There are 50 days to go until the eleventh edition of the ICC Women’s World Cup. Here is all you need to know about scores of 50 or more from previous tournaments:
- Over the course of 10 tournaments, 158 scores of 50 or more have been made.
- In the first edition of the Women’s World Cup in 1973, 19 scores of 50 or more were scored.
- New Zealand’s Debbie Hockley holds the record for most scores of 50 or more at the Women’s World Cup with 12.
- England has amassed the most scores of 50 or more at the Women’s World Cup, with a total of 67 – two ahead of Australia.
- The last score of 50 or more to be scored at the Women’s World Cup was by Australia’s Jess Cameron in the 2013 Final against the West Indies. Cameron went on to win Player-of-the-Final and Rachael Haynes also scored a half-century in this match.
- The 2013 ICC Women’s World Cup was the most batting friendly tournament producing the most scores of 50 or more with 44.
Around the world…
Australia has scored 65 knocks of 50 or more over the course of their 10 Women’s World Cup appearances.
Karen Rolton holds the record for the Australians with nine. The former Australian captain played 28 Women’s World Cup matches from 1997-2009, scoring 974 runs at an average of 74.92. Of her nine scores of 50 or more, three were converted into centuries.
Tournament hosts, England, have accumulated the most scores of 50 or more, with 67 across 10 Women’s World Cups.
Former captain Charlotte Edwards holds the record for England with 11 – one behind the tournament record holder, Debbie Hockley. Edwards featured in 30 Women’s World Cup matches, scoring 1231 runs at an average of 53.52. She is England’s second-highest run-scorer at the tournament and of her 11 scores of 50 or more, four were centuries.
31 scores of 50 or more have been achieved by India across their Women’s World Cup campaigns.
Captain Mithali Raj has scored the most for her country with seven, one of which has been converted to a century. Raj tops the table for runs for India, scoring 730 in 22 matches. She’ll be looking to build on this at this year’s tournament.
New Zealand has scored the third most knocks of 50 or more with 54.
Debbie Hockley holds the record for most 50 or more scores at the Women’s World Cup with 12, two of which were centuries. The right-hander also holds the record for the most Women’s World Cup appearances, featuring in 45 matches across five tournaments from 1982-2000. Not surprisingly, Hockley tops the table for runs scored with 1501.
In three Women’s World Cup tournaments, Pakistan has three scores of 50 or more.
Syeda Nain Fatima Abidi has scored two of them while Nida Rashid Dar has one. Abidi is the leading run-scorer for Pakistan, having scored 223 runs in 11 matches.
South Africa’s scores of 50 or more at the Women’s World Cup stands at 16.
Linda Olivier has scored the most with four, including one century. The right-hander is the Proteas’ leading run-scorer at the World Cup, scoring 452 runs in 13 matches.
14 scores of 50 or more have been recorded by Sri Lanka at the Women’s World Cup.
Chamari Atapattu and Shashikala Siriwardene both have three to their names. Siriwardene is the leading run-scorer for Sri Lanka, accumulating 327 runs in 16 matches.
The fifth ranked team in the world has 14 scores of 50 or more at the Women’s World Cup under their belts.
Deandra Dottin and Stafanie Taylor both have three apiece, however one of Taylor’s knocks includes a century. Captain Taylor has played in two tournaments and leads the runs for the West Indies, scoring 509 in 14 matches.
Scores of 50 or more by tournaments:
1973 - 19
1978 - 5
1982 - 33
1988 - 26
1993 - 25
1997 - 33
2000 - 43
2005 - 30
2009 – 32
2013 - 44