England qualify for ICC Women's World Cup

Saturday 12th November 2016
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Written by Danny Painter

England clinched qualification for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 by beating Sri Lanka by 122 runs in their second one-day international in Colombo.

Derby are one of five host cities and will host eight world cup fixtures at The 3aaa County Ground next summer.

Lauren Winfield (51), Heather Knight (53) and Natalie Sciver (51) all hit half-centuries as the tourists were bowled out for 295 in their 50 overs. Sri Lanka, never in the hunt, were bowled out for 173 in 48.5 overs.

England join Australia in qualifying for the World Cup, which takes place in England in June and July next year.

The top four teams in the eight-team ICC Women’s Championship table qualify automatically, with the bottom four joining six other sides in a qualifying tournament, to be held in Sri Lanka early in 2017, to determine the final four World Cup qualifiers.

West Indies will become the third side to qualify automatically if they beat India on Sunday, while New Zealand and South Africa are battling for fourth place.

 ICC Women’s Championship table Played Pts
1. Australia (Q) 18 30
2. England (Q) 19 25
3. West Indies 19 22
4. New Zealand 18 20
5. South Africa 18 17
6. India 16 15
7. Pakistan 15 8
8. Sri Lanka 19 5

Derby will host eight ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 fixtures next summer – and 2017 Members will be able to purchase tickets at a special discounted price.

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