Lucy Pearson (cricketer)
|Full name||Lucy Charlotte Pearson|
19 February 1972 |
Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England
|Batting style||Left-hand batsman|
|Bowling style||Left-arm fast-medium|
|Test debut (cap 124)||12 July 1996 v New Zealand|
|Last Test||21 August 2004 v New Zealand|
|ODI debut||15 July 1998 v Australia|
|Last ODI||1 April 2005 v New Zealand|
|Domestic team information|
|1994–1998||East Anglia Women|
|1992||Thames Valley Women|
|Source: CricketArchive, 30 August 2008|
Lucy Charlotte Pearson (born 19 February 1972 in King's Lynn) is a former English cricketer who played 12 Women's Test matches and 62 Women's One Day Internationals. Pearson also played in the inaugural Women's Twenty20 International, taking one wicket against New Zealand.
A Fast-Medium left-arm opening bowler, her best performance was against Australia Women, taking 7–51 in the first innings of the second Test in 2003, winning the Player-of-the-Match award for match figures of 58-21-107-11, becoming only the second English woman to take 11 wickets against Australia in over 70 years. As a result, Lucy was named (2003) Women's Player of the Year for the second time, having taken the inaugural award in 2000. She was also nominated 2005. After guiding England to the semi-finals of the 2005 Women's Cricket World Cup in South Africa, Pearson was forced to retire with a recurrence of the stress fracture to her ankle that forced her to miss most of the 2002 season.
Pearson read English at Keble College, Oxford University, where she also played hockey. She spent three and a half years as Head of Sixth Form at Solihull School, where she sang in the school choir and coached the cricket and hockey XIs. In 2006, she took up a post as Deputy Head of Wellington College, also teaching English and she is a member of the cricket coaching team. She is currently the Head of Cheadle Hulme School, which she joined in September 2010.
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- Australia Women v England Women, 2nd Test, 2003-02-25, CricketArchive. Retrieved on 2008-08-30.
- Lucy Pearson retires from all cricket, 2005-04-20, Cricinfo. Retrieved on 2008-08-30.
- Shenstonian: Valetes, September 2006, Solihull School. Retrieved on 2008-08-30.
- Cricinfo Profile, Cricinfo. Retrieved on 2008-08-30.
- Wellington College Teaching Staff, Wellington College. Retrieved on 2008-08-30.
- Cricket at Wellington College, Wellington College. Retrieved on 2008-08-30.