Clare Connor reflects on victory for England in the World Cup this summer with record crowds and media coverage which meant victory for women in all sport
Cricket Special is presented by Chris Stafford
Women’s cricket broke all kinds of records this summer as the 11th World Cup played out in England between eight teams with the hosts eager to hold aloft their fourth World Cup trophy. The finale was a fairy tale if you were an England supporter, whether among the 27,000 spectators that packed the stands at Lords or one of a record TV audience for women’s cricket. The final against India at the home of cricket produced everything befitting of a major sporting event as it climaxed with a win for England, a win for women’s cricket, and importantly a win for all women’s sport. This was one for the history books for sportswomen everywhere to celebrate. Clare Connor, Director of England Women’s Cricket joins Chris Stafford to reflect on the events of the summer and the impact on the game and for women’s sport.
“It surpassed our wildest dreams in terms of everything on the pitch, and the response off the pitch, and the emotion of seeing the team lift the World Cup on home soil in front of a sell out crowd at Lords.” Clare Connor
Podcast length: 27’37”
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