Was first called into the England side for the NatWest Women's Series against Australia in 2005 and was the youngest member of the squad at 18.
First started playing at the age of 13 and came to the attention of the international selectors following outstanding performances in the 2005 Super Fours.
On the third weekend of the the tournament she took 2-20 with her off spin for the Knight Riders against the strong V Team, and followed that up with 2-27 in a seven-wicket win over England captain Clare Connor's Braves' side.
That saw her come into the national squad for a summer which saw England claim their first Test series win over Australia in 42 years
She played the opening three games in the one-day series and took her first wicket in international cricket in the third game at Stratford when she dismissed Kate Blackwell.
That helped England clinch a two-run win against the world champions, their first victory against their rivals in 12 years.
Played in three of the five one-day games and did enough to be selected for the winter tour to Sri Lanka and India at the end of 2005.
Made an impressive start to the trip when she claimed four wickets for just 16 runs in the two ODIs in Sri Lanka as England won the series 2-0, although the tourists then suffered a 4-1 defeat in India.