Jenny Owens

Born on 1st June 1963 in Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia, is former Test and ODI player for Australia and ODI player for the International XI, Jennifer Owens.

Jen began her cricket career, both at Hollywood High School and the Subiaco club from age thirteen as a right-arm fast bowler but would transition over the years to bowling spin in order to press for national selection.

A debut for Western Australia came in 1978/79 and Jen would play for the state until 1986/87 when she was vice-captain in the first ever tournament win for the state. She was also the leading wicket taker for that season.

In 1981/82 Jen made her ODI debut when she was selected in the International XI for the World Cup. She took 12 wickets in the tournament with a best of 4-13 against India at Christchurch.

It took five more years for Jen to break into the Australian team when she was selected for the tour of England and Ireland in 1987. In her debut match for Australia Jen took 5-29 against Ireland at Dublin. In all 15 ODIs combined, Jen took 19 wickets at 21.78 with the above 5-29 her best figures.

On the same 1987 tour Jen made her Test debut and played all three Test matches in the series. At Worcester she featured in an Australian victory where she took 2-23 and 4-18. At Collingham she took 5-55 and 2-36. In a team that featured a bowling line-up of Sally Griffiths, Karen Brown, Zoe Goss and Lyn Fullston it would be hard to shine, but Jen finished with 14 wickets at 13.78 to stand with the best of them.