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Full name Lucy Charlotte Pearson
Born February 19, 1972, King's Lynn, Norfolk
Current age 42 years 194 days
Major teams East Anglia Women, England Women
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm fast
|Test debut||England Women v New Zealand Women at Guildford, Jul 12-15, 1996 scorecard|
|Last Test||England Women v New Zealand Women at Scarborough, Aug 21-24, 2004 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England Women v Australia Women at Derby, Jul 15, 1998 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England Women v New Zealand Women at Pretoria, Apr 1, 2005 scorecard|
|Only T20I||England Women v New Zealand Women at Hove, Aug 5, 2004 scorecard|
A left-arm medium-pace bowler, Lucy Pearson was the first woman to receive the Vodafone Player of the Year in 2000. This success came hot on the heels of scooping the Vodafone Best Bowling Award for the winter tour to Australia 1999-2000. Pearson missed most of the 2002 summer with a stress injury to her right ankle, although she did take three wickets for two runs in the opening ODI against India. A fiercely competitive, tall bowler, Pearson's best figures were figures against Australia in 2002-03 as she ripped through the Aussie line-up, to take 7 for 51 from seven overs. She helped England to reach the semi-finals of the 2005 World Cup but retired immediately afterwards. She read English at Oxford, where she played hockey as well as cricket. She is also the Head of Sixth Form at Solihull School.
Wisden Cricinfo staff April 2004
Left-arm fast bowler. Voted Vodafone Player of the Year 2003 and 2000, when she was the first woman to receive the award.
Lucy became only the second woman in over seventy years of Test history to take eleven wickets in a Test, and the first for nearly fifty years against Australia at The Bradman Oval last year (Feb, 2003). The haul included innings best figures of 7-51.
Worked, coached and played in Australia in 1995. Lucy made her England debut in 1996 in the 3rd Test against New Zealand.
Read English at Oxford and played hockey as well as cricket. Teaches English and PE at Solihull School.
Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Plays of the day from the tri-series match between Zimbabwe and South Africa
Would he have fared better than the incumbent middle-order batsmen, Root and Ballance?