Julia Greenwood

Born on 1st February 1951 in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, former England Test and ODI fast bowler Julia Greenwood.

Julia also represented Young England in the inaugural World Cup in 1973 and in fact that was her debut in international cricket. In her debut match, against the Australians, Young England were bowled out for 57 but the young speedster from Yorkshire had the Aussies worried for a bit after she trapped Bev Wilson LBW and followed up with bowling Elaine Bray. The Aussies were 3/9 at one stage before normal service resumed.

Wickets against Jamaica and a best of 3-21 against the International XI. Julia played three ODIs for England and finished with 13 wickets at 17.07.

A Test debut against Australia in 1976 in Rachael Heyhoe’s team at Old Trafford. She played all three Tests that summer and then again against the West Indies in 1979. That series saw Julia hit her strides and in the first Test at Canterbury took a rare ten wicket haul, including her best Test figures of 6-49. Test cricket was certainly her better form of the game with her taking 29 wickets across six Tests at just 16.13, with three five wicket hauls as well as the mentioned 10 wicket haul.