Karen Smithies      

Full name Karen Smithies

Born March 20, 1969, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire

Current age 45 years 161 days

Major teams East Midlands Women, England Women

Also known as Karen Hicken

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Karen Smithies
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
Tests 15 21 1 443 64 22.15 0 3 11 0
ODIs 69 51 12 921 110* 23.61 1 1 21 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 20 2196 729 16 3/63 3/100 45.56 1.99 137.2 0 0 0
ODIs 69 56 2681 1194 64 3/6 3/6 18.65 2.67 41.8 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England Women v Australia Women at Wetherby, Aug 21-24, 1987 scorecard
Last Test England Women v India Women at Shenley, Jul 15-18, 1999 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England Women v India Women at Osterley, Jun 28, 1986 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand Women v England Women at Wellington, Feb 15, 2000 scorecard
ODI statistics
Profile

Rachael Heyhoe-Flint and Clare Connor may have higher profiles, but another England captain - Karen Smithies - also made her mark when, in 1993, aged 24 and in her first year as captain, she led England to their second World Cup victory, against New Zealand at Lord's. She was later awarded the OBE for her services to the game, a contribution which included the ruffling of a few press-box feathers. Derek Pringle was still smarting 12 years later when, in 2005, he recalled: "Smithies was only too happy to point out where the men, who have never won a World Cup, had been going wrong - advice not exactly appreciated at the time."

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Feb 4, 2000

Karen Smithies, England captain vs Australia at Bowral, 1 Feb 2000

Karen Smithies captaining England

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Feb 4, 2000

Karen Smithies post match presentation, Australia vs England at Bradman Oval, Bowral, 1 Feb 2000.  Bradman Museum Chief Executive Richard Mulvaney in background

Karen Smithies at post match presentation

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Feb 4, 2000

Karen Smithies post match presentation, Australia vs England at Bowral, 1 Feb 2000

Karen Smithies speaking

© Rebecca Lewis

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Quarter-Final: Yorkshire v Durham at Leeds - Aug 28
Durham 237 Yorkshire 137/4 (32/50 ov)
3rd Quarter-Final: Essex v Warwickshire at Chelmsford - Aug 28
Warwickshire 212/4 (44.1/50 ov)
4th Quarter-Final: Kent v Gloucs at Canterbury
Aug 29, 2014 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
3rd ODI: England v India at Nottingham
Aug 30, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Derbyshire v Worcs at Derby
Aug 31-Sep 3, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street
Aug 31-Sep 3, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Hampshire v Leics at Southampton
Aug 31-Sep 3, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury
Aug 31-Sep 3, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester
Aug 31-Sep 3, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's
Aug 31-Sep 3, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Somerset v Northants at Taunton
Aug 31-Sep 3, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Surrey v NZ A at The Oval
Aug 31-Sep 2, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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