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Kate Cross
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Kate Cross

England|Bowler
Kate Cross

INTL CAREER: 2013 - 2021

Full Name

Kathryn Laura Cross

Born

October 03, 1991, Manchester, Lancashire

Age

29y 222d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium fast

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

Pace bowler Kate Cross, who in 2006 became the first female cricketer accepted into the Lancashire Academy, waited so long to make her England debut that she considered giving up cricket altogether. Called up to the England squad during their 2011 tour of Australia, she had to wait over two years to step onto the pitch in an England shirt, in the West Indies in October 2013. But it was worth the wait: in her first spell of bowling in international cricket, she dismantled West Indies' top order, taking 4 for 51 and winning Player of the Match.

Her Test debut, at Perth in early 2014, was equally special: stepping up to take the new ball on the the third evening, her pace and accuracy saw her remove three of the Australian top order, leaving the Aussies reeling and playing a crucial part in England's victory. Cross finished with figures of 6 for 70 in the match.

The daughter of FA Cup-winning footballer David Cross, Kate played cricket for Heywood Cricket Club from the age of eight, and - since she was selected for the Lancashire Women's senior side aged just 13 - has long been considered an England prospect. She made headlines in April 2015 when she became the first woman to play in the Central Lancashire League for Heywood, taking 3 for 19 and following this up later in the season with a career-best 8 for 47.

In May 2014 Cross graduated from Leeds University onto one of the first full-time professional contracts for England. Despite having to compete with Katherine Brunt and Anya Shrubsole for a spot in the side, she has experienced success in both the Test and ODI formats: she took a match haul of 6 for 71 in the 2014 Test against India, and claimed her first international five-wicket haul against New Zealand at Lincoln in February 2015. However, her strengths are seen to lie in the longer forms of the game, and she was left out of England's squad for the 2016 World T20.
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Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
WTEST36554209143/296/7014.922.2639.50000
WODI28271212861355/245/2424.604.2634.60210
WT20I1313264296112/182/1826.906.7224.00000
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
WTEST363154*5.006224.19000000
WODI28106228*5.507230.55001060
WT20I131100*-10.00000030
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Photos


Kate Cross sprints in the outfield
Kate Cross in action for Thunder during the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Trophy
Kate Cross celebrates a wicket
Kate Cross receives treatment after injuring her leg during the warm up ahead of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup match between England and West Indies
Kate Cross at the ICC Women's T20 World Cup
Kate Cross celebrates a wicket