Dawn Holden

Born on 1st September 1980 in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, is former Test and ODI player for England, Dawn Holden.

A right-hand batter and left-arm slow bowler, Dawn made her debut for England in an ODI against the Netherlands at Nykøbing Mors Cricket Stadium in the Women’s European Championship in 1999. She took one wicket, that of Caroline Rambaldo, and didn’t get to bat.

That was the first of 32 ODIs from 1999 to 2004 which included the 2000 World Cup. Dawn had a top score of 26 with the bat and took 25 wickets at 31.04, with a best of 3-29.

Dawn made her Test debut against Australia at Denis Compton Oval in June 2001. She was out to Cathryn Fitzpatrick for just 7 runs and then returned fire to dismiss Fitzpatrick when the Aussies batted. Dawn played three Tests, with a top score of 24 and best figures of 2-62. Both photos below are from the second Test against Australia at Headingley in 2001, Dawn seen here with the bat hooking Fitzpatrick for a boundary.

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