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2019 Diary

A Ramble on Women's Cricket
 - with diversions -

This diary will be updated erratically throughout the year.

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Jenny Gunn Retires

It's hard to know how to start typing this short tribute. That's not because Jen has played only a handful of matches or had a very short career - in fact it's quite the opposite and maybe the stats will show both her longevity and her success.
 
But I can show a few instances from maybe before,  dear reader, you started playing or watching this sport.

 

[Jenny Gunn]

 

Jenny Gunn bowling in 2001

 

[Jenny Gunn]

 

A characteristic image of Jen bowling during the days of the Super 4s in 2004

 

[Jenny Gunn]

 

...and bowling for England in the same year

[Jenny Gunn]

However as stats below show Jen knows how to wield a hefty willow (2004)

[Jenny Gunn]

Representing Notts in county cricket (2014 above) and latterly Warwickshire (below in 2016)

[Jenny Gunn]

Let's take a look at the numbers. She is (at least according to Twitter) the only England player to make 1,000 runs and take 100 wickets for her country. She has two world cup winners medals and one world T20 winners medals. She has also taken part in 5 Ashes winning campaigns. 
Can you remember the days before Jen appeared in County and International cricket? I can, but only just!!!

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