Katherine Brunt

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Katherine Brunt
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Personal information
Full name Katherine Helen Brunt
Born (1985-07-02) 2 July 1985 (age 30)
Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm Fast
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 141) 21 August 2004 v New Zealand women
ODI debut (cap 104) 13 March 2005 v South Africa women
T20I debut (cap 13) 2 September 2005 v Australia women
Domestic team information
Years Team
2004– Yorkshire Women
2004 Braves
2004 Knight Riders
2005 V Team
2006–2008 Sapphires
Career statistics
Competition WTest WODI WT20I
Matches 10 82 50
Runs scored 155 336 155
Batting average 17.22 12.92 15.50
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 0/0
Top score 52 31 35
Balls bowled 1950 4090 1098
Wickets 38 99 47
Bowling average 21.26 23.26 18.91
5 wickets in innings 2 3 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 6/69 5/18 3/6
Catches/stumpings 3/– 19/– 11/–
Source: CricketArchive, 2 September 2015

Katherine Helen Brunt (born 2 July 1985, Barnsley, Yorkshire) is an English cricketer and member of the current England women's team. She was named England women's Cricketer of the Year in 2006 and again in 2010.[1]

An aggressive right arm fast bowler with a classical action, she played for Yorkshire age group sides before taking a break from cricket at the age of 17 due to fitness concerns. She went to Penistone Grammar School, Barnsley, South Yorkshire. She returned for the Test against New Zealand in 2004 and was a member of the 2005 England World Cup side in South Africa. She took 14 wickets and scored her maiden half century as England won the Ashes in 2005 and opened the bowling in England's successful 2009 World Cup Campaign.

She was Woman of the Match in the 2009 Twenty/20 World championship final at Lords, taking 3 wickets for 6 runs in her 4 over opening spell [2] and took a career best 6 for 69 in the one off Ashes Test which followed. Her best figures in one day internationals came in the final of the NatWest Quadrangular Series of 2011 where her 5 for 18 bowled England to victory over Australia.[3]

She is the holder of one of the first tranche of 18 ECB central contracts for women players, which were announced in April 2014.[4]


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