|Full name||Katherine Helen Brunt|
|Born||2 July 1985|
Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England
|Test debut (cap 141)||21 August 2004 v New Zealand|
|Last Test||9 November 2017 v Australia|
|ODI debut (cap 104)||13 March 2005 v South Africa|
|Last ODI||13 July 2018 v New Zealand|
|ODI shirt no.||26|
|T20I debut (cap 13)||2 September 2005 v Australia|
|Last T20I||1 July 2018 v New Zealand|
|Domestic team information|
|2015–||Perth Scorchers (squad no. 26)|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 13 July 2018
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 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.
She is the holder of one of the first tranche of 18 ECB central contracts for women players, which were announced in April 2014.
In October 2018, she was named in England's squad for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies. However, she was ruled out of the tournament due to a back injury and was replaced by Fran Wilson. In February 2019, she was awarded a full central contract by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for 2019.
- ECB Cricketer of the Year – 2006, 2010, 2012–13
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- "NatWest Women's Quadrangular Series Final: Katherine Brunt dismantles Australia | NatWest Women's Quadrangular Series Final Report | Cricket News". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
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- Live commentary: Final, ICC Women's World Cup at London, Jul 23, ESPNcricinfo, 23 July 2017.
- World Cup Final, BBC Sport, 23 July 2017.
- England v India: Women's World Cup final – live!, The Guardian, 23 July 2017.
- "England name Women's World T20 squad". England and Wales Cricket Board. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
- "Three uncapped players in England's Women's World T20 squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
- "Women's World T20: Katherine Brunt ruled out with a back injury". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
- "Freya Davies awarded England Women contract ahead of India tour". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
- "Freya Davies 'thrilled' at new full central England contract". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
- "ECB announces Cricketers of the Year". ECB. 13 May 2013. Archived from the original on 8 January 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2016.