One of the fastest bowlers England have at their disposal, Shaw is also aggressive in her batting.
She started by playing Kwik Cricket at the age of seven and has been training at the Nottinghamshire Cricket Academy.
She made her debut in the 1999 European Cup and completed two years with the MCC Young Cricketer having become the first woman to join the scheme in 2002.
Shaw was selected in the 15-player squad for the Women's World Cup in South Africa in 2005.
Promoted to open the batting in the absence of Charlotte Edwards for the group game against holders New Zealand, she also took two wickets in the same match.
She helped England reach the semi-final stage before they were defeated by eventual champions Australia and did not feature against the same opponents the following summer.
Shaw also missed out on selection for the winter tour but was called up as a replacement for Katherine Brunt when she fractured a bone in her hand during the one-off Test in India.
She got her opportunity to return to the team in the third one-day international and made 15 not out in the closing stages of the England innings but was unable to prevent an eight-wicket defeat.
She also featured in the final two games of the tour but India won the series 4-1.
Shaw did not feature at all in 2006, but returned to the side in 2007 and scored a rapid 24 not out in the final match of the summer to complete victory against New Zealand at Shenley.
She helped England retain the Ashes in the one-off Test at Bowral in early 2008 where her 19 first-innings overs cost 18 runs and yielded two wickets.
She helped England remain unbeaten that summer.
She helped England to World Cup and World Twenty20 glory in 2009, coming in as a late replacement for Jenny Gunn in March’s 50-over final and claiming the match award with 4-34.