Full name Ebony-Jewel Cora-Lee Rosamond Camellia Rainford-Brent
Born December 31, 1983, Lambeth, London
Current age 32 years 176 days
Major teams England Under-17 Women, England Women, Marylebone Cricket Club Women's Invitation XI, Surrey Women
Nickname Slider, Zebony, Ebs, EB II
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|ODI debut||England Women v Netherlands Women at Reading, Aug 11, 2001 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India Women v England Women at Mumbai, Mar 1, 2010 scorecard|
|T20I debut||England Women v South Africa Women at Northampton, Aug 22, 2008 scorecard|
|Last T20I||India Women v England Women at Mumbai, Mar 4, 2010 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|16||Sapphires||v Rubies||Loughborough||14 May 2011||Other OD|
|66||Sapphires||v Diamonds||Loughborough||7 May 2011||Other OD|
|-||Sapphires||v Emeralds||Kibworth||2 May 2011||Other T20|
|9*||Sapphires||v Rubies||Kibworth||2 May 2011||Other T20|
|5||Eng Wn||v India Women||Mumbai||4 Mar 2010||WT20I # 56|
|17||Eng Wn||v India Women||Mumbai||1 Mar 2010||WODI # 731|
|12||Eng Wn||v India Women||Visakhapatnam||26 Feb 2010||WODI # 730|
|0||Eng Wn||v India Women||Visakhapatnam||24 Feb 2010||WODI # 729|
|27||Eng Wn||v India Women||Bangalore||21 Feb 2010||WODI # 728|
|64||Eng Wn||v India Women||Bangalore||19 Feb 2010||WODI # 727|
Ebony-Jewel Cora-Lee Camellia Rosamond Rainford-Brent is starting to attract significant attention for her cricket rather than her name. After making her England debut at the age of 17 in 2001, Rainford-Brent suffered the second serious back injury of her career and was out of cricket for two years. She had to take a year away from university and was even advised by the NHS to give up sport full stop, in case she suffered further injuries.
However, she refused to admit defeat, and got her reward following stints on Surrey's academy when in January 2007 she was re-selected for England's World Series campaign in India the following month. A hard-hitting and correct batsman, she bowls good pace and once she can bowl again she provides England's women with several options.
Cricket isn't even her first sport. She played national schools basketball and was an English schools athlete, representing shotput and hurdling. She also played football and squash for London but decided to stick with cricket. It's so far paying off and with a mature, analytic approach she has improved her psychological game beyond measure.
A self-starter, but great team asset, she took herself off to Adelaide in the winter of 2007-08 in order to progress her cricket and played with much batting success including a 98 not out for Port Adelaide alongside Australia captain Karen Rolton and fast bowler Emma Sampson.
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