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Jenny Gunn

Jenny Gunn
Personal information
Full name
Jennifer Louise Gunn
Born (1986-05-09) 9 May 1986 (age 38)
Nottingham, England
BowlingRight-arm medium
RelationsBryn Gunn (father)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 142)21 August 2004 v New Zealand
Last Test13 August 2014 v India
ODI debut (cap 103)15 February 2004 v South Africa
Last ODI13 June 2019 v West Indies
ODI shirt no.24
T20I debut (cap 6)5 August 2004 v New Zealand
Last T20I23 June 2018 v South Africa
Domestic team information
2006/07–2007/08South Australia
2008/09Western Australia
2016–2017Yorkshire Diamonds
2018–2019Loughborough Lightning
2020–2022Northern Diamonds
2022Northern Superchargers
Career statistics
Competition WTest WODI WT20I WLA
Matches 11 144 104 323
Runs scored 391 1,629 682 6,465
Batting average 23.00 19.62 13.91 31.23
100s/50s 0/1 0/5 0/1 6/33
Top score 62* 73 69 142*
Balls bowled 2,189 5,906 1,385 12,907
Wickets 29 136 75 320
Bowling average 22.24 28.10 19.82 23.70
5 wickets in innings 1 2 1 2
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 5/19 5/22 5/18 5/22
Catches/stumpings 6/– 49/– 58/– 108/–
Source: CricketArchive, 3 October 2022

Jennifer Louise Gunn MBE (born 9 May 1986) is an English former cricketer who plays as a right-arm medium bowler and right-handed batter. She appeared in 11 Test matches, 144 One Day Internationals and 104 Twenty20 Internationals for England between 2004 and her international retirement in October 2019. She played domestic cricket for Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire, Warwickshire, Yorkshire Diamonds, Loughborough Lightning, Northern Diamonds, Northern Superchargers, South Australia and Western Australia.

Early career

A slow seam bowler and lower-middle-order batsman, she is the daughter of former Nottingham Forest player Bryn Gunn. She plays for Nottinghamshire and Western Australia and made her Test debut at 17 against New Zealand at Scarborough in 2004. She also plays for Ransome & Marles CC, Newark, Nottinghamshire. A late injury forced her out of the Women's World Cup final in Sydney in 2009 but she was at the crease when England defeated New Zealand in the Twenty/20 World Championship final at Lords.[citation needed]

International career

She was vice-captain of the England side that beat Australia in the female version of the Ashes in 2013 and 2013-14. She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to cricket.[1][2]

She is the holder of one of the first tranche of 18 ECB central contracts for women players, which were announced in April 2014.[3] She signed for Warwickshire ahead of the 2016 season.[4]

Gunn was a member of the winning women's team at the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup held in England.[5][6][7]

In March 2018, during the 2018 Women's T20I Tri Nations Series in India, Gunn became the first cricketer, male or female, to play in 100 T20 International matches.[8][9][10]

In October 2018, she was named in England's squad for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies.[11][12]

In February 2019, she was awarded a full central contract by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for 2019.[13][14] In June 2019, the ECB named her in England's squad for their opening match against Australia to contest the Women's Ashes.[15][16]

In October 2019, Gunn announced her retirement from international cricket.[17]

Domestic cricket

In April 2022, she was signed by the Northern Superchargers for the 2022 season of The Hundred.[18] She announced her retirement from all cricket at the end of the 2022 season.[19]


  1. ^ "No. 60895". The London Gazette (Supplement). 14 June 2014. p. b19.
  2. ^ Daily Telegraph, page S28, 14 June 2014.
  3. ^ "England women earn 18 new central contracts". BBC. 20 April 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  4. ^ England all-rounder moves to Edgbaston from Nottinghamshire
  5. ^ Live commentary: Final, ICC Women's World Cup at London, Jul 23, ESPNcricinfo, 23 July 2017.
  6. ^ World Cup Final, BBC Sport, 23 July 2017.
  7. ^ England v India: Women's World Cup final – live!, The Guardian, 23 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Jenny Gunn becomes the first player either male or female cricketer to play in 100 T20Is". The Hindu. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Jenny Gunn completes a century of T20Is, the ever cricketer to do so". Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Reinvention the key as Jenny Gunn makes T20I history". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  11. ^ "England name Women's World T20 squad". England and Wales Cricket Board. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Three uncapped players in England's Women's World T20 squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Freya Davies awarded England Women contract ahead of India tour". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  14. ^ "Freya Davies 'thrilled' at new full central England contract". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  15. ^ "Fran Wilson called into England squad for Ashes ODI opener against Australia". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  16. ^ "England announce squad for opening Women's Ashes ODI". Times and Star. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  17. ^ "Triple world champion Jenny Gunn retires from international cricket". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  18. ^ "The Hundred 2022: latest squads as Draft picks revealed". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  19. ^ "Diamonds Award 10 Senior Contracts for 2023 and Beyond". Northern Diamonds. 2 November 2022. Retrieved 2 November 2022.

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