Full name Kathryn Laura Cross
Born October 3, 1991, Manchester, Lancashire
Current age 24 years 54 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
Stats highlights from Dubai where Jos Buttler broke his own record for England's fastest ODI hundred
Plus: most runs in a Test by a New Zealander, and c&b by the same bowler twice in a Test
It refuses to let India play Pakistan there, but hasn't been forthcoming with reasons why