What a competition? Just brilliant. Top quality cricket from top quality players. And of course a fabulous finale.
But what of the Bloggers' Predictions? Just for a bit of fun we thought we ought to have a quick look at the facts now the tournament is over. If a blogger had a near miss we have added a 🙂. For a bullseye we've added a 😊.
Thanks to everyone who read the WWC17 Blog. We've enjoyed being at all the games and trying to help people enjoy the tournament.
MD, DM, SP, RN & SE
Who do you think will be the top run scorer? 🙂 Martin Davies : There are a few candidates, but the most consistent ODI performer over the last couple of years is Ellyse Perry, so she gets my vote. Don Miles : For me it has to be Meg Lanning. If you are the world's best it should be you if you keep your nerve. 🙂 Snehal Pradhan : I'm going forEllyse Perry too. Raf Nicholson : I'm going to say Suzie Bates. She managed it last time and, if anything, she is a better player now t…
In the 36th over of India’s innings today, Alyssa Healy threw in the ball, hard. So hard that she broke the electrical circuit in the stumps. It wasn't the only thing broken today. By the end of the 42nd over - a foreshortened game, today, due to rain - India had finally broken the Australian bowling attack. What’s more, they broke it so hard that - unlike the stump, which could be replaced (almost) immediately - it crumbled into nothing and saw Australia flying home, having failed to make the final of a global tournament for the first time since 2009. I say India. Really, though, today belongs to one player: Harmanpreet Kaur. She had walked out to bat in the 10th over, with India 35-2 - Smriti Mandhana continuing her run of low scores (caught at cover for 6); swiftly followed by Punam Raut holing out to deep midwicket. There was initially little sign of the onslaught to come. The first five balls she faced went: dot, 1, dot, dot, 1. The fifth, though, was creamed through cover for fou…
We have now introduced all the bloggers on The WWC17 Blog - Snehal Pradhan, Syd Egan, Raf Nicholson and Martin Davies. The blog is a collaborative effort by these four, plus it features the photos of one of the best photographers of women's cricket. So today it is photographer Don Miles' chance to showcase his skills, with his photo memories of World Cups.
Our aim is simply to provide complete coverage of the entire WWC17. That means that we will have a blogger at each and every game of WWC17. Given the rather crowded match schedule, which includes 22 games that clash with other games, and two days on which all eight teams will be in action, we think this coverage will be unmatched.