Katherine Brunt

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Katherine Brunt
Katherine Brunt.jpg
Personal information
Full nameKatherine Helen Brunt
Born (1985-07-02) 2 July 1985 (age 33)
Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm Fast
RoleBowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 141)21 August 2004 v New Zealand
Last Test9 November 2017 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 104)13 March 2005 v South Africa
Last ODI13 July 2018 v New Zealand
ODI shirt no.26
T20I debut (cap 13)2 September 2005 v Australia
Last T20I1 July 2018 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2004–Yorkshire Women
2004Braves
2004Knight Riders
2005V Team
2006–2008Sapphires
2015–Perth Scorchers (squad no. 26)
Career statistics
Competition WTest WODI WT20I
Matches 11 111 65
Runs scored 156 741 296
Batting average 15.60 17.23 16.44
100s/50s 0/1 0/2 0/0
Top score 52 72* 42*
Balls bowled 2082 5471 1413
Wickets 39 134 61
Bowling average 21.84 23.63 19.91
5 wickets in innings 2 4 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 6/69 5/18 3/6
Catches/stumpings 3/– 30/– 18/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 13 July 2018

Katherine Helen Brunt (born 2 July 1985) 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]

Brunt bowling for Perth Scorchers, 2015
Brunt batting for Perth Scorchers, 2017

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]

Brunt was a member of the winning women's team at the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup held in England.[5][6][7]

In October 2018, she was named in England's squad for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies.[8][9] However, she was ruled out of the tournament due to a back injury and was replaced by Fran Wilson.[10]

Awards[edit]

  • ECB Cricketer of the Year – 2006, 2010, 2012–13[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC Sport – Cricket – Graeme Swann named England cricketer of the year". BBC News. 24 May 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Final: England Women v New Zealand Women at Lord's, Jun 21, 2009 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo.com. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "England women earn 18 new central contracts". BBC. 20 April 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  5. ^ Live commentary: Final, ICC Women's World Cup at London, Jul 23, ESPNcricinfo, 23 July 2017.
  6. ^ World Cup Final, BBC Sport, 23 July 2017.
  7. ^ England v India: Women's World Cup final – live!, The Guardian, 23 July 2017.
  8. ^ "England name Women's World T20 squad". England and Wales Cricket Board. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Three uncapped players in England's Women's World T20 squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Women's World T20: Katherine Brunt ruled out with a back injury". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  11. ^ "ECB announces Cricketers of the Year". ECB. 13 May 2013. Archived from the original on 8 January 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2016.

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