ICC Celebrate 50th Anniversary of First-Ever Cricket World Cup: The first ICC World Cup started on June 20, 1973. The first World Cup was held between women’s teams and not men’s. The World Cup was played in the host of England. Men’s World Cup was played in 1975, two years after this World Cup. The first match of the first ICC World Cup was played between Jamaica Women and New Zealand Women.
This World Cup was called the Women’s World Cup 1973. The ICC is celebrating its 50th anniversary on completion of 50 years of the first World Cup. On this occasion, some memorable pictures of the world were shared by the ICC, in which women players are seen playing the first ICC World Cup in cricket history. The ICC captioned the World Cup post as, “50 wonderful years. Celebrating the anniversary of the first Cricket World Cup that started on this day in 1973.
England won the title
The England women’s team won the title in the first ICC World Cup. The England women’s team won the first trophy in cricket history by defeating the Australia women’s team by 92 runs in the final. At that time, Rachel Heyhoe-Flint was captaining England.
Batting first in the final match, England scored 279 runs for 3 wickets in 60 overs. On behalf of the team, Enid Bakewell scored an inning of 118 runs with the help of 11 fours. Chasing the runs, the women’s Australia team could only score 187 runs for 9 wickets in 60 overs.
✨ 5️⃣0️⃣ GLORIOUS YEARS ✨
Celebrate the anniversary of the first-ever Cricket World Cup which began on this day in 1973.
— ICC (@ICC) June 20, 2023
The Men’s World Cup was played two years after the Women’s World Cup.
Men’s World Cup was played for the first time in 1975, two years after the Women’s World Cup. The first Men’s World Cup was won by the West Indies team. West Indies won the final against Australia by 17 runs.
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