Nicky Shaw

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Nicky Shaw
Personal information
Full name Nicola Jayne Shaw
Born (1981-12-30) 30 December 1981 (age 35)
Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 132) 24 June 2001 v Australia
Last Test 10 July 2009 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 86) 19 July 1999 v Netherlands
Last ODI 1 March 2010 v India
Career statistics
Competition WTest WODI WT20I
Matches 5 70 22
Runs scored 48 353 83
Batting average 6.85 9.54 11.85
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 27 35 12*
Balls bowled 795 2,394 456
Wickets 11 46 19
Bowling average 32.45 29.41 22.78
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 3/67 4/34 3/17
Catches/stumpings 1/– 15/– 5/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 7 April 2012

Nicola Jayne Shaw (commonly either Nicky Shaw or Nicki Shaw, born 30 December 1981) is an English cricketer and former member of the England women's cricket team. She played for England from 1999 until 2010, making 97 international appearances. She was named as player of the match when England beat New Zealand in the 2009 Women's Cricket World Cup Final, taking a career-best four wickets for 34 runs. She retired from international cricket in 2010, ahead of a move to Australia, where she currently plays in the National Cricket League for the Western Fury.

Biography

Shaw was born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire on 30 December 1981.[1] She gained a degree in Criminology and Social Policy at Loughborough University.[2] A right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler, she made her debut in the Women's County Championship in 1998, appearing for the East Midlands She was part of the East Midlands team that won the County Championship in 1999.[3] Her international debut came the following summer, in the 1999 Women's European Championship.[4] Facing the Netherlands, Shaw claimed one wicket and was not required to bat in a large win for England.[5] Domestically, she played for Nottinghamshire from 2000 until 2007, and moved to Surrey in 2008, where she assumed the county captaincy.[3] She scored her highest total in county crickey for Surrey, striking 118 runs off 133 balls against Berkshire in 2009.[6] Her best bowling performance occurred during her time with Nottinghamshire, facing Surrey. From ten overs, Shaw claimed four wickets and conceded just 17 runs:[7] one of only three four-wicket hauls in her career.[8]

She played regularly for England from 2000 until 2010.[4] She was named as England vice-captain in 2007.[9] A year later, she was one of eight players to be awarded the first women's contracts from the England and Wales Cricket Board.[10] She only appeared in half of the matches during the 2009 Women's Cricket World Cup, and had been omitted from the final until an injury to Jenny Gunn during the warm-up. Named to the team just minutes before the contest, she went on to collect a career-best four wickets for 34 runs, and scored 17 not out, earning herself the player of the match accolade.[11] She was also part of the England team which won the 2009 ICC Women's World Twenty20, taking two wickets for 17 runs in the final.[12] In addition to captaining Surrey, Shaw was selected to captain the "Diamonds" team during the 2007 Super Fours competition, and the "Emeralds" in the subsequent 2008 tournament, designed to bring together the "top 48 players in England" in four teams.[13] She also captained England on five occasions, deputising for Charlotte Edwards.[14]

She retired from international cricket in July 2010 to give her time to prepare for a move to Australia.[15] She took 46 wickets in Women's One Day International cricket at an average of 29.41, and 19 wickets in Women's Twenty20 Internationals at 22.78.[1] She never passed 50 runs in an international match: her highest total in any international was 35,[1] scored against New Zealand in 2000.[16] In addition to winning the 2009 Women's Cricket World Cup and the 2009 ICC Women's World Twenty20, she was part of the England team that won the women's Ashes series in 2007–08. She currently plays for the Western Fury in the National Cricket League, for whom she made her debut in October 2011.[17]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Player Profile: Nicky Shaw". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Loughborough MCC University Cricket Academy" (PDF). The Professional Cricketers' Association. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Women's ListA Matches played by Nicki Shaw (175)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Women's One-Day International Matches played by Nicki Shaw (70)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "England Women v Netherlands Women: Women's European Championship 1999". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Berkshire Women v Surrey Women: LV Women's County Championship 2009 (Division One)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Nottinghamshire Women v Surrey Women: Frizzell Women's County Championship 2002 (Division One)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "Player Profile: Nicki Shaw". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  9. ^ Cricinfo staff (10 July 2007). "Shaw named England vice captain". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  10. ^ Roesler, Jenny (14 April 2008). "ECB announce historic contracts". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  11. ^ Roesler, Jenny (22 March 2009). "Shaw proves a point". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  12. ^ "England Women v New Zealand Women: ICC Women's World Twenty20 2009 (Final)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  13. ^ Thompson, Jenny (24 May 2006). "Rebranding fails to dazzle". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  14. ^ "Player Oracle Reveals Results: NJ Shaw as captain". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  15. ^ Cricinfo staff (10 July 2010). "World Cup star Nicky Shaw retires". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  16. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / NJ Shaw / Women's One-Day Internationals". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  17. ^ "National Cricket League Matches played by Nicki Shaw (5)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
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