Anya Shrubsole

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Anya Shrubsole
MBE
Personal information
Born (1991-12-07) 7 December 1991 (age 26)
Bath, Somerset, England
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Relations L Shrubsole (sister)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 151) 11 August 2013 v Australia
Last Test 9 November 2017 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 112) 14 August 2008 v South Africa
Last ODI 15 June 2018 v South Africa
ODI shirt no. 41
T20I debut (cap 22) 23 August 2008 v South Africa
Last T20I 20 June 2018 v South Africa
Domestic team information
Years Team
2004– Somerset
2016– Perth Scorchers
Career statistics
Competition WTests WODI WT20I WLO
Matches 4 49 47 125
Runs scored 31 169 33 1,679
Batting average 4.42 14.08 6.60 22.68
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/5
Top score 14 29 10* 105
Balls bowled 966 2350 957 4,925
Wickets 16 62 68 137
Bowling average 22.50 26.82 12.79 20.99
5 wickets in innings 0 2 1 3
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a n/a
Best bowling 4/51 6/46 5/11 7/28
Catches/stumpings 1/– 13/– 14/– 40/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 20 June 2018

Anya Shrubsole MBE (born 7 December 1991) is an English international cricketer and world cup winner. She has been a member of the England women's cricket team since 2008. A right-arm medium pace bowler and lower-order right-handed batter, she plays her domestic cricket for Somerset women. In 2018, she became the first woman to appear on the cover of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.[1]

Career

Early years

Anya is the daughter of Ian Shrubsole, who made two Minor Counties appearances for Wiltshire in the early 1990s,[2] Anya Shrubsole was born in Bath, Somerset,[3] and attended Hayesfield Girls' School.[4] Although she played youth cricket for Somerset women, appearing in both the Under-15 and Under-17 Women's County Championships, she made her first-team début for the county at the age of 12.[5] Facing Berkshire in the Women's County Championship, Shrubsole claimed two wickets in her six overs after opening the bowling alongside Steph Davies, helping Somerset to a four-wicket victory.[6] She scored her first runs in women's List A cricket in the following match, remaining ten not out against Staffordshire.[7] Though she only played three of Somerset's five fixtures in the 2004 competition, Shrubsole finished with the county's second-best bowling average, her five wickets in the competition coming at an average of 11.20.[8]

In 2005 Shrubsole made her first appearance in the Super Fours – a competition in which the England selectors place the 48 leading players into four teams – playing one Twenty20 for the Braves. Shrubsole remained 16 not out at the close of the Braves innings, and claimed two wickets in the following innings as the V Team won by four wickets.[9] Her performances in the County Championship brought her fewer wickets than in the previous season, the young bowler claiming two in the competition.[10] In contrast, she improved significantly on her highest batting total, posting a score of 41 not out during a big victory over Surrey in July.[11] The following season saw Shrubsole begin the season playing as a specialist batter. She did not bowl until her sixth match[note 1] of the season. She continued to bowl infrequently through the season and, despite playing all six County Championship matches for Somerset, only bowled 131 balls, 133 fewer than fellow medium-pace bowler Hannah Lloyd.[12] Her batting during the season saw her finish as Somerset's second-highest run-scorer with 127 runs.[13] Her performances in the Super Fours were less impressive: in three 50-over and two 20-over contests, she scored seven runs and did not claim a wicket.[14][15][16][17] After the close of the English women's domestic season, Shrubsole appeared for the MCC's women's side against the touring Indians in a Twenty20.[18]

International recognition

Shrubsole's first match of the 2007 season brought her best career bowling return in women's List A cricket. With Somerset defending 206, she opened the bowling for her county, claiming seven wickets – including those of Surrey's top six batters.[19] After her strong start to the season, Shrubsole only managed one more wicket in the Championship, in Somerset's second match, against Berkshire.[20] Her eight wickets were still enough for her to finish second among Somerset wicket-takers in 2007.[21] The Rubies won all six matches in the Super Fours, during which Shrubsole claimed two wickets, though her bowling was expensive: her economy of 4.21 was the worst on the team.[22] Despite this, Shrubsole opened the bowling for an ECB Women's Invitation XI in a Twenty20 match against England.[23]

Shrubsole played two matches for the England Development Squad against the touring South Africans in early August, claiming a wicket in each match to help the English side win them both.[24][25] She then travelled with the Development Squad to compete in the 2007 Women's European Championship, playing all three of England's matches as they remained undefeated to win the tournament.[5][26]

International cricket

Shrubsole made her ODI debut against South Africa on 14 August 2008. Opening the bowling, she took the wicket of Marcia Letsoalo as England recorded a comfortable victory.[27] Nine days later, Shrubsole took three wickets on her Twenty20 International debut against South Africa, and was subsequently named woman of the match.[28]

She won the Most Promising Young Women's Cricketer Award at the end of the 2008 season,[29] and was called up to England's squad for the 2009 Women's Cricket World Cup.[30] She took a career-best 5 for 11 in the first T20 international against New Zealand in February 2012.[31]

She is the holder of one of the first tranche of 18 ECB central contracts for women players, which were announced in April 2014.[32]

Shrubsole was a member of the winning women's team at the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup held in England, and was voted player of the game in the final at Lord's with a match-winning 6/46.[33][34][35] These are also the best ever bowling figures by any woman cricketer in a Women's Cricket World Cup final.[36] Her contribution to England's success was recognised by the award of an MBE in the Queen's 2018 New Year Honours list.[37] In April 2018 she was named one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year for her part in the 2017 World Cup victory.[38]

Notes

  1. ^ Only counting matches in the County Championship and Super Fours, not club matches.

References

  1. ^ "Shrubsole first woman to feature on cover of Wisden". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played by Ian Shrubsole (2)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-06-29. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Player Profile: Anya Shrubsole". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-06-29. (Subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ "Shrubsole savours 'amazing' World Cup experience". Bath Chronicle. 25 March 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  5. ^ a b "Women's ListA Matches played by Anya Shrubsole (53)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-06-29. (Subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ "Berkshire Women v Somerset Women". CricketArchive. 26 July 2005. Retrieved 2010-06-29. (Subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ "Somerset Women v Staffordshire Women". CricketArchive. 27 July 2004. Retrieved 2010-06-29. (Subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ "Bowling for Somerset Women: Frizzell Women's County Championship 2004". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-06-29. (Subscription required (help)). 
  9. ^ "Braves v V Team". CricketArchive. 26 June 2005. Retrieved 2010-06-29. (Subscription required (help)). 
  10. ^ "Bowling for Somerset Women: Frizzell Women's County Championship 2005". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-06-29. (Subscription required (help)). 
  11. ^ "Somerset Women v Surrey Women". CricketArchive. 25 July 2005. Retrieved 2010-06-29. (Subscription required (help)). 
  12. ^ "Bowling for Somerset Women: Liverpool Victoria Women's County Championship 2006". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-06-29. (Subscription required (help)). 
  13. ^ "Batting and Fielding for Somerset Women: Liverpool Victoria Women's County Championship 2006". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-06-29. (Subscription required (help)). 
  14. ^ "Batting and Fielding for Rubies: Super Fours Twenty20 2006". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-06-29. (Subscription required (help)). 
  15. ^ "Bowling for Rubies: Super Fours Twenty20 2006". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-06-29. (Subscription required (help)). 
  16. ^ "Batting and Fielding for Rubies: Super Fours 2006". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-06-29. (Subscription required (help)). 
  17. ^ "Bowling for Rubies: Super Fours 2006". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-06-29. (Subscription required (help)). 
  18. ^ "Marylebone Cricket Club Women v India Women". CricketArchive. 3 August 2006. Retrieved 2010-06-29. (Subscription required (help)). 
  19. ^ "Somerset Women v Surrey Women". CricketArchive. 19 May 2007. Retrieved 2010-06-29. (Subscription required (help)). 
  20. ^ "Somerset Women v Berkshire Women". CricketArchive. 10 June 2007. Retrieved 2010-06-29. (Subscription required (help)). 
  21. ^ "Bowling for Somerset Women: LV Women's County Championship 2007". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-06-29. (Subscription required (help)). 
  22. ^ "Bowling for Rubies: Super Fours 2007". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-06-29. (Subscription required (help)). 
  23. ^ "England Women v ECB Women's Invitation XI". CricketArchive. 26 June 2007. Retrieved 2010-06-29. (Subscription required (help)). 
  24. ^ "England Development Squad Women v South Africa Women". CricketArchive. 7 August 2007. Retrieved 2010-06-29. (Subscription required (help)). 
  25. ^ "England Development Squad Women v South Africa Women". CricketArchive. 8 August 2007. Retrieved 2010-06-29. (Subscription required (help)). 
  26. ^ "Women's European Championship 2007 Table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-06-29. (Subscription required (help)). 
  27. ^ "4th ODI: England Women v South Africa Women at Shenley, Aug 14, 2008". Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 March 2009. 
  28. ^ "Shrubsole sparkles on debut". Cricinfo. 23 August 2009. Retrieved 9 March 2009. 
  29. ^ "Shrubsole wins Young Cricketer award". Cricinfo. 31 October 2008. Retrieved 9 March 2009. 
  30. ^ "Lauren Griffiths earns World Cup call". Cricinfo. 1 October 2008. Retrieved 9 March 2009. 
  31. ^ "1st T20I: New Zealand Women v England Women at Wellington, Feb 17, 2012 | Cricket Scorecard". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  32. ^ "England women earn 18 new central contracts". BBC. 20 April 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  33. ^ Live commentary: Final, ICC Women's World Cup at London, Jul 23, ESPNcricinfo, 23 July 2017.
  34. ^ World Cup Final, BBC Sport, 23 July 2017.
  35. ^ England v India: Women's World Cup final – live!, The Guardian, 23 July 2017.
  36. ^ "Final, ICC Women's World Cup at London, Jul 23 | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2017-07-24. 
  37. ^ "Women's cricket rewarded in wake of World Cup win". Daily Telegraph. 30 December 2017. p. 6. 
  38. ^ Wisden names three female World Cup winners in its five cricketers of 2017 The Guardian, 11 Apr 2018

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