Two recent UCL graduates were playing for the England cricket team that won the 9th Women’s Cricket World Cup in Sydney on 22 March 2009.
Isa Guha (Biochemistry 2007) and Ebony Rainford-Brent (Chemistry 2007) helped England become world champions, beating New Zealand by four wickets in the final held at Sydney Oval.
Isa made her cricketing debut at the age of 17 against India in 2002 when she was named BBC Asian Network Sports Personality of the Year.
Ebony was named UCL Sportswoman of the Year in March 2007. In April 2008, she was named as one of eight members of the England women’s team offered a coaching contract in partnership with the Cricket Foundation and the England and Wales Cricket Board.
The triumph of England team is the culmination of a great year which started with the retention of the Ashes in Australia last winter.
The team’s next test is the Women’s ICC World Twenty20, which takes place in England in June - alongside the men’s competition.