Vote for your Team of the Year for 2013

Last Updated: 11/11/13 9:28pm

The nominees for the 2013 Team of the Year have been revealed with a shortlist of four left to choose from.

After a great year for a number of British women's teams, it took truly exceptional years for these nominees to make the cut for the final shortlist.

Read the shortlist and then vote on who is your Team of the Year here

Europe's Solheim Cup team

For the first time in the competition's 23-year history, Europe lifted the Solheim Cup on American soil following an 18-10 victory at the Colorado golf club in August. This was also the first time Europe had retained the trophy since its inauguration in 1990.

Key to the win were the British trio of Charley Hull, Jodie Ewart-Shadoff and Catriona Matthew. Hull, 17, in particular impressed as she defeated former US Open champion Paula Creamer 5&4 in the singles on the final day to give the Europeans the momentum to seal the win.

It was Matthew who confirmed the historic triumph as she halved her singles match and sparked celebrations among the European contingent.

England women's cricket team

The England women's cricket team beat Australia, the reigning ODI and T20 world champions, this summer to wrap up a 12-4 points victory in the women's Ashes series.

After a comprehensive seven-wicket win at Chester-le-Street, in the third and final Twenty20 international, England celebrated regaining the urn which they last held in 2009; for the first time in 79 years of competition, the women's Ashes was devised on a multi-format points system.

Although the one-off Test match was drawn - with two points allocated to each side - England went on to the claim the one-day series 2-1 and then the Twenty20 series 3-0, sealing the overall Ashes Series victory. Even though they were 4-2 down in points after the losing the opening one-day international at Lord's, the hosts won the next five matches in a row.

The team also finished third in the winter's World Cup.

England women's netball team

The England netball team have enjoyed a sensational year - winning 12 of their 13 matches and clinching series wins over Australia, Jamaica and South Africa.

Within the space of six days in January, Anna Mayes' side won three times against Australia, ranked No 1 in the world at the time; achieving a series whitewash was an unprecedented achievement given that they had only beaten the Aussies twice before in their history.

The 51-49 win over the reigning world champions at Wembley, which established an unassailable 2-0 lead, was described by former player Tracey Neville as a defining moment "in respect to the kudos that will bring".

A shock defeat to South Africa in the final of the Tri-Nations series denied them a perfect year, however England will be full of confidence heading into next year's Commonwealth Games.

Great Britain's women's team pursuit squad

At the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Minsk in February, Olympic champions Laura Trott and Dani King teamed up with A-Level student Elinor Barker to defend the women's 3km team pursuit title.

The trio clocked 3mins 18.140secs to beat Australia's Annette Edmondson, Ashlee Ankudinoff and Melissa Hoskins by 1.773secs. The Aussies were leading by 0.307secs after 1km of the 3km but were overhauled come the 2km mark on what was described by seasoned observers as a slowish track.

In October, the world champions became European champions, too, as the event added an extra rider and an extra kilometre. On the opening day of the championships in Holland, the new-look squad (Trott, King and Barker were joined by Katie Archibald) powered to a world record in a one-sided final. Their time of 4mins 26.556secs over the 4km was more than nine seconds quicker than nearest rivals Poland.

Watch the Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswoman of the Year Awards live on Sky Sports on December 5.