Lisa Nye

Born on October 24 1966 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, is former England Test and ODI wicket keeper, Lisa Nye.Not “just a wicket keeper”.

Lisa began her career playing as an opener and wicket keeper, building her craft while playing for junior teams and second XI’s in Kent from 1984, before bursting onto the international scene for England in no less than a World Cup series in 1988. In her debut match against New Zealand in Perth she took three catches and stumping. It wasn’t until the fourth match of her career that she actually got a bat.

Lisa made her Test debut in 1991/2 in the first of three Test matches against New Zealand. It was in the third Test match of that series that the most amazing record was made. Karen Plummer won the toss for New Zealand and batted. The home team were all out for 142, with Jo Chamberlain taking 5-26 and Carole Hodges picking up 4-24. However all the action was behind the wicket. Lisa Nye took six catches and two stumpings to record eight dismissals in one innings. It is a record that still stands today. The six catches in an innings is also a record.

In her four Tests for England, Lisa hardly got a bat, but her keeping record stands tall, with 10 catches and 3 stumpings. In the ODI arena, in 21 matches, 10 catches and 9 stumpings.

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