Team coach David Campion admitted England had to dig deep before beating Malaysia 2/1 to clinch the Women’s World Team Squash Championship for the seventh time.
Sarah-Jane Perry won her singles match while Laura Massaro lost out to world number one Nicol David to set up an intriguing finale in Canada.
And Alison Waters held her nerve to beat Low Wee Wern to secure England’s seventh triumph in the tournament since 1985.
He said: “It’s been a great week for us, despite the ups and downs, and our success is down to the professionalism of the players and the spirit in the camp. It was a superb final.
“We always felt that Sarah-Jane would give a performance today and she did.”
First-time finalists Malaysia were not to be underestimated – seeing off reigning champions Egypt in the semi-final – while England set a record 11th consecutive final appearance by beating Hong Kong China.
But Perry opened up the final in convincing style by dispatching Delia Arnold 11-8, 11-9, 11-7 – after being run close the day before.
“That was so, so, different from yesterday,” said the world No.17. “I wanted to get the girls off to a good start.
“I’m sharing with Laura, the team captain, and she’s been amazing.
“It’s good to have this solid team support. I know how much Ali and Laura want this after being in losing finals before.”
Then it was World No.1 David against World No.2 Massaro and there was to be no stopping the Malaysian, extending her decade-long unbeaten record in the tournament by a score of 11-8, 11-9, 11-3.
It was left for Waters to complete the job and she did so resoundingly, beating Wern in four games 11-8, 11-7, 8-11 and 11-4.
© Sportsbeat 2014