Ruth Westbrook      

Full name Ruth Emily Westbrook

Born July 12, 1930, Dartford, Kent

Died April 7, 2016 (aged 85 years 270 days)

Major teams East Women, England Women, Kent Women, North Women, Yorkshire Women

Also known as Ruth Prideaux

Relation Husband - RM Prideaux

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
Tests 11 20 5 476 87 31.73 0 3 13 9
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand Women v England Women at Christchurch, Nov 29-Dec 2, 1957 scorecard
Last Test England Women v Australia Women at The Oval, Jul 20-23, 1963 scorecard
Test statistics
Profile

Ruth Prideaux (née Westbrook) was a key figure in England women's cricket. Having trained as a PE teacher, she earned 11 Test caps as a wicketkeeper-batsman between 1957 and 1963, but was also hugely influential off the field. She was the team's first full-time head coach when she took the role in 1988 and brought with her a new age of professionalism. Her time in charge was capped off with victory in the 1993 World Cup final against New Zealand, at Lord's, after which she retired. She continued to be heavily involved in cricket with Eastbourne Cricket Club and at Sussex Cricket Club where she was a coach and a member of the committee. Her husband, Roger Prideaux, also played three Tests for England.
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Jul 31, 1993

The England with coach Ruth Prideaux team pose on the Lord's balcony, England v New Zealand, women's World Cup final, Lord's August 1, 1993

The England with coach Ruth Prideaux team pose on the Lord's balcony

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