Full name Lucy Charlotte Pearson
Born February 19, 1972, King's Lynn, Norfolk
Current age 43 years 361 days
Major teams East Anglia Women, England Women
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm fast
|Test debut||England Women v New Zealand Women at Guildford, Jul 12-15, 1996 scorecard|
|Last Test||England Women v New Zealand Women at Scarborough, Aug 21-24, 2004 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England Women v Australia Women at Derby, Jul 15, 1998 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England Women v New Zealand Women at Pretoria, Apr 1, 2005 scorecard|
|Only T20I||England Women v New Zealand Women at Hove, Aug 5, 2004 scorecard|
A left-arm medium-pace bowler, Lucy Pearson was the first woman to receive the Vodafone Player of the Year in 2000. This success came hot on the heels of scooping the Vodafone Best Bowling Award for the winter tour to Australia 1999-2000. Pearson missed most of the 2002 summer with a stress injury to her right ankle, although she did take three wickets for two runs in the opening ODI against India. A fiercely competitive, tall bowler, Pearson's best figures were figures against Australia in 2002-03 as she ripped through the Aussie line-up, to take 7 for 51 from seven overs. She helped England to reach the semi-finals of the 2005 World Cup but retired immediately afterwards. She read English at Oxford, where she played hockey as well as cricket. She is also the Head of Sixth Form at Solihull School.
Wisden Cricinfo staff April 2004
Left-arm fast bowler. Voted Vodafone Player of the Year 2003 and 2000, when she was the first woman to receive the award.
Lucy became only the second woman in over seventy years of Test history to take eleven wickets in a Test, and the first for nearly fifty years against Australia at The Bradman Oval last year (Feb, 2003). The haul included innings best figures of 7-51.
Worked, coached and played in Australia in 1995. Lucy made her England debut in 1996 in the 3rd Test against New Zealand.
Read English at Oxford and played hockey as well as cricket. Teaches English and PE at Solihull School.
Plus: the youngest to 2000 ODI runs, and the highest totals without a century stand
As assistant coach of Peshawar Zalmi in the inaugural Pakistan Super League, Andy Flower has dipped his toes into T20 franchise waters
Dialogue from a one-way conversation that may or may not have happened
Darren Sammy talks about how the region's cricket is suffering for want of communication and decision-making
The excitement you felt when you watched him captain or fly through the air to save a boundary, or tapping his bat, about to face a ball - you can't put a number to it