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England confirm their champion status

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Alison Mitchell | 19:04 UK time, Sunday, 21 June 2009

England's women are double world champions following a six-wicket win over New Zealand at Lord's, adding the World Twenty20 title to the 50-over crown they won in March .

As captain Charlotte Edwards said to me at the end of the game, they've proved that their World Cup victory in Sydney was no fluke, and they've confirmed to the world that they are indeed the number one team in the women's game.

Add to that the fact that they hold the Ashes (to be contested again later this summer) and this England side is the most dominant ever.

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Alison Mitchell | 16:14 UK time, Saturday, 20 June 2009

Before my own blog was launched, my entries appeared only on the Test Match Special blog. Here are some of those entries:

England face up to Aussies
So it's a clash of the old enemy as we have an England v Australia semi-final in the Women's World Twenty20.

Going for a song
I love cricket, I play the guitar and I love Eric Clapton, so you can imagine my excitement at receiving an invitation to the 'Bunbury Bashes', a black-tie gala dinner organised by the Bunbury Cricket Club, where Rory Bremner would be MC, comedian Peter Kay would do a turn and Eric himself would perform live.

World champions return home
This morning, the victorious England women's team will land at Heathrow airport with the gleaming World Cup Trophy.

England just want to play
Excitement is mounting among the World Cup finalists here in Sydney, and the message from the captains of both New Zealand and England seems to be "enjoy it".

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