BROMLEY'S Lydia Greenway believes England have served notice of their World Cup intentions by remaining unbeaten throughout the summer, writes Gerard Meagher.

The 23-year-old star missed out on the chance to complete a 5-0 whitewash over India as rain ensured last Tuesday's series finale was washed out after just four overs.

But after seeing off the Indians in style, to add to wins against New Zealand, the West Indies and South Africa earlier this year, Greenway insists they will head to the World Cup in Australia in March brimming with confidence.

She said: "We're really pleased with the way this season has gone.

"To go unbeaten is a fantastic achievement and shows how far we have come as a team.

"Obviously we wanted to complete the series win in style, but our goal for this summer was to beat South Africa and India and that's what we've done.

"We don't want to get carried away or complacent, but we do rate our chances of victory at the World Cup highly.

"But we have to take each game as it comes. I think we've sent a message to the other teams now and they'll be well aware of what we're capable of."

Greenway found herself at the crease just twice in the five-game series such was England's dominance, and was at ease in both innings with unbeaten scores of 18 and 12.

But the former Hayes School pupil insists the team ethic is the key to England's continued success.

She explained: "Our confidence is sky-high at the moment and the team spirit is fantastic. This is definitely the best England set-up I've ever been involved with.

"I remember the times when we were regularly suffering heavy defeats, but the mood in the current camp could not be better.

"All the girls will put their feet up now for a few weeks before beginning a hard winter's preparation for the World Cup."

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