Rachael Heyhoe-Flint

Rachael Heyhoe-Flint

Infobox cricketer biography
playername = Rachael Heyhoe-Flint
female = true
country = England
fullname = Rachael Heyhoe-Flint
living = true
dayofbirth = 11
monthofbirth = 6
yearofbirth = 1939
placeofbirth = Wolverhampton
countryofbirth = England
batting = Right-handed
bowling = Right arm leg spin
role = Batsman
international = true
testdebutdate = 2 December
testdebutyear = 1960
testdebutagainst = South Africa

lasttestdate = 1 July
lasttestyear = 1979
lasttestagainst = West Indies
odidebutdate = 23 June
odidebutyear = 1973
odidebutagainst = International XI

lastodidate = 7 February
lastodiyear = 1982
lastodiagainst = Australia
club1 = West Midlands Women
year1 = 1980 – 1982
deliveries = balls
columns = 2
column1 = Tests
matches1 = 22
runs1 = 1594
bat avg1 = 45.54
100s/50s1 = 3/10
top score1 = 179
deliveries1 = 402
wickets1 = 3
bowl avg1 = 68.00
fivefor1 = –
tenfor1 = –
best bowling1 = 1/3
catches/stumpings1 = 13/–
column2 = ODI
matches2 = 23
runs2 = 643
bat avg2 = 58.45
100s/50s2 = 1/4
top score2 = 114
deliveries2 = 18
wickets2 = 1
bowl avg2 = 20.00
fivefor2 = –
tenfor2 = –
best bowling2 = 1/13
catches/stumpings2 = 6/–
date = 29 December
year = 2007
source = http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/53887.html Cricinfo

Rachael Heyhoe-Flint OBE Deputy Lieutenant [DL] for West Midlands(born 11 June 1939, in Wolverhampton) is probably the best known female cricketer in England. She was a member of the English women's cricket team from 1960 to 1982. She was captain of England from 1966 to 1978, and was unbeaten in six Test series. She was captain when England won the inaugural Women's Cricket World Cup, held in England in 1973.

Heyhoe-Flint was chiefly a batsman. She played in 22 Women's Test cricket matches, with a batting average of 45.54 in 38 innings. She scored three Test centuries, including her highest score of 179, a world record when she scored it against Australia at the Oval in 1976, earning a draw to save the series by batting for more than 8½ hours. She was captain of the first England women's team to play at Lord's in the 1976 Women's Ashes series. She also hit the first six in a women's Test match in 1963, also at the Oval against Australia. After being replaced as England captain in 1978, she played her last Test match in the 1979 series against West Indies, but went on to play in the 1982 Women's Cricket World Cup.

Since retiring from cricket, Heyhoe-Flint has been a cricket journalist and broadcaster, and after-dinner speaker. She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1972, and was one of the first ten women admitted to the MCC in 1999, as an honorary life member. In 2004, she was the first woman elected to the full committee of the MCC. Outside cricket, she played as goalkeeper for the England national field hockey team in 1964. She has been a director of Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. since 1997. She has been President of the Lady Taverners since 2001. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours. [ [http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/england/content/story/328050.html Radley and Heyhoe-Flint honoured] , Cricinfo, Retrieved on 29 December 2007]

With Netta Rheinberg, she co-authored a history of women's cricket: "Fair Play - the story of women's cricket", Angus & Robertson, 1976, ISBN 978-0207956980.

She was educated at Wolverhampton Girls' High School.


External links

* [http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/53887.html Player profile] from Cricinfo
* [http://www.brad.ac.uk/admin/pr/pressreleases/2002/heyhoe-flint.htm Biography from 2002] on her honorary doctorate from University of Bradford
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/297853.stm MCC delivers first 10 maidens] (BBC News, 16 March 1999)

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