ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 / Players / Arran Brindle
Full name Arran Brindle
Born November 23, 1981, Keighley, Yorkshire
Current age 33 years 128 days
Major teams England Women, Lancashire Women
Also known as Arran Thompson
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||England Women v Australia Women at Shenley, Jun 24-26, 2001 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia Women v England Women at Perth, Jan 10-13, 2014 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Denmark Women v England Women at Nykobing Mors, Jul 20, 1999 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia Women v England Women at Hobart, Jan 26, 2014 scorecard|
|T20I debut||England Women v Australia Women at Taunton, Sep 2, 2005 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Australia Women v England Women at Sydney, Feb 2, 2014 scorecard|
An opening bat and former England Under-19 captain, Arran Brindle smashed the world record for the opening stand in a Test with Caroline Atkins in Lucknow, India, in January (2002) as she reached her then-highest Test score of 85. She surpassed this in 2005 in the first Test against Australia at Hove, when she made her first Test hundred to save England from defeat and so enable them to go on and win the Ashes.
She played boys' cricket for Thornton-in-Craven from the age of 12 and has also played football and tennis. Brindle won local council Best Sportsperson Award in 1998 for her county and national selection. She studied PE and Sports Science at Loughborough University, graduating in 2003 and was married the same year.
In June 2006 she stunned her colleagues by announcing a temporary retirement to enable her to spend more time with her family.
Cricinfo June 2006
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