Caroline Atkins

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Caroline Atkins
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Personal information
Full name Caroline Mary Ghislaine Atkins
Born (1981-01-13) 13 January 1981 (age 37)
Burgess Hill, England
Batting Right-handed batsman
Bowling Right-arm Medium
Role Batting
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 128) 24–26 June 2001 v Australia
Last Test 22–25 January 2011 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 91) 3 July 2001 v Australia
Last ODI 26 February 2010 v India
Career statistics
Competition WTests WODIs
Matches 9 58
Runs scored 357 1291
Batting average 21.00 30.02
100s/50s 0/3 1/6
Top score 90 145
Balls bowled 90 6
Wickets 1 0
Bowling average 44.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/9 –/–
Catches/stumpings 5/0 14/0
Source: Caroline Atkins, Cricinfo, 16 January 2012

Caroline Mary Ghislaine Atkins (born 13 January 1981 in Burgess Hill, England) is an English cricketer and member of the English women's cricket team.[1][2] She was a member of the side which retained the Ashes on tour in Australia in 2008.

Atkins is employed by the Cricket Foundation as a Chance to shine coaching ambassador.[3]

She attended Burgess Hill Girls, an all-girls private school in Burgess Hill, West Sussex.[4]


In Women's cricket, England's opening batters Caroline Atkins and Arran Brindle (aka Arran Thompson) have broken the then world record for an opening partnership for England by putting 150 on the board without loss at the end of the first day of the first Test against India in K. D. Singh Babu Stadium, Lucknow, India.[5][6][7]

On 8 August 2008, she broke the record for the highest stand for any wicket in women's One Day International cricket with a first wicket partnership of 268 with Sarah Taylor at Lord's for England against South Africa. She was first out for 145.However this world record was broken by Deepti Sharma and Punam Raut[8][9][10] She was a member of the England team which won both the World Cup and the Twenty/20 World Championship in 2009.


  1. ^ "Caroline Atkins - Players - Stats". ECB. 13 January 1981. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Caroline Atkins | Cricket Players and Officials". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "England Star Caroline Atkins joins Chance to Shine". Chance to Shine Foundation. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  4. ^ "Playing the game: why sport matters in schools". Sussex Life. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "England women break world batting record in Lucknow | Cricket News | England". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Records tumble as England women strike form at last | England Cricket News". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Records | Women's Test matches | Partnership records | Highest partnership for the first wicket | ESPN Cricinfo". Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Record falls as England women win". BBC Sport. BBC. 8 August 2008. Retrieved 9 August 2008. 
  9. ^ "2nd ODI: England Women v South Africa Women at Lord's, Aug 8, 2008 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 
  10. ^ "Records | Women's One-Day Internationals | Partnership records | Highest partnerships for any wicket | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 

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