Yorkshire Women cricket team

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Yorkshire Women
Personnel
CaptainHollie Armitage
CoachMark Harrison
Team information
FoundedUnknown
First recorded match: 1935
Home groundSt George's Road, Harrogate
History
WCC wins6
T20 Cup wins0
Official websiteYorkshire Women

The Yorkshire Women's cricket team is the women's representative cricket team for the English historic county of Yorkshire. They play their home games at St George's Road, Harrogate, and are captained by Hollie Armitage.[1] In 2019, they played in Division One of the final season of the Women's County Championship, and have since competed in the Women's Twenty20 Cup.[2] Yorkshire have contributed some players to making up a North Representative XI, and they are partnered with the regional side Northern Diamonds.[3][4]

History[edit]

1935–1996: Early History[edit]

Yorkshire Women played their first recorded match in 1935, against Yorkshire Cricket Federation Women. They went on to play various one-off matches, often against neighbouring teams such as Lancashire, as well as against touring sides such as Australia and New Zealand.[5] Yorkshire joined the Women's Area Championship in 1980, and played in the competition until it ended in 1996. Yorkshire won the Area Championship six times, including all of the final five tournaments.[6]

1997– : Women's County Championship[edit]

Yorkshire joined the Women's County Championship for its inaugural season in 1997, and won five of the first six titles, their run only interrupted by East Midlands in 1999.[7] Key for Yorkshire in this period were players such as Kathryn Leng and Melissa Reynard.[8] Soon after this successful period, however, Yorkshire fell away and were relegated in 2005, and then again in 2007, ending up in Division 3.[9] Their return was swift, however, as they were promoted twice, in 2008 and 2009, including an unbeaten season in Division Two.[10]

Ever since, Yorkshire have played in Division One of the Championship, winning the title once more, in 2015. Yorkshire topped Division One with 6 wins from 8 games, and bowler Katie Levick was the second-highest wicket-taker in the division, with 20 at an average of just 9.65.[11][12] Yorkshire also recorded three 2nd place finishes in a row, between 2017 and 2019.[13]

Yorkshire have also competed in the Women's Twenty20 Cup since 2009. In 2010, they reached the Final but lost to Berkshire by 46 runs.[14] In the following two seasons, Yorkshire reached the semi-finals, but lost to Berkshire again in 2011 and to Sussex in 2012.[15][16] Yorkshire came close to winning the title again in 2015, finishing the season joint on point with winners Sussex, but with a marginally worse Net Run Rate.[17] Yorkshire struggled over following seasons, and were relegated in 2018 before finishing 4th in Division Two in 2019.[18] In 2021, they competed in the North Group of the Twenty20 Cup, finishing 4th with two wins and six matches abandoned due to rain.[19] They reached the Group 1 final in the 2022 Women's Twenty20 Cup, but lost to Lancashire.[20] In the 2023 Women's Twenty20 Cup, after all of their initial group stage matches were rained-off, they won one of two matches on a group finals day.[21]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Based on appearances in the 2023 season. ‡ denotes players with international caps.[22]

Name Nationality Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batters
Hannah Buck  England (1992-02-11) 11 February 1992 (age 32) Right-handed Unknown
Leah Dobson  England (2001-10-06) 6 October 2001 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Millie Gray  England Unknown Unknown Unknown
Erin Thomas  England Unknown Unknown Unknown
Phoebe Turner  England (2003-08-08) 8 August 2003 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium
All-rounders
Hollie Armitage  England (1997-06-14) 14 June 1997 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Club captain
Annie Brown  England Unknown Unknown Unknown
Abigail Glen  England (2001-04-02) 2 April 2001 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Elicia Pollard  England Unknown Unknown Unknown
Rhia Sedha  England Unknown Unknown Unknown
Jessica Woolston  England (2003-02-25) 25 February 2003 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Wicket-keepers
Elise Good  England (1996-09-23) 23 September 1996 (age 27) Right-handed
Bess Heath ‡  England (2001-08-20) 20 August 2001 (age 22) Right-handed
Lauren Winfield-Hill ‡  England (1990-08-16) 16 August 1990 (age 33) Right-handed
Bowlers
Leah Burkinshaw  England Unknown Unknown Unknown
Robyn Dennington  England Unknown Unknown Unknown
Ellie Easton  England Unknown Unknown Unknown
Grace Hall  England (2002-12-24) 24 December 2002 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Beth Langston ‡  England (1992-09-06) 6 September 1992 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Katie Levick  England (1991-07-17) 17 July 1991 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Lucy Lindley  England Unknown Unknown Unknown
Emma Marlow  England (2004-04-12) 12 April 2004 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Rachel Slater ‡  Scotland (2001-11-20) 20 November 2001 (age 22) Right-handed Left-arm medium
Ella Telford  England (1999-04-05) 5 April 1999 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium

Notable players[edit]

Players who have played for Yorkshire and played internationally are listed below, in order of first international appearance (given in brackets):[23]

Seasons[edit]

Women's County Championship[edit]

Season Division League standings[24] Notes
P W L T A/C BP Pts Pos
1997 Division 1 5 5 0 0 0 41 101 1st Champions
1998 Division 1 5 5 0 0 0 40 100 1st Champions
1999 Division 1 5 3 2 0 0 40.5 76.5 2nd
2000 Division 1 5 5 0 0 0 42 102 1st Champions
2001 Division 1 5 5 0 0 0 40.5 100.5 1st Champions
2002 Division 1 5 3 0 0 2 23.5 81.5 1st Champions
2003 Division 1 5 2 3 0 0 34.5 58.5 4th
2004 Division 1 5 3 2 0 0 36.5 72.5 3rd
2005 Division 1 6 1 3 0 2 24.5 58.5 4th Relegated
2006 Division 2 6 3 2 0 1 10 74 2nd
2007 Division 2 6 0 5 0 1 14 24 4th Relegated
2008 Division 3 6 5 0 0 1 4 110 1st Promoted
2009 Division 2 10 10 0 0 0 0 200 1st Promoted
2010 Division 1 10 5 5 0 0 53 103 4th
2011 Division 1 10 4 4 0 2 34 74 4th
2012 Division 1 8 0 2 0 6 11 11 8th
2013 Division 1 8 6 2 0 0 51 111 2nd
2014 Division 1 8 2 4 0 2 35 55 7th
2015 Division 1 8 6 1 0 1 47 107 1st Champions
2016 Division 1 8 4 2 0 2 34 74 4th
2017 Division 1 7 5 2 0 0 48 98 2nd
2018 Division 1 7 6 1 0 0 46 106 2nd
2019 Division 1 7 5 2 0 0 43 93 2nd

Women's Twenty20 Cup[edit]

Season Division League standings[25] Notes
P W L T A/C NRR Pts Pos
2009 Division 2 3 1 1 0 1 −0.05 3 3rd
2010 Division M&N 1 3 3 0 0 0 +1.64 6 1st Runners-up
2011 Division M&N 1 3 3 0 0 0 +2.30 6 1st Lost semi-final
2012 Division M&N 1 3 3 0 0 0 +0.80 6 1st Lost semi-final
2013 Division M&N 1 3 2 1 0 0 +0.09 4 2nd
2014 Division 1C 4 2 2 0 0 +0.94 8 4th
2015 Division 1 8 6 2 0 0 +0.51 24 2nd
2016 Division 1 7 2 3 0 2 +0.79 10 6th
2017 Division 1 8 3 5 0 0 −0.21 12 7th
2018 Division 1 8 2 6 0 0 −0.66 8 8th Relegated
2019 Division 2 8 4 2 0 2 +1.34 18 4th
2021 North 8 2 0 0 6 +3.89 14 4th
2022 Group 1 6 4 2 0 0 –0.20 16 2nd Lost final
2023 Group 1 6 0 0 0 6 +0.00 6 6th

Honours[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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