England's winning Women's World Cup cricket team have been speaking about their victory today. In a joint statement from the team they said that although they were really happy to have won, they were sorry they couldn't have been the men's team.
Their thrilling four-wicket victory in Sydney over an outclassed New Zealand team was the crowning achievement in the ICC Women's World Cup. However, according to the team it was slightly marred by the fact that both they and their opponents were women.
The statement went on to say that they hoped that their husbands would fare better in their next match. This was a reference to the England men's team, which was beaten by the West Indies in the second one-day match of the series. This defeat made the front pages, which was quite all right with the ladies. They said they were glad that their world-beating success did not detract from the men's team's moment of averageness.
Women's cricket in England has improved in leaps and bounds since 2007 when lottery money meant that they no longer had to make their own teas.