Katherine Brunt
Personal information
Full name Katherine Helen Brunt
Born 2 July 1985 (1985-07-02) (age 35)
Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm Fast
Role Bowler
International information
Test debut (cap 141) 21 August 2004 v New Zealand women
ODI debut (cap 104) 13 March 2005 v South Africa women
T20I debut (cap 13) 2 September 2005 v Australia women
Domestic team information
Years Team
2004– Yorkshire Women
2004 Braves
2004 Knight Riders
2005 V Team
2006–2008 Sapphires
2015– Perth Scorchers (squad no. 26)
Career statistics
Competition WTest WODI WT20I
Matches 10 106 57
Runs scored 155 602 197
Batting average 17.22 14.33 14.07
100s/50s 0/1 0/1 0/0
Top score 52 52 35
Balls bowled 1950 5231 1248
Wickets 38 127 51
Bowling average 21.26 23.80 20.43
5 wickets in innings 2 4 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 6/69 5/18 3/6
Catches/stumpings 3/– 30/– 18/–
Source: CricketArchive, 8 November 2017

Katherine Helen Brunt (born 2 July 1985) is an English cricketer and member of the current England women's team. She was named England women's Cricketer of the Year in 2006 and again in 2010.

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 Woman of the Match in the 2009 Twenty/20 World championship final at Lords, taking 3 wickets for 6 runs in her 4 over opening spell 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 NatWest Quadrangular Series of 2011 where her 5 for 18 bowled England to victory over Australia.

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

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

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

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

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