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Katherine Sciver-Brunt

Katherine Sciver-Brunt
Brunt playing for England during the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup
Personal information
Full name
Katherine Helen Sciver-Brunt
Born (1985-07-02) 2 July 1985 (age 38)
Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England
NicknameBrunty, Nunny
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
RoleBowling all-rounder
RelationsNat Sciver-Brunt (wife)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 141)21 August 2004 v New Zealand
Last Test27 January 2022 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 104)13 March 2005 v South Africa
Last ODI11 July 2022 v South Africa
ODI shirt no.26
T20I debut (cap 13)2 September 2005 v Australia
Last T20I24 February 2023 v South Africa
Domestic team information
2015/16–2017/18Perth Scorchers (squad no. 26)
2016–2019Yorkshire Diamonds
2020–2022Northern Diamonds
2020/21Melbourne Stars (squad no. 26)
2021–2023Trent Rockets
Career statistics
Competition WTest WODI WT20I WLA
Matches 14 141 112 243
Runs scored 184 1,090 590 2,780
Batting average 13.14 18.16 15.94 23.36
100s/50s 0/1 0/2 0/0 0/11
Top score 52 72* 42* 93
Balls bowled 2,611 6,841 2,353 11,275
Wickets 51 170 114 289
Bowling average 21.52 23.96 19.19 21.73
5 wickets in innings 3 5 0 8
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 6/69 5/18 4/15 6/29
Catches/stumpings 5/– 39/– 35/– 69/–
Source: CricketArchive, 26 August 2023

Katherine Helen Sciver-Brunt (née Brunt; born 2 July 1985) is an English former cricketer who played as a right-arm fast bowler and right-handed lower-order batter.[1] She played for England between 2004 and 2023, appearing in 14 Test matches, 141 One Day Internationals and 112 Twenty20 Internationals. She won two World Cups and one T20 World Cup, and was named England women's Cricketer of the Year four times.[2] She played domestic cricket for Yorkshire, Yorkshire Diamonds, Northern Diamonds, Trent Rockets, Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Stars.[3]

In June 2022, she announced her retirement from playing Test cricket.[4][5] In May 2023, she announced her retirement from all international cricket, before retiring from all cricket in August 2023.[6]


Brunt bowling for Perth Scorchers, 2015
Brunt batting for Perth Scorchers, 2017

An aggressive right arm fast bowler with a classical action, she played for Yorkshire age group sides before taking a break from cricket at the age of 17 due to fitness concerns. She went to Penistone Grammar School, Barnsley, South Yorkshire. She returned for the Test against New Zealand in 2004 and was a member of the 2005 England World Cup side in South Africa. She took 14 wickets and scored her maiden half century as England won the Ashes in 2005 and opened the bowling in England's successful 2009 World Cup Campaign.

She was Player of the Match in the 2009 Twenty20 World championship final at Lords, taking 3 wickets for 6 runs in her 4 over opening spell[7] and took a career best 6 for 69 in the one off Ashes Test which followed. Her best figures in one day internationals came in the final of the 2011 NatWest Women's Quadrangular Series where her 5 for 18 bowled England to victory over Australia.[8]

She is the holder of one of the first tranche of 18 ECB central contracts for women players, which were announced in April 2014.[9]

Brunt was a member of the winning women's team at the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup held in England.[10][11][12]

In October 2018, she was named in England's squad for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies.[13][14] However, she was ruled out of the tournament due to a back injury and was replaced by Fran Wilson.[15]

In February 2019, she was awarded a full central contract by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for 2019.[16][17] In June 2019, the ECB named her in England's squad for their opening match against Australia to contest the Women's Ashes.[18][19]

In December 2019, in the opening match of England's series against Pakistan in Malaysia, Brunt took her 150th wicket in WODI matches.[20] In January 2020, she was named in England's squad for the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia.[21]

On 18 June 2020, Brunt was named in a squad of 24 players to begin training ahead of international women's fixtures starting in England following the COVID-19 pandemic.[22][23] In June 2021, Brunt was named as in England's Test squad for their one-off match against India.[24][25] In December 2021, Brunt was named in England's squad for their tour to Australia to contest the Women's Ashes.[26] In February 2022, she was named in England's team for the 2022 Women's Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.[27]

In April 2022, she was bought by the Trent Rockets for the 2022 season of The Hundred.[28] In July 2022, she was named in England's team for the cricket tournament at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.[29] Later the same month, during England's home series against South Africa, Brunt took her 100th wicket in WT20I cricket.[30] On 30 July 2022, in England's first fixture of the Commonwealth Games, against Sri Lanka, Brunt played in her 100th WT20I match.[31] In January 2023, Brunt announced her retirement from county and regional cricket.[32] In May 2023, Sciver-Brunt announced her retirement from all international cricket.[33]

Personal life

Brunt's nicknames are "Brunty" and "Nunny". In 2015, she explained to sports journalist Clare Balding that she is known as Nunny because she had set off a fire alarm during a residential cricket course at the Benedictine-run Ampleforth College.[34]

In October 2019, Brunt announced her engagement to fellow England cricketer Nat Sciver.[35] They were scheduled to get married in September 2020, but their wedding was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[36] The couple eventually married in May 2022.[37] Both changed their last name to Sciver-Brunt when they married, and in January 2023 it was announced that the pair would both go by the name in all cricket-related instances.[38]




  • ECB Cricketer of the Year – 2006, 2010, 2012–13[42]


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  2. ^ "Player Profile: Katherine Brunt". OneCricket. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Player Profile: Katherine Brunt". CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 August 2023.
  4. ^ "Katherine Brunt retires from Test cricket". Women's CricZone. Retrieved 18 June 2022.
  5. ^ "Katherine Brunt announces Test retirement". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 June 2022.
  6. ^ "Katherine Sciver-Brunt signs off as hip injury prevents farewell appearance". ESPN Cricinfo. 21 August 2023. Retrieved 26 August 2023.
  7. ^ "Final: England Women v New Zealand Women at Lord's, Jun 21, 2009 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Archived from the original on 21 April 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  8. ^ "NatWest Women's Quadrangular Series Final: Katherine Brunt dismantles Australia | NatWest Women's Quadrangular Series Final Report | Cricket News". ESPN Cricinfo. Archived from the original on 12 April 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  9. ^ "England women earn 18 new central contracts". BBC. 20 April 2015. Archived from the original on 7 May 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  10. ^ Live commentary: Final, ICC Women's World Cup at London, Jul 23 Archived 26 July 2017 at the Wayback Machine, ESPNcricinfo, 23 July 2017.
  11. ^ World Cup Final Archived 1 May 2018 at the Wayback Machine, BBC Sport, 23 July 2017.
  12. ^ England v India: Women's World Cup final – live! Archived 23 July 2017 at the Wayback Machine, The Guardian, 23 July 2017.
  13. ^ "England name Women's World T20 squad". England and Wales Cricket Board. Archived from the original on 4 October 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Three uncapped players in England's Women's World T20 squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Archived from the original on 4 October 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Women's World T20: Katherine Brunt ruled out with a back injury". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on 9 November 2018. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Freya Davies awarded England Women contract ahead of India tour". ESPN Cricinfo. Archived from the original on 7 February 2019. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  17. ^ "Freya Davies 'thrilled' at new full central England contract". International Cricket Council. Archived from the original on 7 February 2019. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  18. ^ "Fran Wilson called into England squad for Ashes ODI opener against Australia". ESPN Cricinfo. Archived from the original on 29 June 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  19. ^ "England announce squad for opening Women's Ashes ODI". Times and Star. 29 June 2019. Archived from the original on 29 June 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  20. ^ "Danni Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont tons set England up for victory". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  21. ^ "England Women announce T20 World Cup squad and summer fixtures". England and Wales Cricket Board. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  22. ^ "England Women confirm back to training plans". England and Wales Cricket Board. Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  23. ^ "England Women return to training with September tri-series on the cards". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  24. ^ "Emily Arlott earns call-up to England Women Test squad". England and Wales Cricket Board. Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  25. ^ "Emily Arlott earns maiden call-up as England announce squad for India Test". Women's CricZone. Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  26. ^ "Heather Knight vows to 'fight fire with fire' during Women's Ashes". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 December 2021.
  27. ^ "Charlie Dean, Emma Lamb in England's ODI World Cup squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 February 2022.
  28. ^ "The Hundred 2022: latest squads as Draft picks revealed". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  29. ^ "Alice Capsey named in England's Commonwealth Games squad, Tammy Beaumont omitted". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 July 2022.
  30. ^ "Brunt, Dunkley star in first T20I as England clinch multi-format series". Women's CricZone. Archived from the original on 21 July 2022. Retrieved 22 July 2022.
  31. ^ "Sophie Ecclestone and Alice Capsey help England overcome Sri Lanka to bag first win". Women's CricZone. Archived from the original on 31 July 2022. Retrieved 31 July 2022.
  32. ^ "Katherine Brunt: England bowler retires from county cricket". BBC Sport. 26 January 2023. Retrieved 26 January 2023.
  33. ^ "Katherine Sciver-Brunt announces retirement". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 5 May 2023.
  34. ^ Balding, Clare (19 February 2015). "Balding bowled over by England's women cricketers". BT Sport. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  35. ^ "Cricketers Brunt and Sciver announce engagement". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  36. ^ "Natalie Sciver and Katherine Brunt on wedding plans & returning to cricket". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  37. ^ Penbugs (29 May 2022). "Katherine Brunt-Nat Sciver tie the knot". Penbugs. Retrieved 29 May 2022.
  38. ^ "England duo Nat and Katherine to use married name Sciver-Brunt on cricket field". Sky Sports. 30 January 2023. Retrieved 6 February 2023.
  39. ^ Lewis, Aimee (22 March 2009). "World Cup joy for England women". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
  40. ^ England v India: Women's World Cup final – live!, The Guardian, 23 July 2017.
  41. ^ Atherton, Mike (21 June 2009). "Katherine Brunt leads England to World Twenty20 title". The Times. Times Newspapers. Retrieved 21 June 2009.
  42. ^ "ECB announces Cricketers of the Year". ECB. 13 May 2013. Archived from the original on 8 January 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2016.

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