Full name Kathryn Maria Leng
Born September 28, 1973, Pudsey, Yorkshire
Current age 42 years 60 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
How Ross Taylor reconciled with New Zealand cricket and made the highest score by a visiting batsman in Australia
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
Stats highlights from the second day's play in Nagpur, where South Africa collapsed to their lowest total since their return to Test cricket
One home advantage is not better or worse than the other, but this pitch had variable turn, bounce and pace to go with the fact that pitches that turn from ball one get worse with time
It refuses to let India play Pakistan there, but hasn't been forthcoming with reasons why
In the last four years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of draws and big runs down under
The idea of a battle for the world No. 1 spot in the top format may have been shelved, but its absence is sorely felt