Perhaps England, the deposed champions, would have given the Aussie women a better fight in the final, but lost out in the Super Six stage. Perhaps if one or two batters had played up to their normal form, things might have been different. Certainly the bowlers, especially the remarkable Anya Shrubsole, did not let the team down. In an interview before the New Zealand play-off match, captain Charlotte Edwards was philosophical. Disappointed at her team's losses, she nevertheless saw the results as a gratifying sign of the improvement in standard of women's cricket world-wide.
Then there is of course the chance of revenge over Australia in the traditional form of the game in Buckinghamshire in August this year.