tour marks the beginning of South Africa's isolation Click to show or hide the answer
The first One Day International played (Australia v. England, Melbourne) Click to show or hide the answer
The first World Cup Click to show or hide the answer
Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket first contested Click to show or hide the answer
NatWest took over sponsorship of the Gillette Cup Click to show or hide the answer
Refuge took over sponsorship of the Sunday League from John Player Click to show or hide the answer
Ban on South Africa lifted following the end of apartheid Click to show or hide the answer
Durham became a first–class county Click to show or hide the answer
Sunday League renamed the National League Click to show or hide the answer
County Championship split into two divisions Click to show or hide the answer
Cheltenham & Gloucester Building Society took over sponsorship of the NatWest Trophy Click to show or hide the answer
Twenty20 Cup first contested Click to show or hide the answer

World Cups

Year Host nation(s) Runners–up Winners
1975England Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
1979England Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
1983England Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
1987India / Pakistan Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
1992Australia / New Zealand Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
1996India / Pakistan / Sri Lanka Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
1999England Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
2003South Africa / Zimbabwe / Kenya Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
2007West Indies Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
2011India / Sri Lanka / Bangladesh Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
2015Australia / New Zealand Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

England Women's World Cup Winning Captains

1973 Click to show or hide the answer 1993 Click to show or hide the answer 2009 Click to show or hide the answer 2017 Click to show or hide the answer

Women's World Cup: English Players of the Tournament

1988 Click to show or hide the answer 2009 Click to show or hide the answer 2017 Click to show or hide the answer

Coaches

England team coach, 2000–7 Click to show or hide the answer
England team coach, 2007–9 and 2014-15 Click to show or hide the answer
England team director (coach), 2009–14 Click to show or hide the answer
England team coach, 2015- Click to show or hide the answer

Miscellaneous

First used 6 September 1776 in Coulsden v Chertsey, Surrey Click to show or hide the answer
The first Australian tourists (1866) were all Click to show or hide the answer
Hambledon CC's ground Click to show or hide the answer
Often said to have been introduced by Christina Willes, sister of Kent cricketer John Willes; in fact, introduced by Tom Walker of Hambledon in the 1790s Click to show or hide the answer
Founder members of the ICC: England, Australia and Click to show or hide the answer
The ICC moved its headquarters in 2005 (from Lord's and Monaco), to Click to show or hide the answer

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