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Full name Kathryn Maria Leng
Born September 28, 1973, Pudsey, Yorkshire
Current age 40 years 328 days
Major teams England Women, Leeds/Bradford MCCU, Yorkshire Women
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
|Test debut||India Women v England Women at Kolkata, Nov 17-20, 1995 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia Women v England Women at Sydney, Feb 22-25, 2003 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England Women v Netherlands Women at Dublin, Jul 18, 1995 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England Women v India Women at Lincoln, Feb 7, 2003 scorecard|
A classy top-order bat and deceptive leg-spin bowler, Yorkshire's Kathryn Leng made history in 2001 as the first woman to play an inter-UCCE match, for Leeds-Bradford.
Leng was England U19 Captain for two years before making her senior debut in 1995. She scored her maiden Test century against New Zealand in 1996, where she plundered 144 runs.
In 2002, Leng and Sarah Collyer were dropped from England's one-day squad for the tri-series against India and New Zealand after taking an unauthorized holiday in Tenerife. But the invaluable Leng was not banished for long as she was called into the Test team to face India in August, and she did enough to be picked to tour Australia in the winter where she played her latest Test to date.
Wisden Cricinfo staff September 2004
A gutting loss to England, after leading the series 1-0, has thrown up some glaring inadequacies in the Indian team but there is little being said or done in terms of improvement
After 8-0, MS Dhoni could look forward to building a team from scratch; now, there is nothing left for him to contribute. Free him from the Test captaincy and he could yet give back in other ways
For all MS Dhoni's many trophies and accomplishments, Test cricket continues to resist his magic and indefinitely postpone his motorbike ride into the sunset
Sri Lanka's marks out of 10 following their 2-0 series win against Pakistan
Former players react to India's humiliating 1-3 series defeat in England
Why does the man who is possibly England's greatest fast bowler occasionally turn into Mr Hyde on the field?
With too great an emphasis on limited-overs cricket, MS Dhoni's side have a set of skills and a level of concentration that are not commensurate with the necessities of Tests