Teams from Australia, England, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Denmark, the Netherlands and the West Indies took part in a round robin format with the top two teams contesting the final. New Zealand won all 7 of their matches to top the table, while England won 6 to come second. 
England beat New Zealand in the final at Lords by 67 runs.  Janette Brittin (48) and Hodges (45) were the mainstays of England's 195 and fine bowling from Smithies, Kitson and Taylor bowled New Zealand out for 128.
Brittin (410 runs at 51) and Hodges (334 at 47) were the tournament's top run scorers.  Both scored centuries in the competition, as did Plimmer, who also played for England. Anju Jain of India had the highest batting average, with 130 runs at 65. 
Illingworth, the New Zealand wicket keeper, took 10 catches and completed 7 stumpings in her 8 matches.