A left-arm fast bowler, Lucy was voted Vodafone Player of the Year in both 2003 and 2000, when she was the first woman to receive the award.
Became only the second woman in over 70 years of Test cricket to take 11 wickets in a Test, and the first for nearly 50 years against Australia at The Bradman Oval in February 2003. The amazing wicket haul included innings-best figures of 7-51.
England’s leading strike bowler in 2003/4 with an economy rate of 2.8 and an average of 18, Lucy has consistently been England’s leading wicket-taker.
Worked, coached and played in Australia in 1995 and made her England debut in 1996 in the third Test against New Zealand.
Read English at Oxford and played hockey as well as cricket. Teaches English and PE at Solihull School.
Was named in the squad for the 2005 World Cup and took 3-23 as England comfortably beat Sri Lanka in the second group match after the opener against Australia was abandoned due to rain.
She also claimed 2-32 against hosts South Africa in the fifth match, as England claimed a comfortable eight-wicket win, but injury prevented her from playing in the semi-final defeat against favourites Australia.
Announced her retirement from all forms of cricket in April 2005 to concentrate on her teaching career.
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