Clare Connor

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Clare Connor
Personal information
Full name Clare Joanne Connor
Born (1976-09-01) 1 September 1976 (age 38)
Brighton, England
Nickname Des O
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 120) 10 December 1995 v India women
Last Test 24 August 2004 v Australia women
ODI debut 19 July 1995 v Denmark women
Last ODI 1 September 2005 v Australia women
ODI shirt no. 1
Domestic team information
Years Team
1991–present Sussex women
2004–5 Central Districts Hinds
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs T20I
Matches 16 93 2
Runs scored 502 1087 15
Batting average 20.08 16.46 15.00
100s/50s 0/1 0/5 –/–
Top score 61 85* 9*
Balls bowled 2061 3580 36
Wickets 24 80 0
Bowling average 27.91 26.01
5 wickets in innings 1 1
10 wickets in match n/a n/a
Best bowling 5/65 5/49
Catches/stumpings 7/– 25/0 2/0
Source:, 14 August 2007

Clare Joanne Connor OBE, (born 1 September 1976 in Brighton, Sussex) is an English all-round cricketer who bats right-handed and bowls slow left arm spin. She made her England One Day International debut in 1995 and played her first Test match that winter. She took a hat-trick against India in 1999 and captained England from 2000 until her retirement from international cricket in 2006.[1]

Connor first came to prominence by playing for the Brighton College (men's) team a little before her England career began. She has also appeared in The Cricketer Cup (in 2002), the first woman ever to do so. In 2004/05 she captained the England side to the semi-finals of the 2005 Women's World Cup in South Africa, and that winter also played state cricket for Central Districts Women in New Zealand.

Connor taught English, P.S.H.E and PE at Brighton College while heading up their PR operations, and also spent time working for Channel 4. Prior to this, she went to the University of Manchester. During her time at Manchester Clare was a resident at Hulme Hall.

Connor was awarded the MBE in June 2004 and the OBE on 9 February 2006, along with the men's winning Ashes Team.

In 2006, she became the first woman to play for the all-star charity side, Lashings World XI.[1][2]


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