Full name Kathryn Laura Cross
Born October 3, 1991, Manchester, Lancashire
Current age 23 years 334 days
Major teams England Academy Women, England Women, Lancashire Women, Sapphires
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|Test debut||Australia Women v England Women at Perth, Jan 10-13, 2014 scorecard|
|Last Test||England Women v Australia Women at Canterbury, Aug 11-14, 2015 scorecard|
|ODI debut||West Indies Women v England Women at Port of Spain, Oct 29, 2013 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England Women v Australia Women at Bristol, Jul 23, 2015 scorecard|
|T20I debut||West Indies Women v England Women at Bridgetown, Oct 24, 2013 scorecard|
|Last T20I||New Zealand Women v England Women at Whangarei, Feb 20, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/59, 2*, 1/9, 4*||Eng Women||v Aus Women||Canterbury||11 Aug 2015||WT # 138|
|0/52, 2||Eng Women||v Aus Women||Bristol||23 Jul 2015||WODI # 955|
|1/31||Eng Women||v Aus Women||Taunton||21 Jul 2015||WODI # 954|
|1, 1/18||Lancashire Women||v Surrey Women||Urmston||21 Jun 2015||Other OD|
|26, 2/15||Lancashire Women||v Middlesex Women||Edmonton||25 May 2015||Other OD|
|68, 0/30||Lancashire Women||v Kent Women||Canterbury||24 May 2015||Other OD|
|11, 0/27||Lancashire Women||v Notts Women||Nettleworth||4 May 2015||Other OD|
|2/42||Eng Women||v NZ Women||Lincoln||28 Feb 2015||WODI # 941|
|5/24||Eng Women||v NZ Women||Lincoln||26 Feb 2015||WODI # 940|
|2/27||Eng Women||v NZ Women||Whangarei||20 Feb 2015||WT20I # 299|
The accolades keep coming for Katie Cross, a promising pace bowler from Lancashire. She won the Eversheds Most Promising Young Cricketer award in September 2007 (the sixth female in 60 years to do so) to add to being the first female in Lancashire's Academy, the previous year.
Cross, a 15-year-old pace bowler, first played aged eight. Five years later she was in Lancashire women's senior side and made her England Under-21 debut in 2007 and has been tipped for the senior side by no less than Gill McConway, who calls her "a very exciting young prospect" whose progression to England seniors she believes "will not be too far away if she continues to produce eye-catching performances."
Cross, who plays for Heywood CC, broke into the England Development side this summer and put in some highly impressive performances in the County Championships and for the Sapphires in the Super 4s. She first played aged eight, and went on to represent Lancashire under-13, under-15 and under-17, finally making her debut for the senior side - still aged 13.
Lancashire's Academy director John Stanworth says: "She is a very good bowler who is not fazed by playing against males. She bowls it at a good pace and is one the quickest around."
The daughter of former Bolton Wanderers striker David, she also plays netball for her school side.
Jenny Thompson September 2007
After spending 15 years in the domestic circuit, Naman Ojha is expected to make his Test debut in the third match, for which, he says, he is not facing additional pressure because of the long wait
After a ten-month free-fall, Cheteshwar Pujara will turn out for India once again at the traditional batting paradise that is the SSC. Can he make it count?
He averages better than Rohit Sharma but still has to fight for a place in the Test side, mostly because he doesn't play ODIs
For the fifth time in the last year and a half, India had their opponents five down for less than 100 only to let the lower order off the hook
Cheteshwar Pujara's century was proof that at times in Test match play, survival need not mean mere tentativeness but the ability to wait for simpler things, like the loose ball
There are more frequent tours, better technology, and easier pitches today than before. So why do teams struggle to win away from home more than they did in the past?
On a steaming Colombo day, victory did not come easily to India. But the team kept its focus, intensity and clarity of thought going, and reaped the benefits
Every time the bowlers have earned Sri Lanka a slim advantage during this series, the batsmen have found ways to let them down, at the crease and in the field