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Charlotte Edwards      

Full name Charlotte Marie Edwards

Born December 17, 1979, Huntingdon

Current age 35 years 345 days

Major teams East Anglia Women, England Women, Kent Women, Northern Districts Women

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Relation Father - C Edwards

Charlotte Marie Edwards
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 23 43 5 1676 117 44.10 4 9 10 0
ODIs 188 177 23 5885 173* 38.21 9 46 51 0
T20Is 87 85 13 2354 92* 32.69 2218 106.13 0 10 303 10 15 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 23 20 1118 577 12 2/28 2/54 48.08 3.09 93.1 0 0 0
ODIs 188 51 1627 1174 54 4/30 4/30 21.74 4.32 30.1 2 0 0
T20Is 87 21 303 330 9 3/21 3/21 36.66 6.53 33.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England Women v New Zealand Women at Guildford, Jul 12-15, 1996 scorecard
Last Test England Women v Australia Women at Canterbury, Aug 11-14, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England Women v South Africa Women at Bristol, Aug 15, 1997 scorecard
Last ODI England Women v Australia Women at Worcester, Jul 26-27, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England Women v New Zealand Women at Hove, Aug 5, 2004 scorecard
Last T20I England Women v Australia Women at Cardiff, Aug 31, 2015 scorecard
T20I statistics
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
8 Eng Women v Aus Women Cardiff 31 Aug 2015 WT20I # 315
8 Eng Women v Aus Women Hove 28 Aug 2015 WT20I # 314
39 Eng Women v Aus Women Chelmsford 26 Aug 2015 WT20I # 313
30, 1 Eng Women v Aus Women Canterbury 11 Aug 2015 WT # 138
0 Eng Women v Aus Women Worcester 26 Jul 2015 WODI # 956
58 Eng Women v Aus Women Bristol 23 Jul 2015 WODI # 955
15 Eng Women v Aus Women Taunton 21 Jul 2015 WODI # 954
37 Kent Women v Warwicks Wmn Leamington Spa 21 Jun 2015 Other OD
17 Kent Women v Notts Women Canterbury 25 May 2015 Other OD
0/17, 51 Kent Women v Lancashire Women Canterbury 24 May 2015 Other OD

A hard-hitting top-order bat, Charlotte Edwards became the youngest woman to have played for England, when she made her debut against New Zealand at Guildford as the age of 16 - Holly Colvin later became the youngest, aged 15, in the first Ashes Test in 2005 - and has gone on to be central to the evolution, or even revolution, of the women's game. Edwards was anything but out of her depth when she started, and in 1997 smashed 12 centuries, including one off 118 balls against the touring South Africans. The day before her 18th birthday, she scored a then-record ODI score of 173 not out in a World Cup match against Ireland. In 1998-99 she scored her maiden Test hundred against India but, while still scoring runs, she did not score as many runs as had been expected. In 2000, she was sidelined by a serious cruciate ligament injury sustained while playing hockey which caused her to miss almost all of the 2001 season. When she returned, she showed no hint that her talent had been diminished by the lay-off and continued in the same punishing vein. In 2005 she stepped up from her role as England vice-captain to take full charge of the side when Clare Connor was injured, and was appointed full-time when Connor retired in March 2006. Edwards captained England to a third-place finish in the Quadrangular Series in Chennai in 2007 and a home series loss to New Zealand. But then came the turnaround as England retained the Ashes in Australia, beat New Zealand away and India 4-0 at home. At the start of the World Cup 2009 in Australia, England were favourites for the trophy and Edwards led an inspired team to the title, dropping only one game in the process. She was awarded an MBE in June that year for her services to cricket and continued to be at the forefront of the game both in England and globally, taking seats on committees with MCC and ICC. In 2013 she led England to back-to-back Ashes triumphs although the team's record in global tournaments took a hit with a number of near-misses. In 2014 she was part of the group England players to be awarded central contracts by the ECB, another major milestone for the women's game.
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Aug 26, 2015

England captain Charlotte Edwards congratulates Sarah Taylor, England Women v Australia Women, 1st T20, Chelmsford, August 27, 2015

England captain Charlotte Edwards congratulates Sarah Taylor on a matchwinning fifty in an Ashes T20I at Chelmsford

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Aug 14, 2015

Charlotte Edwards and Georgia Elwiss contemplate defeat, England v Australia , Women's Ashes Test, Canterbury, 4th day, August 14, 2015

Charlotte Edwards and Georgia Elwiss contemplate defeat

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Aug 12, 2015

Charlotte Edwards battled hard for 30, England v Australia, Women's Ashes Test, Canterbury, 2nd day, August 12, 2015

Charlotte Edwards battled hard for 30

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Charlotte Edwards cricket photos

ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year 2008

Awarded the MBE in June 2009

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2014

Awarded the CBE in June 2014

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