Kent Women cricket team
|Founded:||First recorded match: 1937|
|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.
- 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
- 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 Greenway is also the coach of the side. During the 2016 season New Zealand international captain Suzie Bates played for the county as did former England captain Charlotte Edwards. 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. Edwards left Kent after the end of the 2016 season after 16 years at the county.
|No.||Name||Nat||Birth date||Batting Style||Bowling Style||Notes|
|19||Lottie Bryan||England||20 November 1995||Right-handed||–|
|20||Lydia Greenway||England||6 August 1985||Right-handed||Right arm off spin||Player-coach|
|24||Alice Davidson-Richards||England||29 May 1994||Right-handed||Right arm medium-fast|
|61||Grace Gibbs||England||1 May 1995||Right-handed||Right arm medium-fast|
|7||Laura Marsh||England||5 December 1986||Right-handed||Right arm off spin|
|2||Tammy Beaumont||England||11 March 1991||Right-handed||–|
|14||Lauren Griffiths||England||14 February 1987||Right-handed||–|
|17||Emily Thompson||England||12 December 1997||Right-handed||–|
|6||Megan Belt||England||6 October 1997||Right-handed||Right arm off spin|
|53||Natasha Farrant||England||29 May 1996||Left-handed||Left arm medium-fast|
|10||Phoebe Franklin||England||18 February 1998||Right-handed||Right arm medium pace|
|11||Jenni Jackson||England||18 April 1991||Right-handed||Right arm medium-fast|
|18||Hannah Jelfs||England||24 November 1989||Right-handed||Right arm medium-fast|
|8||Charlotte Pape||England||4 January 1995||Right-handed||Right arm medium-fast|
- Reid J (ed) (2016) 2016 Kent County Cricket Club Annual, Kent County Cricket Club, p.3.
- Thomas J (2016) Kent quartet named in World Cup squad, Kent Sports News, 2016-02-17. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
- Bruce A (2016) Kent Women begin title bid, Kent Sports news, 2016-04-26. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
- Lydia Greenway: Kent name ex-England batter as player-coach of women's side, BBC Sport, 2017-01-13. Retrieved 2017-01-24.
- Bruce A (2016) Kent make overseas signing, Kent Sports News, 2016-05-10. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
- Pyman T (2016) Kent Women snap up New Zealand captain Suzie Bates, kentnews, 2016-05-10. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
- Joe Root and Charlotte Edwards honoured in latest edition of Wisden, The Guardian, 2014-04-09. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
- Cricket: Suzie Bates named Wisden's Leading Women's Cricketer of the World, New Zealand Herald, 2016-04-13. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
- Charlotte Edwards: Former England captain to leave Kent after 16 years, BBC Sport, 2016-12-01. Retrieved 2017-01-24.