Rainford-Brent is predominantly a medium-pace bowler but is also a hard-hitting batter.
She first played for England at the age of 17, in 2001, but two serious back injuries put paid to her career for several years.
She played two one-day internationals against Holland and Ireland, taking the wicket of Caroline Hes but did not return to the international fold until 2007 when she was chosen for the quadrangular World Series against India, Australia and New Zealand.
It was a testament to the hard work and dedication that she put in, supported by the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme and the Sport Lottery fund, that she was able to strengthen her back enough to start playing cricket again.
She did not appear for England that summer but toured with them the following winter. She was recalled to the one-day side in the summer of 2008.
She helped England to World Cup glory in March 2009 and was part of the squad that won the World Twenty20 in June.