Lydia Greenway

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Lydia Sophie Greenway (born 6 August 1985, Farnborough, Kent) is an English cricketer.[1] She is a left-handed batsman and an occasional off spin bowler. She has appeared for England in seven Tests and 32 ODI's. In the first Test against South Africa in August 2003 she put on a world record 203 for the fourth wicket with Claire Taylor. She was a member of the team which retained the Ashes on tour in Australia in 2008 and won the World Cup and World Twenty/20 Championship in 2009. In addition to her middle order batting, she is one of the best outfielders in the women's game. She was named Player of the Match for her fluent half century in England's win over Australia in a one day international at Perth on 9 January 2010,[2] and Player of the Series in England's 4 - 1 win in the subsequent Twenty/20 series.

She was named Women Cricketer of the year for 2010 on 1 June 2011 [3] and scored her maiden one day international century - an unbeaten 125 - against South Africa at Potchefstroom in October 2011.[4]

In 1995, at the age of 10, Greenway, together with her sister Emma and some friends, started a ladies team at Hayes Cricket Club.[5] It is now one of the strongest in southern England. She attended Hayes School.[6][7]


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  2. ^ "3rd ODI: Australia Women v England Women at Perth, Jan 9, 2011 | Cricket Scorecard". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  3. ^ "Jonathan Trott named ECB's cricketer of the year | England Cricket News". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  4. ^ "England Women v South Africa Women: Lydia Greenway, Arran Brindle tons set up win | England Women v South Africa Women, 1st ODI, Potchefstroom Report | Cricket News". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
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