Meet our new world champions: The England women's cricket team

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Laura Marsh, 22, a sports science student at Loughborough University, was top wicket-taker, with 16 at 10.31 runs, including five for 15 against Pakistan.

Sarah Taylor, 19, free-scoring opening bat and wicket keeper, whose inclusion while at school in the Brighton College XI boys' team outraged the MCC.

Jenny Gunn, 22, a right-handed medium-paced bowler, she is the daughter of the former Nottingham Forest full-back, Bryn Gunn.

Lauren Griffiths, 22, plays for Cheshire and provided backup for first choice wicket keeper Sarah Taylor

Gemma Broad, Team analyst

Anya Shrubsole, 17, right-handed bat and medium pace bowler was last year named Most Promising Young Women's Cricketer

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Beth Morgan, 27, niece of former England spinner Eddie Hemmings. An all-rounder, she grew up playing boys' cricket, before helping England to retain the Ashes in 2008.

Megan Smith, Manager


Holly Colvin, 19, since her Test debut aged 15 has become a prolific wicket-taker. She is due to begin a natural sciences degree at Durham this year

Claire Taylor, 33 , triple Oxford-blue winner, named Player of the Tournament. Works as a management consultant and plays violin in a local orchestra.

Isa Guha, 23, biochemist from High Wycombe, made Test debut aged 17 when she was named BBC Asian Network Sports Personality of the Year.

Ebony Rainford-Brent, 22, from south London, already represented England at shot put and hurdling before making cricket debut for her country, aged 17.

Katherine Brunt, 23, fast bowler from Barnsley, works as a full-time coach and ambassador for the cricket charity Chance to Shine.

Charlotte Edwards, 29, England captain and prolific run-getter. On her debut she became the youngest woman ever to play for England. In 2005, led her country to its first Ashes victory since 1934

Nicky Shaw, 27, vice-captain and all-rounder who coaches at Loughborough University. Has a first-class degree in criminology, cites shopping as a hobby.

Caroline Atkins, 28, shares the record one-day partnership of 268 with Sarah Taylor. An elite athlete support administrator at Bournemouth University

Lydia Greenway, 23, highly rated left-handed bat, spin bowler and fielder, born into cricketing family. Coaches and works in a sports shop