Full name Ruth Emily Westbrook
Born July 12, 1930, Dartford, Kent
Died April 7, 2016 (aged 85 years 270 days)
Major teams East Women, England Women, Kent Women, North Women, Yorkshire Women
Also known as Ruth Prideaux
Relation Husband - RM Prideaux
|Test debut||New Zealand Women v England Women at Christchurch, Nov 29-Dec 2, 1957 scorecard|
|Last Test||England Women v Australia Women at The Oval, Jul 20-23, 1963 scorecard|
Ruth Prideaux (née Westbrook) was a key figure in England women's cricket. Having trained as a PE teacher, she earned 11 Test caps as a wicketkeeper-batsman between 1957 and 1963, but was also hugely influential off the field. She was the team's first full-time head coach when she took the role in 1988 and brought with her a new age of professionalism. Her time in charge was capped off with victory in the 1993 World Cup final against New Zealand, at Lord's, after which she retired. She continued to be heavily involved in cricket with Eastbourne Cricket Club and at Sussex Cricket Club where she was a coach and a member of the committee. Her husband, Roger Prideaux, also played three Tests for England.
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"