Jenny Gunn is one of the world’s leading all-rounders and England’s all-time leading wicket-taker in Women’s One-Day Internationals.
She achieved that record in 2013 and although she may hold records for her bowling, she is a powerful batsman and excellent fielder as well.
Making her international ODI debut aged 17 in South Africa in February 2004, she followed that with a Test debut against New Zealand in August of the same year.
One year later, she played in both Tests against Australia as England regained the Ashes. She has since won the Ashes in 2009, 2013 and 2014, the latter two when the series switched to a multi-format event.
She has played in three Women’s World Cups (2005, 2009, 2013) and four Women’s World Twenty20 (2009, 2010, 2012, 2014) events. She was unfortunately ruled out of the 2009 World Cup final through injury and had to watch from the sidelines as England beat New Zealand.
However, later that year, she took two wickets and was unbeaten at the crease when England lifted the Women’s World Twenty20 trophy at Lord’s.
Her versatility as a fast-bowling, hard-hitting all-rounder has earned her the right to play cricket around the world, representing Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire in English domestic cricket as well as South Australia and Western Australia.
She was awarded the MBE for services to cricket in the Queen’s 2014 Birthday Honours List, continuing to take key wickets as England won series against India, South Africa and New Zealand between 2014 and 2015.