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Kathryn Laura Cross Cricketer Wiki, Stats, Biography, Age, WPL 2024 Team

Kathryn Laura Cross Cricketer Wiki, Stats, Biography, Age, WPL 2024 TeamKathryn Laura Cross Cricketer Wiki, Stats, Biography, Age, WPL 2024 Team

Kathryn Laura Cross was born on 3rd October 1991 in Manchester, Lancashire. She is an English cricketer known for her right-handed batting style and right-arm medium-fast bowling. Cross began her cricket career at a young age representing Heywood Cricket Club before joining the Lancashire Women’s senior side at the age of 13. She became the first female cricketer accepted into the Lancashire County Cricket Club (Lancashire Academy) at the age of 16. Cross made her England debut in 2011 but it would take nearly two years for her to appear in her first international match due to injury and form issues.

She finally stepped onto the field in an England jersey in the West Indies in October 2013 claiming four wickets in her first spell of bowling. Her Test debut occurred in Perth in early 2014 where she removed three of the Australian top order leaving the Australians reeling and contributing significantly to England’s victory. Cross finished with figures of 6 for 70 in the match.

Kate Cross has achieved notable milestones in her career including her first international five-wicket haul against New Zealand at Lincoln in February 2015. Although she excels in the longer forms of the game, she missed the 2016 World Twenty tournament due to poor performances in the shorter format. Cross has appeared in 8 Tests scoring 768 runs and taking 25 wickets. She played 59 One Day Internationals (ODIs) scoring 2001 runs and taking 79 wickets. In terms of her (T20I) games she has scored 371 runs and taken 11 wickets.

Kate Cross has also participated in various domestic leagues worldwide such as the Big Bash League (Australia), the Indian Premier League (India), and the Women’s Cricket Super League (UK). She has been a consistent performer for the Lancashire Thunder and has also represented teams like Perth Scorchers Women, Manchester Originals Women, Velocity, Northern Superchargers Women, and Royal Challengers Bangalore Women.

Kathryn Laura Cross Cricketer Wiki, Stats, Biography, Age, WPL 2024 Team

Personal Information of Kathryn Laura Cross

Full NameKathryn Laura Cross
Nickname (if applicable)None publicly known
Date of BirthOctober 3, 1991
Age32 (as of February 21, 2024)
Place of BirthManchester, United Kingdom
NationalityEnglish
HeightApproximately 5′ 8″ (1.73 m)
WeightInformation not publicly available
Role in the TeamRight-arm medium-fast bowler and right-handed batter
Playing HandRight-handed
Zodiac SignLibra

Cricket Career

Major Teams RepresentedDomestic: Lancashire, North West Thunder, Northern Superchargers
International: England
Playing StyleBatting Style: Aggressive and attacking, known for her power-hitting.
Bowling Style: Accurate and skillful with good pace and variations.
Career Span2005-present (domestic), 2013-present (international)
DebutDomestic: 2005 for Lancashire Women
International: T20I against West Indies on October 25, 2013
ODI: Against West Indies on November 10, 2013
Test: Against India on June 6, 2014
RetirementNot yet retired and actively playing
Domestic Achievements
Won the Eversheds Most Promising Young Cricketer award in 2007.
Led Lancashire to win the ECB Women’s Twenty20 Cup in 2017.
Selected for the Women’s Cricket World Cup squad in 2017 and 2023.
International Achievements
Part of the team that won the 2020 Women’s T20 World Cup.
She won the ESPNcricinfo Women’s Bowling Performance Award for her 5/34 against India in 2021.
Named Player of the Series in the 2023 T20I series against Sri Lanka.
Selected for the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup and the Commonwealth Games cricket tournament.
Career Statistics
Test Matches7 matches – 7 wickets, best bowling figures 3/74
ODIs42 matches – 59 wickets, best bowling figures 5/34
T20Is91 matches – 80 wickets, best bowling figures 4/21
First-class Matches33 matches – 69 wickets, best bowling figures 7/106
List A Matches92 matches – 110 wickets, best bowling figures 5/26
T20 Matches178 matches – 161 wickets, best bowling figures 5/9

Personal Life

Personal Life
Family BackgroundInformation not publicly available due to privacy concerns.
Marital StatusNot publicly known
Spouse/PartnerNot applicable
ChildrenNo children currently
Educational BackgroundStudied at a college in Manchester (details not publicly available)
Other Interests and HobbiesFitness, music, spending time with family and friends.
Philanthropy or Charity WorkInformation not publicly available
Controversies or Legal IssuesNo publicly known controversies or legal issues associated with Kate Cross.

Overall Career Statistical Analysis

Kate Cross is the daughter of FA Cup-winning player David Cross. She began playing cricket for Heywood Cricket Club at the age of eight and has long been regarded as an England potential.  She created history as the first woman to play in the Central Lancashire League for Heywood in April 2015 taking 3 for 19 and later a career-best 8 for 47.

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 Kate Cross graduated from Leeds University and secured one of England’s first full-time professional contracts in May 2014. Despite competing with Katherine Brunt and Anya Shrubsole for a spot in the team she has had success in both Test and ODI formats. She took 6 for 71 in the 2014 Test against India. She won her maiden international five-wicket haul against New Zealand in Lincoln in February 2015. Her strengths are in lengthier formats of the game and she was not selected for England’s 2016 World T20 squad.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kate Cross’ best achievement in Test cricket?

Kate Cross took six wickets for 70 runs in the third Test against Australia in Perth in early 2014 helping England win the series.

Why did Kate Cross consider quitting cricket before her England debut?

Kate Cross waited over two years after being called up to the England squad to make her international debut. She contemplated giving up cricket because of frustration and disappointment during this period.

What is Kate Cross’ personal life like?

Kate Cross is the daughter of former English soccer player David Cross. She studied at Leeds University and now lives in Manchester.

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