Anya Shrubsole

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Anya Shrubsole
Personal information
Full name Anya Shrubsole
Born (1991-12-07) 7 December 1991 (age 23)
Bath, Somerset, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Relations L Shrubsole (sister)
International information
National side
Test debut 11 August 2013 v Australia women
Last Test 13 August 2014 v India women
ODI debut 14 August 2008 v South Africa women
Last ODI 15 February 2015 v New Zealand women
ODI shirt no. 45
Domestic team information
Years Team
2004– Somerset
Career statistics
Competition Tests WODI WT20I List A
Matches 3 28 35 105
Runs scored 30 89 13 1,398
Batting average 6.00 17.80 4.33 21.84
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/3
Top score 14 29 10 105
Balls bowled 708 1,279 688 3,943
Wickets 11 34 49 101
Bowling average 24.45 27.35 13.06 23.20
5 wickets in innings 0 1 1 3
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a n/a
Best bowling 4/51 5/17 5/11 7/28
Catches/stumpings 1/– 9/– 10/– 34/–
Source: CricketArchive, 19 February 2015

Anya Shrubsole (born 7 December 1991) is an English international cricketer. She has been a member of the England women's cricket team since 2008. A right-arm medium pace bowler and lower-order right-handed batsman, she plays her domestic cricket for Somerset women.


Early years[edit]

The daughter of Ian Shrubsole, who made two Minor Counties appearances for Wiltshire in the early 1990s,[1] Anya Shrubsole was born in Bath, Somerset[2] and attended Hayesfield Girls' School.[3] Although she played youth cricket for Somerset women, appearing in both the Under-15 and Under-17 Women's County Championships, she made her first team début for the county at the age of 12.[4] Facing Berkshire in the Women's County Championship, Shrubsole claimed two wickets in her six overs after opening the bowling alongside Steph Davies, helping Somerset to a four wicket victory.[5] She scored her first runs in women's List A cricket in the following match, remaining ten not out against Staffordshire.[6] Though she only played three of Somerset's five fixtures in the 2004 competition, Shrubsole finished with the county's second best bowling average, with her five wickets in the competition coming at an average of 11.20.[7]

The 2005 season saw Shrubsole make her first appearance in the Super Fours—a competition in which the England selectors place the 48 leading players into four teams—playing one Twenty20 for the Braves. Shrubsole remained 16 not out at the close of the Braves innings, and claimed two wickets in the following innings as the V Team won by four wickets.[8] Her performances in the County Championship brought her less wickets than in the previous season, with the young bowler claiming two in the competition.[9] In contrast, she improved significantly on her highest batting total, posting a score of 41 not out during a big victory over Surrey in July.[10] The following season saw Shrubsole begin the season playing as a specialist batsman. She didn't bowl until her sixth match[note 1] of the season. She continued to bowl infrequently through the season, and despite playing all six County Championship matches for Somerset, only bowled 131 balls, 133 less than fellow medium pace bowler Hannah Lloyd.[11] Her batting during the season saw her finish as Somerset's second highest run-scorer with 127 runs,[12] Her performances in the Super Fours were less impressive, in three 50-over and two 20-over contests, she scored seven runs and did not claim a wicket.[13][14][15][16] After the close of the English women's domestic season, Shrubsole appeared for the MCC's women's side against the touring Indians in a Twenty20.[17]

International recognition[edit]

Shrubsole's first match of the 2007 season brought her best career bowling return in women's List A cricket. With Somerset defending 206, she opened the bowling for her county, claiming seven wickets – including those of Surrey's top six batsmen.[18] After her strong start to the season, Shrubsole only managed one more wicket in the Championship, in Somerset's second match, against Berkshire.[19] Her eight wickets were still enough for her to finish second among Somerset wicket-takers in 2007.[20] The Rubies won all six matches in the Super Fours, during which Shrubsole claimed two wickets, though her bowling was expensive; her economy of 4.21 the worst on the team.[21] Despite this, Shrubsole opened the bowling for an ECB Women's Invitation XI in a Twenty20 match against England.[22]

Shrubsole played two matches for the England Development Squad against the touring South Africans in early August, claiming a wicket in each match to help the English side win them both.[23][24] She then travelled with the Development Squad to compete in the 2007 Women's European Championship, playing all three of England's matches as they remained undefeated to win the tournament.[4][25]

International cricket[edit]

Shrubsole made her ODI debut against South Africa on 14 August 2008. Opening the bowling, she took the wicket of Marcia Letsoalo as England recorded a comfortable victory.[26] Nine days later, Shrubsole took three wickets on her Twenty20 International debut against South Africa, and was subsequently named man of the match.[27]

She won the Most Promising Young Women's Cricketer Award at the end of the 2008 season,[28] and was called up to England's squad for the 2009 Women's Cricket World Cup.[29] She took a career best 5 for 11 in the first T20 international against New Zealand in February 2012.[30]


  1. ^ Only counting matches in the County Championship and Super Fours, not club matches.


  1. ^ "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played by Ian Shrubsole (2)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  2. ^ "Player Profile: Anya Shrubsole". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  3. ^ "Shrubsole savours 'amazing' World Cup experience". Bath Chronicle. 25 March 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  4. ^ a b "Women's ListA Matches played by Anya Shrubsole (53)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  5. ^ "Berkshire Women v Somerset Women". CricketArchive. 26 July 2005. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  6. ^ "Somerset Women v Staffordshire Women". CricketArchive. 27 July 2004. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  7. ^ "Bowling for Somerset Women: Frizzell Women's County Championship 2004". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  8. ^ "Braves v V Team". CricketArchive. 26 June 2005. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  9. ^ "Bowling for Somerset Women: Frizzell Women's County Championship 2005". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  10. ^ "Somerset Women v Surrey Women". CricketArchive. 25 July 2005. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  11. ^ "Bowling for Somerset Women: Liverpool Victoria Women's County Championship 2006". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  12. ^ "Batting and Fielding for Somerset Women: Liverpool Victoria Women's County Championship 2006". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  13. ^ "Batting and Fielding for Rubies: Super Fours Twenty20 2006". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  14. ^ "Bowling for Rubies: Super Fours Twenty20 2006". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  15. ^ "Batting and Fielding for Rubies: Super Fours 2006". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  16. ^ "Bowling for Rubies: Super Fours 2006". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  17. ^ "Marylebone Cricket Club Women v India Women". CricketArchive. 3 August 2006. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  18. ^ "Somerset Women v Surrey Women". CricketArchive. 19 May 2007. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  19. ^ "Somerset Women v Berkshire Women". CricketArchive. 10 June 2007. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  20. ^ "Bowling for Somerset Women: LV Women's County Championship 2007". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  21. ^ "Bowling for Rubies: Super Fours 2007". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  22. ^ "England Women v ECB Women's Invitation XI". CricketArchive. 26 June 2007. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  23. ^ "England Development Squad Women v South Africa Women". CricketArchive. 7 August 2007. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  24. ^ "England Development Squad Women v South Africa Women". CricketArchive. 8 August 2007. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  25. ^ "Women's European Championship 2007 Table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  26. ^ "4th ODI: England Women v South Africa Women at Shenley, Aug 14, 2008". Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 March 2009. 
  27. ^ "Shrubsole sparkles on debut". Cricinfo. 23 August 2009. Retrieved 9 March 2009. 
  28. ^ "Shrubsole wins Young Cricketer award". Cricinfo. 31 October 2008. Retrieved 9 March 2009. 
  29. ^ "Lauren Griffiths earns World Cup call". Cricinfo. 1 October 2008. Retrieved 9 March 2009. 
  30. ^ "1st T20I: New Zealand Women v England Women at Wellington, Feb 17, 2012 | Cricket Scorecard". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 

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