Women’s World Cup Winners 1973-2017

Host
Country
WinnerRunner-upLosing
Semi-Finalists
1973EnglandEngland* Australia
1977/78IndiaAustralia* England
1981/82New ZealandAustraliaEngland
1988/89AustraliaAustraliaEngland* New Zealand
* Ireland
1993EnglandEnglandNew Zealand
1997/98IndiaAustraliaNew ZealandEngland
India
2000/01New ZealandNew ZealandAustraliaIndia
South Africa
2004/05South AfricaAustraliaIndiaEngland
New Zealand
2008/09AustraliaEnglandNew Zealand* India
* Australia
2012/13IndiaAustraliaWest Indies* England
* New Zealand
2017EnglandEnglandIndiaAustralia
South Africa

* The 1973 and 1977/78 competitions were round-robin leagues with no final.
A final was introduced in 1981/82.
In 1988/89 New Zealand won a third-place play-off against Ireland.
Semi-finals were introduced in 1997/98, the only tournament in which there were also quarter-finals; the losing quarter-finalists were Ireland, Netherlands, South Africa and Sri Lanka.
In 2008/09, there were no semi-finals but India won a third-place play-off against Australia, and West Indies won a fifth-place play-off against Pakistan.
In 2012/13, there were no semi-finals but England won a third-place play-off against New Zealand, and Sri Lanka won a fifth-place play-off against South Africa.

Harriet Monkhouse