Kathryn Cross

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Kate Cross
2018–19 WBBL PS v ST 18-12-29 Cross (01).jpg
Cross bowling during WBBL|04, 2018
Personal information
Full nameKathryn Laura Cross
Born (1991-10-03) 3 October 1991 (age 28)
Manchester, England
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
International information
National side
Test debut10 January 2014 v Australia
Last Test11 August 2015 v Australia
ODI debut29 October 2013 v West Indies
Last ODI7 July 2019 v Australia
ODI shirt no.16
T20I debut (cap 36)24 October 2013 v West Indies
Last T20I31 July 2019 v Australia
Domestic team information
Lancashire Women
2015-2016Brisbane Heat
2018-PresentPerth Scorchers
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, 31 July 2019

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


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]

In July 2015, she was signed by the Brisbane Heat for the inaugural Women's Big Bash as one of their two overseas players.[7]

In November 2018, she was named in the Perth Scorchers' squad for the 2018–19 Women's Big Bash League season.[8][9]

In February 2019, she was awarded a full central contract by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for 2019.[10][11] In June 2019, the ECB named her in England's squad for their opening match against Australia to contest the Women's Ashes.[12][13]

Personal life[edit]

Her father is David Cross was footballer at various clubs including Coventry City, West Bromwich Albion, West Ham United and Vancouver White Caps.[2][14] Her brother, Robert, is general manager of Lancashire Thunder.[14][15] Her sister Jenny also works for Lancashire Thunder as a physiotherapist.[14]


  1. ^ "Kate Cross | Cricket Players and Officials". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  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 8 May 2014.
  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.
  7. ^ Dorries, Ben (28 July 2015). "Brisbane Heat snares English pace duo Kate Cross and Lauren Winfield". The Courier-Mail.
  8. ^ "WBBL04: All you need to know guide". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  9. ^ "The full squads for the WBBL". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Freya Davies awarded England Women contract ahead of India tour". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Freya Davies 'thrilled' at new full central England contract". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  12. ^ "Fran Wilson called into England squad for Ashes ODI opener against Australia". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  13. ^ "England announce squad for opening Women's Ashes ODI". Times and Star. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  14. ^ a b c "Kate Cross: England bowler 'didn't know her purpose' during anxiety struggles". BBC Sport. 16 August 2018. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  15. ^ "Teams played for by Robert Cross". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 17 September 2009.

External links[edit]

Media related to Kathryn Cross at Wikimedia Commons