Lydia Greenway

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Lydia Greenway
Personal information
Full name Lydia Sophie Greenway
Born (1985-08-06) 6 August 1985 (age 31)
Farnborough, Kent, England
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Role Batter
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 138) 15 February 2003 v Australia
Last Test 11 August 2015 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 102) 13 August 2003 v South Africa
Last ODI 12 February 2016 v South Africa
ODI shirt no. 20
T20I debut (cap 4) 5 August 2004 v New Zealand
Last T20I 30 March 2016 v Australia
Domestic team information
Years Team
Kent Women
Career statistics
Competition WTests WODI WT20I
Matches 14 126 85
Runs scored 362 2554 1192
Batting average 15.73 30.04 24.32
100s/50s 0/2 1/12 0/2
Top score 70 125* 80*
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 15/– 52/– 54/–
Source: Cricinfo, 22 June 2016

Lydia Sophie Greenway (born 6 August 1985, Farnborough, Kent) is an English cricketer.[1] She is a left-handed batsman. She has appeared for England in seven Tests and 32 ODI's. In the first Test against South Africa in August 2003 she put on a world record 203 for the fourth wicket with Claire Taylor. She was a member of the team which retained the Ashes on tour in Australia in 2008 and won the World Cup and World Twenty/20 Championship in 2009. In addition to her middle order batting, she is one of the best outfielders in the women's game. She was named Player of the Match for her fluent half century in England's win over Australia in a one-day international at Perth on 9 January 2010,[2] and Player of the Series in England's 4 - 1 win in the subsequent Twenty/20 series.

She was named Women Cricketer of the year for 2010 on 1 June 2011 [3] and scored her maiden one day international century - an unbeaten 125 - against South Africa at Potchefstroom in October 2011.[4]

In 1995, at the age of 10, Greenway, together with her sister Emma and some friends, started a ladies team at Hayes Cricket Club.[5] It is now one of the strongest in southern England. She attended Hayes School.[6][7]

She is the holder of one of the first tranche of 18 ECB central contracts for women players, which were announced in April 2014.[8]

Greenway announced her retirement from international cricket in June 2016.[9]


  1. ^ "Lydia Greenway | Cricket Players and Officials". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  2. ^ "3rd ODI: Australia Women v England Women at Perth, Jan 9, 2011 | Cricket Scorecard". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  3. ^ "Jonathan Trott named ECB's cricketer of the year | England Cricket News". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  4. ^ "England Women v South Africa Women: Lydia Greenway, Arran Brindle tons set up win | England Women v South Africa Women, 1st ODI, Potchefstroom Report | Cricket News". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  5. ^ "The History of Hayes Ladies Cricket - The Hayes Hurricanes". History. Hayes Cricket Club. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  6. ^ Wright, Roger (2 January 2001). "Philips Golden Boy For Hayes". Preston and Leyland Citizen. Newsquest. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Greenway plots World Cup glory". News Shopper. Newsquest. 16 September 2008. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "England women earn 18 new central contracts". BBC. 20 April 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Greenway retires from international cricket". ECB. Retrieved 22 June 2016.