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Charlotte Edwards      

Full name Charlotte Marie Edwards

Born December 17, 1979, Huntingdon

Current age 35 years 8 days

Major teams East Anglia Women, England Women, Kent Women, Northern Districts Women

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Relation Father - C Edwards

Charlotte Marie Edwards
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 22 41 5 1645 117 45.69 4 9 10 0
ODIs 180 169 22 5597 173* 38.07 9 43 49 0
T20Is 81 79 12 2262 92* 33.76 2104 107.50 0 10 294 10 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 22 20 1118 577 12 2/28 2/54 48.08 3.09 93.1 0 0 0
ODIs 180 51 1627 1174 54 4/30 4/30 21.74 4.32 30.1 2 0 0
T20Is 81 21 303 330 9 3/21 3/21 36.66 6.53 33.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England Women v New Zealand Women at Guildford, Jul 12-15, 1996 scorecard
Last Test England Women v India Women at Wormsley, Aug 13-16, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England Women v South Africa Women at Bristol, Aug 15, 1997 scorecard
Last ODI England Women v India Women at Scarborough, Aug 23, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England Women v New Zealand Women at Hove, Aug 5, 2004 scorecard
Last T20I England Women v South Africa Women at Birmingham, Sep 7, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
52 WA Women v SAust Women Perth 22 Dec 2014 Other T20
5 WA Women v SAust Women Perth 21 Dec 2014 Other OD
4 WA Women v SAust Women Perth 20 Dec 2014 Other T20
17 WA Women v NSW Women Sydney 14 Dec 2014 Other T20
0/33, 62 WA Women v NSW Women Sydney 13 Dec 2014 Other OD
0/11, 7 WA Women v NSW Women Sydney 12 Dec 2014 Other T20
66 WA Women v Vic Women Melbourne 30 Nov 2014 Other T20
28 WA Women v Vic Women Melbourne 29 Nov 2014 Other OD
46 WA Women v Vic Women Melbourne 28 Nov 2014 Other T20
34 WA Women v Tas Women Perth 26 Oct 2014 Other T20
Profile

A hard-hitting top-order bat, Charlotte Edwards became the youngest woman to have played for England, when she made her debut against New Zealand at Guildford as the age of 16 - Holly Colvin later became the youngest, aged 15, in the first Ashes Test in 2005 - and has gone on to be central to the evolution, or even revolution, of the women's game. Edwards was anything but out of her depth when she started, and in 1997 smashed 12 centuries, including one off 118 balls against the touring South Africans. The day before her 18th birthday, she scored a then-record ODI score of 173 not out in a World Cup match against Ireland. In 1998-99 she scored her maiden Test hundred against India but, while still scoring runs, she did not score as many runs as had been expected. In 2000, she was sidelined by a serious cruciate ligament injury sustained while playing hockey which caused her to miss almost all of the 2001 season. When she returned, she showed no hint that her talent had been diminished by the lay-off and continued in the same punishing vein. In 2005 she stepped up from her role as England vice-captain to take full charge of the side when Clare Connor was injured, and was appointed full-time when Connor retired in March 2006. Edwards captained England to a third-place finish in the Quadrangular Series in Chennai in 2007 and a home series loss to New Zealand. But then came the turnaround as England retained the Ashes in Australia, beat New Zealand away and India 4-0 at home. At the start of the World Cup 2009 in Australia, England were favourites for the trophy and Edwards led an inspired team to the title, dropping only one game in the process. She was awarded an MBE in June that year for her services to cricket and continued to be at the forefront of the game both in England and globally, taking seats on committees with MCC and ICC. In 2013 she led England to back-to-back Ashes triumphs although the team's record in global tournaments took a hit with a number of near-misses. In 2014 she was part of the group England players to be awarded central contracts by the ECB, another major milestone for the women's game.
ESPNcricinfo staff

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Oct 10, 2014

Captain Charlotte Edwards top-scored in Western Fury's defeat, Western Australia v Queensland, Women's Twenty20 Cup, Murdoch University Ground, Perth

Captain Charlotte Edwards top-scored in Western Fury's defeat

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Sep 3, 2014

Charlotte Edwards outstanding form continued with an unbeaten 75, England v South Africa, 2nd women's T20, Wantage Road, September 3, 2014

Charlotte Edwards outstanding form continued with an unbeaten 75

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Sep 1, 2014

Charlotte Edwards goes through the leg side, England v South Africa, 1st women's T20, Chelmsford, September 1, 2014

Charlotte Edwards goes through the leg side

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Notes

ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year 2008

Awarded the MBE in June 2009

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2014

Awarded the CBE in June 2014

Tournament Results
Afghanistan v Ireland at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 24, 2012
Ireland won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Ireland v Namibia at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 24, 2012
Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 59 balls remaining)
Canada v Scotland at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 23, 2012
Scotland won by 4 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Hong Kong v U.S.A. at Dubai (CA2) - Mar 23, 2012
Hong Kong won by 77 runs
Nepal v P.N.G. at Dubai (CA) - Mar 23, 2012
Nepal won by 6 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Bermuda v Uganda at Dubai (CA2) - Mar 23, 2012
Bermuda won by 41 runs
Ireland v Netherlands at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 23, 2012
Ireland won by 7 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)
Italy v Kenya at Dubai (CA) - Mar 23, 2012
Kenya won by 38 runs
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