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Sophie Munro

Sophie Munro
Personal information
Full name
Sophie Elizabeth Naseem Munro
Born (2001-08-31) 31 August 2001 (age 22)
Lincoln, England
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium
RoleBowler
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2017–presentNottinghamshire
2018Yorkshire Diamonds
2020–presentThe Blaze
2021London Spirit
2022Trent Rockets
2023–presentLondon Spirit
Career statistics
Competition WLA WT20
Matches 46 65
Runs scored 352 275
Batting average 16.76 9.16
100s/50s 0/1 0/1
Top score 50 59*
Balls bowled 1,608 941
Wickets 50 46
Bowling average 23.66 21.80
5 wickets in innings 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 5/24 3/10
Catches/stumpings 7/– 15/–
Source: CricketArchive, 17 October 2023

Sophie Elizabeth Naseem Munro (born 31 August 2001) is an English cricketer who currently plays for Nottinghamshire, The Blaze and London Spirit. She plays as a right-arm medium bowler. She previously played for Yorkshire Diamonds in the 2018 Women's Cricket Super League and Trent Rockets in The Hundred.[1][2]

Domestic career

Munro made her county debut in 2017, for Nottinghamshire against Middlesex, in which she took 5/24 from 7.1 overs.[3] She then took 4/28 in her second match the following day against Berkshire, making it 9 wickets across her first weekend playing county cricket.[4][5] In 2019, Munro was Nottinghamshire's leading wicket-taker (and joint fifth overall) in the 2019 Women's County Championship, with 14 wickets at an average of 17.85.[6][7] She took six wickets for Nottinghamshire in the 2021 Women's Twenty20 Cup, helping the side win the East Midlands Group of the competition.[8] She took five wickets for the side in the 2022 Women's Twenty20 Cup, as well as hitting her maiden Twenty20 half-century, 59* against Derbyshire.[9][10]

Munro was also part of the Yorkshire Diamonds squad in the 2018 Women's Cricket Super League. She played one match, against Loughborough Lightning, but did not bat or bowl.[2][11]

In 2020, Munro played for Lightning in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. She appeared in five matches, taking 4 wickets with a best of 3/32 in the side's first match against North West Thunder.[12][13] In 2021, she took six wickets at an average of 29.66 for the side in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, as well as a further six wickets in the Charlotte Edwards Cup.[14][15] She also played five matches for London Spirit in The Hundred, taking three wickets at an average of 37.00.[16] She played eleven matches for Lightning in 2022, across the Charlotte Edwards Cup and the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, taking six wickets.[17][18] She also hit her maiden List A half-century, scoring 50 against North West Thunder in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy.[19] In The Hundred, Munro moved to Trent Rockets, playing four matches.[20][21] In November 2022, it was confirmed that Munro had signed a professional contract with Lightning, now known as The Blaze.[22]

In 2023, she played 17 matches for The Blaze, across the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy and the Charlotte Edwards Cup, taking 14 wickets.[23][24] She also returned to London Spirit in The Hundred, playing three matches and taking two wickets at an average of 16.00.[25]

References

  1. ^ "Player Profile: Sophie Munro". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Player Profile: Sophie Munro". CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Middlesex Women v Nottinghamshire Women, 28 May 2017". CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Berkshire Women v Nottinghamshire Women, 29 May 2017". CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Nottinghamshire Women's Squad 2019: In Their Own Words". Trent Bridge. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Bowling for Nottinghamshire Women/Royal London Women's One-Day Cup 2019". CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  7. ^ "Bowling in Royal London Women's One-Day Cup 2019 (Ordered by Wickets)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  8. ^ "Bowling for Nottinghamshire Women/Vitality Women's County T20 2021". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 September 2021.
  9. ^ "Bowling for Nottinghamshire Women/Vitality Women's County T20 2022". CricketArchive. Retrieved 3 October 2022.
  10. ^ "Nottinghamshire Women v Derbyshire Women, 2 May 2022". CricketArchive. Retrieved 3 October 2022.
  11. ^ "Yorkshire Diamonds v Loughborough Lightning, 18 August 2018". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  12. ^ "Records/Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2020 - Lightning". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  13. ^ "Lightning v North West Thunder, 29 August 2019". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  14. ^ "Records/Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2021 - Lightning/Batting and Bowling Averages". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 28 September 2021.
  15. ^ "Records/Charlotte Edwards Cup, 2021 - Lightning/Batting and Bowling Averages". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 28 September 2021.
  16. ^ "Records/The Hundred Women's Competition, 2021 - London Spirit (Women)/Batting and Bowling Averages". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 28 September 2021.
  17. ^ "Records/Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2022 - Lightning/Batting and Bowling Averages". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 3 October 2022.
  18. ^ "Records/Charlotte Edwards Cup, 2022 - Lightning/Batting and Bowling Averages". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 3 October 2022.
  19. ^ "Kathryn Bryce, Grace Ballinger lead Lightning to five-wicket win over Thunder". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 3 October 2022.
  20. ^ "The Hundred 2022: latest squads as Draft picks revealed". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  21. ^ "Records/The Hundred Women's Competition, 2022 - Trent Rockets (Women)/Batting and Bowling Averages". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 3 October 2022.
  22. ^ "The Blaze Announce Contracted Players Ahead of 2023". Trent Bridge. 22 November 2022. Retrieved 22 November 2022.
  23. ^ "Records/Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2023 - The Blaze/Batting and Bowling Averages". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 17 October 2023.
  24. ^ "Records/Charlotte Edwards Cup, 2023 - The Blaze/Batting and Bowling Averages". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 17 October 2023.
  25. ^ "Records/The Hundred Women's Competition, 2023 - London Spirit (Women)/Batting and Bowling Averages". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 17 October 2023.
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