Lucy Pearson (cricketer)

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Lucy Pearson
Personal information
Full name Lucy Charlotte Pearson
Born (1972-02-19) 19 February 1972 (age 45)
Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England
Batting style Left-hand batsman
Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 124) 12 July 1996 v New Zealand
Last Test 21 August 2004 v New Zealand
ODI debut 15 July 1998 v Australia
Last ODI 1 April 2005 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
Years Team
2001–2004 Staffordshire Women
1994–1998 East Anglia Women
1992 Thames Valley Women
Career statistics
Competition WTest WODI WT20I
Matches 12 62 1
Runs scored 33 71
Batting average 4.12 3.08
100s/50s –/– –/– –/–
Top score 18* 22*
Balls bowled 2194 3026 24
Wickets 30 68 1
Bowling average 29.36 22.97 23.00
5 wickets in innings 1 0 0
10 wickets in match 1 0 0
Best bowling 7–51 3–14 1–23
Catches/stumpings 3/– 10/– 0/–
Source: CricketArchive, 30 August 2008

Lucy Charlotte Pearson (born 19 February 1972 in King's Lynn) is a former English cricketer who played 12 Women's Test matches and 62 Women's One Day Internationals. Pearson also played in the inaugural Women's Twenty20 International, taking one wicket against New Zealand.[1]

A Fast-Medium left-arm opening bowler, her best performance was against Australia Women, taking 7–51 in the first innings of the second Test in 2003, winning the Player-of-the-Match award for match figures of 58-21-107-11, becoming only the second English woman to take 11 wickets against Australia in over 70 years.[2][3] As a result, Lucy was named (2003) Women's Player of the Year for the second time, having taken the inaugural award in 2000.[3][4] She was also nominated 2005. After guiding England to the semi-finals of the 2005 Women's Cricket World Cup in South Africa, Pearson was forced to retire with a recurrence of the stress fracture to her ankle that forced her to miss most of the 2002 season.[5]

Pearson read English at Keble College, Oxford University,[6] where she also played hockey. She spent three and a half years as Head of Sixth Form at Solihull School, where she sang in the school choir and coached the cricket and hockey XIs.[4] In 2006, she took up a post as Deputy Head of Wellington College, also teaching English and she is a member of the cricket coaching team.[6][7] She is currently the Head of Cheadle Hulme School, which she joined in September 2010.


  1. ^ England Women v New Zealand Women, 2004-08-05, CricketArchive. Retrieved on 2008-08-30.
  2. ^ Australia Women v England Women, 2nd Test, 2003-02-25, CricketArchive. Retrieved on 2008-08-30.
  3. ^ a b Lucy Pearson retires from all cricket, 2005-04-20, Cricinfo. Retrieved on 2008-08-30.
  4. ^ a b Shenstonian: Valetes, September 2006, Solihull School. Retrieved on 2008-08-30.
  5. ^ Cricinfo Profile, Cricinfo. Retrieved on 2008-08-30.
  6. ^ a b Wellington College Teaching Staff, Wellington College. Retrieved on 2008-08-30.
  7. ^ Cricket at Wellington College, Wellington College. Retrieved on 2008-08-30.

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