|Full name||Charlotte Marie Edwards|
|Born||17 December 1979|
|Bowling||Right-arm leg break|
|Test debut (cap 123)||12 July 1996 v New Zealand|
|Last Test||11 August 2015 v Australia|
|ODI debut (cap 73)||15 August 1997 v South Africa|
|Last ODI||14 February 2016 v South Africa|
|ODI shirt no.||23|
|T20I debut (cap 3)||5 August 2004 v New Zealand|
|Last T20I||30 March 2016 v Australia|
|Domestic team information|
|2000/01, 2002/03||Northern Districts|
Source: CricketArchive, 14 March 2021
Charlotte Marie Edwards cricketer who was captain of the England women's team. Edwards, who retired from international cricket in May 2016 and from all cricket in September 2017, was England's then youngest cricketer on her debut, and broke a world scoring record before her 18th birthday, one of many firsts in an international career of 20 years. Her leadership of the England team, from 2005, included successful Ashes series, and world titles in one-day and Twenty20 formats of the game.(born 17 December 1979) is a former English professional
Edwards also played for Kent, Hampshire, Southern Vipers, and for teams in Australia. In addition to awards as ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year, Wisden Cricketer of the Year, and ECB Cricketer of the Year awards Edwards was also appointed MBE and CBE for her services to cricket.
Following her playing career, she became Director of Women's Cricket at Hampshire in 2018. She then became Head Coach of her former team Southern Vipers in 2020, and lead them to the first two Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy titles. She also coaches Southern Brave in The Hundred. In 2021, the new English domestic women's Twenty20 competition, the Charlotte Edwards Cup, was named after her in recognition of her contribution to English cricket.
In 1997, she scored 12 centuries, including one off 118 balls against the touring South Africans. The day before her 18th birthday, she scored a then-record ODI score of 173 not out in a World Cup match against Ireland women's cricket team. In 1998–99, she scored her maiden Test hundred against India, but, while still scoring runs, her performances fell below expectations. In 2000, she was sidelined by a serious cruciate ligament injury sustained while playing hockey that caused her to miss most of the 2001 season.
In 2005, she stepped up from her role as England vice-captain to take full charge of the side while Clare Connor was injured, and was appointed full-time captain when Connor retired in March 2006. Edwards was also captaining her county Kent.
She played her 100th One-Day International on tour in Australia and led her team to victory in the one-off test match at Bowral to retain The Ashes, scoring 94 in England's first innings, and hitting the winning runs in the second.
Edwards led the England team in the 2009 World Cup in Australia, scoring a half century and taking a career best 4 for 37 in the Super Six round victory over New Zealand, before captaining the side to a 4-wicket victory over the same opposition in the World Cup Final in Sydney.
She led the England team to victory at Lord's in the final of the World Twenty20 Championship in June 2009. She scored 139 runs in the tournament, the third highest total, and took 4 wickets at 14.5 apiece. Later that summer she recorded an unbeaten half century in the second innings to help England to retain The Ashes with a draw in the one-off Ashes test at New Road in Worcester.
On 17 November 2010, she won her 142nd One Day International cap when she captained England against Sri Lanka to break the world record of 141 ODI appearances held by Australia's Karen Rolton. Edwards took a career best 4 for 30 in the game. Clare Connor, the England and Wales Cricket Board's Head of Women's Cricket, praised Edwards' achievement, calling her "a credit to women's cricket globally, a superb role model for girls who aspire to play for their country".
She was the holder of one of the first tranche of 18 ECB central contracts for women players.
- Edwards is the first female cricketer to score 2,000 runs in T20 Internationals. Edwards is the first player, either male or female, to score 2500 runs in T20 internationals.
- Led England on 220 occasions. England won three Ashes series (2008, 2013 and 2014) and World Cup/World Twenty20 double in 2009 under the captaincy of Edwards.
- Edwards was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2009 Birthday Honours and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to cricket.
- She was also the first female cricketer to have scored 1000 runs, to take 50 wickets as well as to have taken 50 catches in Women's One Day Internationals.
- ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year – 2008
- Wisden Cricketers of the Year – 2014
- ECB Cricketer of the Year – 2013–14, 2014–15
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