Natalie Sciver

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Natalie Sciver
2017–18 WBBL PS v SS 17-12-30 Sciver (02).jpg
Sciver batting for Perth Scorchers during WBBL|03.
Personal information
Full name Natalie Ruth Sciver
Born (1992-08-20) 20 August 1992 (age 25)
Tokyo, Japan
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right arm medium pace
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 153) 10 January 2014 v Australia
Last Test 9 November 2017 v Australia
ODI debut 1 July 2013 v Pakistan
Last ODI 15 June 2018 v South Africa
ODI shirt no. 39
T20I debut 5 July 2013 v Pakistan
Last T20I 23 June 2018 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
Years Team
Surrey women
2015–present Melbourne Stars
Career statistics
Competition WTest WODI WT20I
Matches 3 44 37
Runs scored 122 1254 470
Batting average 20.33 41.80 17.40
100s/50s 0/0 2/9 0/0
Top score 49 137 47
Balls bowled 149 1102 551
Wickets 1 32 35
Bowling average 71.00 25.37 16.71
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 1/30 3/3 4/15
Catches/stumpings 1/– 22/– 18/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 23 June 2018

Natalie Sciver (/ˈsɪvər/; born 20 August 1992) is an English cricketer.[1]


Sciver's mother, an employee of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, was based in Japan at the time of Sciver's birth.[2] Before moving to England, Sciver had also lived in Poland, where she played in women's league football, and the Netherlands, where she played basketball.[3]


She began playing cricket as a teenager, and played for Surrey club side Stoke d'Abernon. She also played cricket at school, playing in the Epsom College school 1st XI for two seasons. After a period in Surrey's Academy she played for the Surrey county team and progressed to the England Women's Academy. After some successful games in the Academy team, she was selected for the 2013 limited-overs series against Pakistan where she made her debut for the full England side. In a T20 game against New Zealand, she became the first England cricketer to take an international T20 hat-trick.[4]

Sciver made her Test debut against Australia at Perth in the 2013/14 Ashes series, scoring a total of 72 runs and taking one wicket. She also played in the recent Test against India.

She is the holder of one of the first tranche of 18 ECB central contracts for women players, which were announced in April 2014.[5]

In April 2015, she was named as one of the England women's Academy squad tour to Dubai, where England women will play their Australian counterparts in two 50-over games, and two Twenty20 matches.[6]

She along with Heather Knight set the highest 3rd wicket runstand in the history of Women's Cricket World Cup(213) during the 2017 ICC Women's Cricket World Cup.[7] In the same world cup, Sciver along with Tammy Beaumont set the highest record partnership for the 4th wicket(170) in Women's World Cup history[7] Sciver was a member of the winning women's team at the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup held in England.[8][9][10]

In 2018 she was named one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year for her part in the World Cup victory the previous summer.[11]

Non-cricket activity

As of 2014, Sciver was studying sports and exercise science at Loughborough University.[12]


  1. ^ "Natalie Sciver | England Cricket | Cricket Players and Officials | ESPN Cricinfo". Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
  2. ^ "Level-headed Sciver benefits from varied early experiences". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "'She is our Ben Stokes' – Heather Knight sings the praises of destructive all-rounder Natalie Sciver". The Telegraph. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Natalie Sciver takes hat-trick as England women reach T20 final". BBC. 23 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "England women earn 18 new central contracts". BBC. 20 April 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Lauren Winfield: Injured batter misses England Academy tour". BBC. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Cricket Records | Records | Women's World Cup | Highest partnerships by wicket | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-07-07. 
  8. ^ Live commentary: Final, ICC Women's World Cup at London, Jul 23, ESPNcricinfo, 23 July 2017.
  9. ^ World Cup Final, BBC Sport, 23 July 2017.
  10. ^ England v India: Women's World Cup final – live!, The Guardian, 23 July 2017.
  11. ^ Wisden names three female World Cup winners in its five cricketers of 2017 The Guardian, 11 Apr 2018
  12. ^ "Natalie Sciver: From globetrotting childhood to England all-rounder". BBC. 30 August 2014. 
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