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Heather Knight
OBE
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Personal information
Full name Heather Clare Knight
Born 26 December 1990 (1990-12-26) (age 29)
Rochdale, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Role Batsman
International information
Test debut (cap 149) 22 January 2011 v Australia
Last Test 9 November 2017 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 115) 1 March 2010 v India
Last ODI 12 April 2018 v India
ODI shirt no. 5
T20I debut 22 November 2010 v Sri Lanka
Last T20I 21 November 2017 v Australia
Domestic team information
Years Team
2008–2009 Devon
2010–present Berkshire
2014–2016 Tasmanian Roar
2015–present Hobart Hurricanes
2016–present Western Storm
Career statistics
Competition WTests WODI WT20I
Matches 5 78 36
Runs scored 217 2,067 363
Batting average 21.70 35.63 13.96
100s/50s 1/0 1/14 0/0
Top score 157 106 30
Balls bowled 131 1,331 291
Wickets 2 43 12
Bowling average 29.50 22.25 21.58
5 wickets in innings 0 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 1/7 5/26 3/10
Catches/stumpings 6/– 28/– 11/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 8 November 2017

Heather Clare Knight, |OBE (born 26 December 1990) is an English cricketer who is captain of the England women's cricket team. She is a right-handed batsman and right arm off break bowler.

Early life

Knight was born on 26 December 1990 in Rochdale and was educated at Plymstock School, a state secondary school in Plymouth, Devon. She was offered a place at the University of Cambridge to study natural sciences, but turned it down so that she would have the time play cricket. She went on to study Biomedical Sciences at Cardiff University.

Cricketing career

A prolific batsman at county level for her native Devon, Knight has played for the Diamonds, the Rubies and England Academy Women in addition to the England Women's team. She topped the county run scoring aggregates in both 2008 (390 runs) and 2009 (622).

Knight plays club cricket for Plymstock Cricket Club in the Devon Cricket League where she opens the batting for the first team. Heather started attending colts training sessions at just 8 years old and progressed through the youth system at Plymstock.

England

Knight was called into the England squad on their tour of India in 2010 as a replacement for the injured Sarah Taylor and played in the 5th One Day International on 1 March in Mumbai, opening the batting and scoring 49 on her international debut. She toured Sri Lanka with the England team in 2010, making her Twenty20 debut in the 2nd match of the series on 22 November in Colombo. She made her test debut in the one-off Ashes test at Sydney's Bankstown Oval in January 2011.

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

On 5 June 2016, Knight was appointed captain of the England women's cricket team after Charlotte Edwards stood down.

She also became the first female cricketer to score a fifty and to take a five wicket haul in an ODI innings.

2017 Women's Cricket World Cup

Heather Knight led the England team in her first Women's Cricket World Cup as captain, and they won the tournament despite losing to India in the opening match. In the second group match against Pakistan she, along with Natalie Sciver, went on to put on a record 3rd-wicket partnership in the history of Women's Cricket World Cup as England managed to defeat Pakistan convincingly by 107 runs In the final at Lord's Knight led England to a 9 run victory over India.

Following the team's success, she was awarded an OBE in the Queen's 2018 New Year Honours list.

In April 2018 she was named one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year for her part in the 2017 World Cup victory.

Cricket Equipment

Knight was involved in the creation of a UK Cricket Range exclusively for women, the Heather Knight Collection. Partnering with SM Pintu and Cricket Deal Direct, working towards their shared interest in the development of Women's cricket across the UK.

The equipment range is specially designed for women, and has already sponsored a number of young developing cricketers, including Cath Dalton and Sophia Dunkley.

International centuries and five-wicket hauls

International centuries

Women's Test centuries

Heather Knight's Women's Test centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 157 2 Flag of Australia Australia Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK Stokenchurch, England, United Kingdom Wormsley Park 2013 Drawn

Women's One Day International centuries

Heather Knight's Women's One Day International centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 106 68 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK Leicester, England, United Kingdom Grace Road 2017 Won

International five-wicket hauls

Women's One Day International five-wicket hauls

Heather Knight's Women's One Day International five-wicket hauls
# Figures Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 5/26 56 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK Leicester, England, United Kingdom Grace Road 2016 Won

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