Kent Women cricket team

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Kent Women
Founded: First recorded match: 1937
Manager: Lin Martin
WCC wins: 7 (2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016)
Official website: Kent CCC women

The Kent Women’s cricket team is the women's representative cricket team for the English county of Kent. They play in Division One of the Women's County Championship, which they have won a record seven times, most recently in 2016. The team is a part of Kent County Cricket Club, one of the 18 first-class cricket playing counties.

As of 2016 the team is based for most home matches at the County Cricket Ground, Beckenham, with a single match played at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury during the 2016 season. In the past the team has also played matches at the Polo Farm in Canterbury, a ground also used by Kent men's Second XI and Academy sides. As well as winning the 2016 County Championship the team also won the 2016 Women's County Twenty20 Championship.

Canterbury Christ Church University are the team's official sponsors.

Honours[edit]

Kent Women have won the Women's County Championship a record seven times and been runner-up five times. The team has won the Women's Twenty20 Championship three times.[1]

  • Women's County Championship (7) – 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016
    Runners-up: 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2015
  • Women's County Twenty20 Championship (3) – 2011, 2013, 2016

Current squad[edit]

As of 24 January 2017

The Kent Women's squad features current or former England internationals Tammy Beaumont, Natasha Farrant, Lydia Greenway, Lauren Griffiths and Laura Marsh[2][3] Greenway is also the coach of the side.[4] During the 2016 season New Zealand international captain Suzie Bates played for the county as did former England captain Charlotte Edwards.[5][6] Edwards was named one of Wisden's five Cricketers of the Year in 2014 and Bates was named as Wisden's Leading Women's Cricketer of the World in 2016.[7][8] Edwards left Kent after the end of the 2016 season after 16 years at the county.[9]

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
19 Lottie Bryan England England (1995-11-20) 20 November 1995 (age 21) Right-handed
20 Lydia Greenway England England (1985-08-06) 6 August 1985 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm off spin Player-coach
All-rounders
24 Alice Davidson-Richards England England (1994-05-29) 29 May 1994 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
61 Grace Gibbs England England (1995-05-01) 1 May 1995 (age 21) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
7 Laura Marsh England England (1986-12-05) 5 December 1986 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm off spin
Wicket-keepers
2 Tammy Beaumont England England (1991-03-11) 11 March 1991 (age 26) Right-handed
14 Lauren Griffiths England England (1987-02-14) 14 February 1987 (age 30) Right-handed
17 Emily Thompson England England (1997-12-12) 12 December 1997 (age 19) Right-handed
Bowlers
6 Megan Belt England England (1997-10-06) 6 October 1997 (age 19) Right-handed Right arm off spin
53 Natasha Farrant England England (1996-05-29) 29 May 1996 (age 20) Left-handed Left arm medium-fast
10 Phoebe Franklin England England (1998-02-18) 18 February 1998 (age 19) Right-handed Right arm medium pace
11 Jenni Jackson England England (1991-04-18) 18 April 1991 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
18 Hannah Jelfs England England (1989-11-24) 24 November 1989 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
8 Charlotte Pape England England (1995-01-04) 4 January 1995 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reid J (ed) (2016) 2016 Kent County Cricket Club Annual, Kent County Cricket Club, p.3.
  2. ^ Thomas J (2016) Kent quartet named in World Cup squad, Kent Sports News, 2016-02-17. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
  3. ^ Bruce A (2016) Kent Women begin title bid, Kent Sports news, 2016-04-26. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
  4. ^ Lydia Greenway: Kent name ex-England batter as player-coach of women's side, BBC Sport, 2017-01-13. Retrieved 2017-01-24.
  5. ^ Bruce A (2016) Kent make overseas signing, Kent Sports News, 2016-05-10. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
  6. ^ Pyman T (2016) Kent Women snap up New Zealand captain Suzie Bates, kentnews, 2016-05-10. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
  7. ^ Joe Root and Charlotte Edwards honoured in latest edition of Wisden, The Guardian, 2014-04-09. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
  8. ^ Cricket: Suzie Bates named Wisden's Leading Women's Cricketer of the World, New Zealand Herald, 2016-04-13. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
  9. ^ Charlotte Edwards: Former England captain to leave Kent after 16 years, BBC Sport, 2016-12-01. Retrieved 2017-01-24.