Kent Women cricket team

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Kent Women
Kent Women cricket team logo.png
Personnel
CaptainTammy Beaumont
CoachDavid Hathrill
ManagerLin Martin
Team information
FoundedFirst recorded match: 1935
Home groundCounty Ground, Beckenham
History
WCC wins8
T20 Cup wins3
Official websiteKent Women

The Kent Women cricket team is the women's representative cricket team for the English county of Kent. They play their home matches at County Cricket Ground, Beckenham, as well as the St Lawrence Ground and Polo Farm, both in Canterbury.[1] They are captained by Tammy Beaumont and are coached by David Hathrill.[2] They are the most successful side in both the Women's County Championship and Women's Twenty20 Cup, with 8 and 3 titles respectively.[3][4] They are partnered with the regional side South East Stars.[5]

History[edit]

1935–1996: Early History[edit]

Kent Women played their first recorded match in 1935, against Civil Service Women.[6] Over the following years, Kent were one of the most prolific women's sides, playing various one-off and tourist games, against surrounding counties and national sides such as Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands.[7] Kent joined the Women's Area Championship in 1980, and played in the competition until 1996 (including one title win, in 1986), after which they joined the Women's County Championship.[8]

1997–2019: Women's County Championship[edit]

In 1997, their first season in the County Championship, Kent finished 5th in Division One with just one win.[9] Over the next few seasons, Kent were a consistently mid-table side, plus one season in Division Two, in 2002.[10] A steady improvement after their promotion, however, eventually led them to their first Championship title, in 2006.[11] They retained their title in 2007, going unbeaten in both seasons. Key to their success was England captain Charlotte Edwards, who played for Kent from 2000 to 2016.[12] This started an extremely successful era for Kent Women, winning the most titles in Championship history, eight, and only finishing outside the top 3 of Division 1 once, in 2017: the further times they won the Championship were in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2019.[13] In 2016, Kent bowlers Megan Belt, Tash Farrant and Charlotte Pape were the first, third and fourth leading wicket-takers respectively, whilst Tammy Beaumont was the leading run-scorer.[14] Kent batters Fran Wilson, Tammy Beaumont and Maxine Blythin were all in the top ten leading run-scorers in 2019.[15]

Kent Women have also been the most successful side in the history of the Women's Twenty20 Cup, winning the tournament three times, in 2011, 2013 and 2016.[16] They also reached the semi-finals of the competition in 2013 and 2012, losing to Berkshire both times.[17] In 2011, however, they beat Berkshire by 8 wickets after bowling them out for just 73.[18] In 2013, Kent beat Sussex in the final by 8 wickets,[19] whilst in 2016 they won the title by topping Division One, with five wins from seven games.[20] In 2021, they competed in the South East Group of the Twenty20 Cup, and won their region, going unbeaten with 6 wins and 2 matches abandoned due to rain.[21] In 2022, they finished second in their group in the Twenty20 Cup, going on to lose in the final against Sussex.[22] Kent have also competed in the Women's London Championship since its first edition in 2020, and won their first London Championship title in 2021.[23][24]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 22 August 2022

Players listed below are named as Kent squad players on the team's website. Other players may play matches for the side.[25] double-dagger denotes players with international caps.

No. Name Nationality Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batters
3 Maxine Blythin  England (1994-08-25) 25 August 1994 (age 28) Right-handed
Emily Barrett  England Unknown Unknown Unknown
Zeena Bilal  England Unknown Unknown Unknown
E Hughes  England Unknown Unknown Unknown
Genevieve Jeer  England Unknown Unknown Unknown
Ella Lockhart  England Unknown Unknown Unknown
Isla McCulloch  England Unknown Unknown Unknown
All-rounders
5 Kalea Moore  England (2003-03-27) 27 March 2003 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm off break
8 Grace Scrivens  England (2003-11-10) 10 November 2003 (age 19) Left-handed Right-arm off break
10 Phoebe Franklin  England (1998-02-18) 18 February 1998 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium
13 Ryana MacDonald-Gay  England (2004-02-12) 12 February 2004 (age 18) Right-handed Right-arm medium
24 Alice Davidson-Richards double-dagger  England (1994-05-29) 29 May 1994 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Vice-captain
61 Grace Gibbs  England (1995-05-01) 1 May 1995 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium
91 Chelsey Rowson  England (2001-08-19) 19 August 2001 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Coco Streets  England (2002-02-17) 17 February 2002 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Megan Sturge  England Unknown Right-handed Right-arm medium
Wicket-keepers
2 Tammy Beaumont double-dagger  England (1991-03-11) 11 March 1991 (age 31) Right-handed Captain
9 Sarah Bryce double-dagger  Scotland (2000-01-08) 8 January 2000 (age 23) Right-handed
Jemima Spence  England (2006-07-06) 6 July 2006 (age 16) Right-handed
Bowlers
6 Megan Belt  England (1997-10-06) 6 October 1997 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off break
11 Kirstie Gordon double-dagger  England (1997-10-20) 20 October 1997 (age 25) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
12 Alexa Stonehouse  England (2004-12-05) 5 December 2004 (age 18) Right-handed Left-arm medium
15 Jodie Hobson  England (2000-11-25) 25 November 2000 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium
18 Hannah Jelfs  England (1989-11-24) 24 November 1989 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium
53 Natasha Farrant double-dagger  England (1996-05-29) 29 May 1996 (age 26) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast
Olivia Barnes  England Unknown Unknown Unknown
Darcey Carter  Scotland (2005-05-31) 31 May 2005 (age 17) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Alice Grant  England Unknown Unknown Unknown
Sydney Gorham  England (2003-10-19) 19 October 2003 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Aaliyah Key  England Unknown Unknown Unknown
Anna Roche  England Unknown Unknown Unknown
Emily Roche  England Unknown Unknown Unknown

Notable players[edit]

Players who have played for Kent and played internationally are listed below, in order of first international appearance (given in brackets):[26]

Seasons[edit]

Women's County Championship[edit]

Season Division[27] P W L T A/C BP Pts Pos Notes
1997 Division 1 5 1 4 0 0 31.5 43.5 5th
1998 Division 1 5 2 3 0 0 36.5 60.5 3rd
1999 Division 1 5 2 3 0 0 30.5 54.5 5th
2000 Division 1 5 2 3 0 0 31 55 3rd
2001 Division 1 5 0 5 0 0 24.5 24.5 6th Relegated
2002 Division 2 5 3 0 0 2 28.5 86.5 1st Promoted
2003 Division 1 5 3 2 0 0 32.5 68.5 3rd
2004 Division 1 5 4 1 0 0 43.5 91.5 2nd
2005 Division 1 6 3 2 0 1 36 83 2nd
2006 Division 1 6 5 0 0 1 2 106 1st Champions
2007 Division 1 6 5 0 0 1 0 135 1st Champions
2008 Division 1 6 4 1 0 1 5 91 2nd
2009 Division 1 10 10 0 0 0 0 200 1st Champions
2010 Division 1 10 7 3 0 0 62 132 2nd
2011 Division 1 10 7 1 0 2 56 126 1st Champions
2012 Division 1 8 3 0 0 5 24 54 1st Champions
2013 Division 1 8 6 2 0 0 47 107 3rd
2014 Division 1 8 6 0 0 2 48 108 1st Champions
2015 Division 1 8 5 1 1 1 51 105 2nd
2016 Division 1 8 7 1 0 0 63 133 1st Champions
2017 Division 1 7 3 4 0 0 41 71 6th
2018 Division 1 7 4 3 0 0 43 83 3rd
2019 Division 1 7 6 1 0 0 46 106 1st Champions

Women's Twenty20 Cup[edit]

Season Division[28] P W L T Ab NRR Pts Pos Notes
2009 Division 1 3 1 1 0 1 +0.97 3 2nd
2010 Division S1 3 3 0 0 0 +2.87 6 1st Semi-final
2011 Division S1 3 3 0 0 0 2.17 6 1st Champions
2012 Division S1 3 2 0 0 1 +2.23 5 2nd Semi-final
2013 Division S1 3 2 1 0 0 +0.99 4 2nd Champions
2014 Division 1B 4 3 1 0 0 +2.28 12 3rd
2015 Division 1 8 6 2 0 0 –0.10 24 3rd
2016 Division 1 7 5 2 0 0 +0.43 20 1st Champions
2017 Division 1 8 4 4 0 0 −0.38 16 6th
2018 Division 1 8 5 3 0 0 +0.67 20 3rd
2019 Division 1 8 4 2 0 2 +0.04 18 3rd
2021 South East 8 6 0 0 2 +1.30 26 1st Group winners
2022 Group 6 6 4 2 0 0 +1.19 16 2nd Lost final

Honours[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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