Heather Knight (2007)
Heather Knight is a right-handed batter and spin bowler and has been captain of the England women’s cricket team since 2016. She led the England team that won the 2017 Women’s World Cup and was appointed OBE for her services to cricket. She was also named one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2018.
Heather was born in Rochdale, Lancashire, in 1990, but was educated at Plymstock School in Plymouth, Devon. Her nickname is Trev, because when she first went to cricket camp, they misheard her name as Trevor, not Heather. She played club cricket for Plymstock CC in the Devon Cricket League and was awarded a Johnners Scholarship in 2007, when she was sixteen.
Heather made her England debut in 2010 in an ODI in Mumbai, and later became the first female cricketer to score 50 and take 5 wickets in an ODI innings. She also captained Western Storm in the Women’s Cricket Super League and was the competition’s leading run scorer across its four seasons. She has played cricket domestically in Australia since 2014 and is currently signed to Sydney Thunder.
In 2020, Heather Knight became the first woman and also the first England player to score an international century in all three formats of the game.