Australia national women's cricket team

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Australia
Australia vs England in the second women's Test match in Sydney, 1935.
Australia vs England in the second women's Test match in Sydney, 1935.
Captain Jodie Fields
First recorded match 28 December 1934 v England at Brisbane Exhibition Ground, Brisbane, Australia
World Cup
Appearances 8 (First in 1973)
Best result Winners, 1978, 1982, 1988, 1997, 2005 and 2013
Test matches
Test matches played 67
Test wins/losses 18/9
ODI matches
ODI matches played 223
ODIs wins/losses 175/43
As of 12 March 2009

The Australian women's cricket team (nicknamed the Southern Stars) are Australia's national women's cricket team.

Having played their first Test match in 1934/5, when they lost to England two-nil in a three-Test series. They now compete against England for the Women's Ashes. They have won more World Cups than any other side — winning in 1977/8, 1981/2, 1988/9, 1997/8 and 2004/5.

One of the most remarkable families in the early history of the team were the Shevill sisters. Fernie Blade (née Shevill) played against England in the first Test at Brisbane in 1934–35, and her twin Irene Shevill appeared in the next two. Another sister, Essie Shevill, played in all three of those matches, and her twin Lily Shevill also played for New South Wales.

Tournament history[edit]