Jenny Gunn

Born on 9th May 1986 in Nottingham, former Test, ODI and T20 International player for England, Jennifer Louise Gunn.

Jenny made her debut for Nottingham in 2001. A right hand batter and right-arm medium-fast bowler, she would go on to play for England and score a half century in every format of the game. Clearly handy with bat in England’s middle order, but her awkward bowling action made her a difficult customer with ball in hand.

Jenny’s ODI debut came in 2003/04 against South Africa at Port Elizabeth. It was the first of 144 matches in the format, spanning nearly sixteen years and four World Cups, including the victorious World Cup final of 2017. She would go on to score 1629 runs in the format at 19.62, with five half centuries. Her 136 wickets at 28.10 is second on England’s all-time wicket takers (KH Brunt has 153) with a best of 5-22 against Pakistan in July 2013.

2004 saw Jenny debut in both Test cricket and T20 Internationals. Her Test debut was against New Zealand at Scarborough and she took 2-39 from twenty overs. She would play in five Ashes series during her career which included eleven Tests. Her 29 wickets came at 22.24 runs per wicket and her best of 5-19 was against India at Wormsley in 2014, a decade after her debut. Her solitary half century with the bat, 62 not out, was in the same Test and she was awarded Player of the Match.

Jenny’s 104 T20 Internationals makes a total of 259 matches representing England across all three formats. In T201s she took 75 wickets which places her fourth on England’s all-time wicket takers. Her best of 5-18 came against New Zealand at Bridgetown in 2013.

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