Hazel Sanders

Born on July 16th 1926 in Mitcham, Surrey, former Test player for England, Hazel Mary Sanders was a middle order batter.

A right-hand batter and right-arm slow bowler, Hazel went on England’s first overseas tour after World War Two when she joined Molly Hide’s team visiting both Australia and New Zealand. She played in all three Tests against Australia, as well as the one-off Test against New Zealand in Auckland where she top scored for England in the first innings with 54. It would be her high water mark in Test cricket.

Hazel played all three Tests against the visiting New Zealand team in 1954 and went on one more tour to Australia and New Zealand in 1957/58. In twelve Tests Hazel scored 318 runs with two half centuries to her name. She passed away on 29 December 1996, Shepway, Kent.

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