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Warwickshire Women cricket team

Warwickshire Women
Personnel
CaptainMarie Kelly
CoachDominic Ostler
Team information
FoundedUnknown
First recorded match: 1937
Home groundMitchells & Butlers' Ground, Birmingham
History
WCC wins0
T20 Cup wins1
Official websiteWarwickshire Women

The Warwickshire Women's cricket team is the women's representative cricket team for the English historic county of Warwickshire. They play their home games at Edgbaston Foundation Sports Ground, Birmingham, and are captained by Marie Kelly.[1] In 2019, they won the Women's Twenty20 Cup.[2] They are partnered with the regional side Central Sparks.[3]

History

1937–2000: Early History

Warwickshire Women played their first recorded match in 1937, against Australia, which they lost by 7 wickets.[4] Warwickshire went on to play various one-off matches, including regular matches against Surrey.[5] Meanwhile, West Midlands Women, which included players from Warwickshire, joined the Women's Area Championship in 1980, and played in the competition until it ended in 1996, upon which they joined the Women's County Championship.[6]

2001– : Women's County Championship

Warwickshire Women replaced West Midlands Women in the County Championship in 2001, and finished 4th in Division 3 in their first season.[7] Warwickshire played in the lower tiers of the Championship in the early years of the competition, before making their way up the divisions, beginning with their promotion from the County Challenge Cup in 2006, followed by promotions from Division Three in 2007 and Division Two in 2012.[8] Ever since, Warwickshire have played in Division 1, with their highest finish of 3rd coming in both 2016 and 2017.[9]

Warwickshire joined the Women's Twenty20 Cup for its inaugural season in 2009. The team rapidly improved in recent years, being promoted from Division 2 in 2015, then finishing 2nd in Division 1 in 2016.[10] In 2019, Warwickshire won Division 1, topping the league with 5 wins from 8 to be crowned Champions.[11] Captain Marie Kelly was their star batter, ending the season as the division's leading run-scorer.[12] Key contributions also came from wicket-keeper Gwenan Davies and bowlers Jessica Couser and Bethan Ellis.[13] In 2021, the Twenty20 Cup was regionalised (and the County Championship discontinued), with Warwickshire competing in the West Midlands Group. They finished 2nd in the group, going unbeaten with 4 wins and 4 matches abandoned.[14] They topped their group in the 2022 Women's Twenty20 Cup, before beating Somerset in the group final on Finals Day.[15] Warwickshire bowler Anisha Patel was the leading wicket-taker across the whole competition, with 15 wickets.[16] They also began competing in the West Midlands Regional Cup in 2022, as a "consortium" team with Shropshire, finishing third.[17][18] They again won their group in the 2023 Women's Twenty20 Cup, beating Staffordshire in the group final.[19]

Players

Current squad

Based on appearances in the 2023 season. ‡ denotes players with international caps.[20]

No. Name Nationality Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batters
11 Evelyn Jones  England (1992-08-08) 8 August 1992 (age 31) Left-handed Left-arm medium
54 Marie Kelly  England (1996-02-09) 9 February 1996 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm off break Club captain
77 Ria Fackrell  England (1999-09-16) 16 September 1999 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Milly Home  England (2001-02-27) 27 February 2001 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium On loan to Worcestershire
Ffion Purviss  England Unknown Unknown Unknown
Laura Smitten  England (2003-09-29) 29 September 2003 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm keg break
All-rounders
53 Bethan Ellis  England (1999-07-07) 7 July 1999 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium
64 Georgia Davis  England (1999-06-03) 3 June 1999 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Wicket-keepers
79 Gwenan Davies  Wales (1994-05-12) 12 May 1994 (age 30) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Amy Jones ‡  England (1993-06-13) 13 June 1993 (age 31) Right-handed
Natasha Smitten  England (2005-09-15) 15 September 2005 (age 18) Right-handed
Bowlers
12 Hannah Baker  England (2004-02-03) 3 February 2004 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
49 Anisha Patel  England (1995-08-17) 17 August 1995 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
85 Issy Wong ‡  England (2002-05-15) 15 May 2002 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Emily Churms  England (2003-10-21) 21 October 2003 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Eleanor Phillips  England Unknown Unknown Unknown
Samadhi Samarakoon  England (2005-11-22) 22 November 2005 (age 18) Right-handed Right-arm medium

Notable players

Players who have played for Warwickshire and played internationally are listed below, in order of first international appearance (given in brackets):[21]

Seasons

Women's County Championship

Season Division League standings[22] Notes
P W L T A/C BP Pts Pos
2001 Division 3 4 1 3 0 0 21.5 33.5 4th
2002 Division 3 5 2 1 0 2 22.5 68.5 2nd
2003 Division 3 5 3 1 0 1 27 74 3rd
2004 County Challenge Cup G3 3 3 0 0 0 26.5 62.5 1st
2005 County Challenge Cup G3 3 1 2 0 0 17.5 29.5 2nd
2006 County Challenge Cup G3 3 3 0 0 0 0 60 1st Promoted
2007 Division 3 6 3 0 0 3 0 105 1st Promoted
2008 Division 2 6 0 6 0 0 17 17 4th
2009 Division 2 10 4 6 0 0 16 96 5th
2010 Division 2 10 6 4 0 0 56 116 3rd
2011 Division 2 10 5 3 0 2 51 101 4th
2012 Division 2 8 6 0 0 2 43 103 1st Promoted
2013 Division 1 8 4 4 0 0 42 82 6th
2014 Division 1 8 1 5 0 2 28 38 8th
2015 Division 1 8 3 4 0 1 41 71 7th
2016 Division 1 8 4 2 0 2 40 80 3rd
2017 Division 1 7 5 2 0 0 46 96 3rd
2018 Division 1 7 1 3 2 1 37 57 5th
2019 Division 1 7 1 6 0 0 40 50 8th

Women's Twenty20 Cup

Season Division League standings[23] Notes
P W L T A/C NRR Pts Pos
2009 Division 2 3 0 2 0 1 −1.63 1 4th
2010 Division M&N 1 3 0 3 0 0 −0.58 0 4th
2011 Division M&N 1 3 2 1 0 0 +1.80 4 2nd
2012 Division M&N 1 3 0 3 0 0 −1.27 0 4th Relegated
2013 Division M&N 2 2 2 0 0 0 +6.26 4 1st
2014 Division 1C 4 0 4 0 0 −1.85 0 8th Relegated
2015 Division 2 8 6 2 0 0 +1.82 24 2nd Promoted
2016 Division 1 7 4 2 0 1 +0.44 17 2nd
2017 Division 1 8 4 4 0 0 +1.29 16 4th
2018 Division 1 8 4 4 0 0 +0.38 16 4th
2019 Division 1 8 5 3 0 0 −0.26 20 1st Champions
2021 West Midlands 8 4 0 0 4 +2.66 20 2nd
2022 Group 3 6 5 1 0 0 +2.44 20 1st Group winners
2023 Group 2 6 0 0 0 6 +0.00 6 3rd Group winners

Honours

See also

References

  1. ^ "Warwickshire Women Scorecards". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  2. ^ "ECB Women's County Championship". Play-Cricket. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  3. ^ "About Central Sparks". Edgbaston Cricket. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Warwickshire Women v Australia Women, 10 June 1937". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Warwickshire Women Scorecards". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  6. ^ "West Midlands Women Scorecards". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  7. ^ "Women's County Championship 2001 Tables". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  8. ^ "ECB Women's County Championship". Play-Cricket. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  9. ^ "ECB Women's County Championship". Play-Cricket. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  10. ^ "ECB Women's County Championship". Play-Cricket. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  11. ^ "ECB Women's Twenty20 Cup Division 1 - 2019". Play-Cricket. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  12. ^ "Warwickshire Women One-Day Cup Averages 2019". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  13. ^ "Warwickshire Women One-Day Cup Averages 2019". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  14. ^ "Women's County T20 West Midlands Group - 2021". ECB Women's County Championship. Retrieved 17 May 2021.
  15. ^ "Women's County T20 Group 3 - 2022". Play-Cricket. Retrieved 9 May 2022.
  16. ^ "ECB Women's County Championship/Statistics/Season 2022". Play-Cricket. Retrieved 9 May 2022.
  17. ^ "West Midlands Regional Cup Launches This Weekend". Central Sparks. 13 July 2022. Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  18. ^ "West Midlands Regional Cup/Competitions/Season 2022". Play-Cricket. Retrieved 10 September 2022.
  19. ^ "ECB Women's County Championship/Women's County T20 Group 2 - 2023". Play-Cricket. Retrieved 31 October 2023.
  20. ^ "Batting and Fielding for Warwickshire Women/Vitality Women's County T20 2023". CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 June 2023.
  21. ^ "Warwickshire Women Players". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  22. ^ "ECB Women's County Championship". Play-Cricket. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  23. ^ "ECB Women's County Championship". Play-Cricket. Retrieved 10 January 2021.


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