Kathryn Cross

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Kate Cross
Personal information
Full name Kathryn Laura Cross
Born (1991-10-03) 3 October 1991 (age 26)
Manchester, England
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium-fast
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut 10 January 2014 v Australia
Last Test 11 August 2015 v Australia
ODI debut 29 October 2013 v West Indies
Last ODI 23 July 2015 v Australia
T20I debut 24 October 2013 v West Indies
Last T20I 20 February 2015 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
Years Team
Lancashire Women
Career statistics
Competition WTests WODI WT20I
Matches 3 11 4
Runs scored 15 7
Batting average 5.00 3.50
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 –/–
Top score 4* 4*
Balls bowled 554 510 72
Wickets 14 14 3
Bowling average 14.92 27.42 27.66
5 wickets in innings 0 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 3/29 5/24 2/27
Catches/stumpings 0/– 2/– 0/–
Source: Cricinfo, 15 August 2015

Kathryn Laura Cross (born 3 October 1991) is an English international cricketer.[1]

Background and family[edit]

She is the daughter of 1980 FA Cup winner and former West Ham United striker David Cross.[2] In June 2013 Cross graduated from Leeds University with a 2/1 in Psychology.[citation needed]


She plays for Lancashire Women and the Sapphires.

A right arm medium fast bowler and right handed batsman, she was the first woman to be accepted into Lancashire's cricket academy in 2006[2] and won the Eversheds Most Promising Young Cricketer award in September 2007. She made her debut for the England Under-21 side in 2007. In October 2013 she was called up into the England Senior Squad to tour the West Indies. She made her T20 Debut against the West Indies and in November 2013 made her One Day International Debut, also against the West Indies. In her second game of the series (the first was washed out)she took 4 for 51 against the West Indies, a performance which earned her the Player of the Match Award. England won the final two games of a three match series and became the first team to win a series against the West Indies in The Caribbean.

In January 2010 she was called up to join the 2010/11 England Women tour of Australia after injuries to Beth Morgan and Claire Taylor.[3]

In January 2014, she was selected for the Women's Ashes Tour of Australia, during which, she played in 6 matches of the 7 match series. In her debut Test Match at The WACA in Perth, Cross had match figures of 32 overs, 6 wickets for 70 runs in a game that England won by 61 runs; having taken 3 for 35 in both Australian innings. England went on to win the series and retain the Ashes by a margin of 10 points to 8.

In April 2014, she was one of the 18 Women to be awarded the first Professional Contracts by the ECB.[4] In April 2015, she became the first woman to play in the Central Lancashire League, taking 3-19 in a game for Heywood, playing Clifton.[5] Later in the season, again playing for Heywood, she took 8-47 against Unsworth.[6]


  1. ^ "Kate Cross | Cricket Players and Officials". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  2. ^ a b "Kathryn makes cricket history". Lancashire Telegraph. 15 November 2006. Retrieved 5 March 2018. 
  3. ^ "Kate Cross called up for England | Women's Cricket Cricket News". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  4. ^ "England women earn 18 new central contracts". BBC. 20 April 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Kate Cross: England bowler makes Central Lancashire League history". BBC. 20 April 2015. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "BBC Sport - Kate Cross takes eight wickets in Lancashire men's league match". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 June 2015.