Rowe returns to Kent Women
Rowe returns to Kent Women

Kent Cricket have announced that former England Women star Susie Rowe will be re-joining the Club in the 2020 season.

Originally having played for Kent from 2004 – 2012, the 32-year-old was a part of five Women’s County Championship title-winning sides (2006, ’07, ’09, ’11, ’12) and two Kent teams that won the National Women’s T20 competition in 2011 & ’12.

A right-handed batter, Rowe scored 1,262 runs at an average of 35.05 in 70 matches across both formats for the Kent Women in her first eight-year spell with the Horses.

Her Kent high-score of 67 runs from 59 balls came in a T20 match against Yorkshire in August 2012.

Lewisham-born Rowe also made 23 appearances for England Women between 2011 & 2013 in limited overs cricket.

After originally stepping away from cricket in 2015 after two seasons playing for Surrey, Rowe has featured in the Women’s England Hockey League Premier Division for Canterbury Hockey Club, after playing International hockey for England at Under-21 level.

She is now also Player-Coach of Maidstone Women’s Hockey Club after a playing spell at Sevenoaks.

On re-joining the Horses for the 2020 season, Rowe said: “The profile of Women’s cricket has massively grown in the past few years and it’s been fantastic to see.

“With England’s Women’s World Cup win in 2017 and the introduction of the Women’s Hundred, it’s a great time to be involved with the sport and it’s a real motivator for women to get into cricket.

“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to pull on the Kent Women jersey once more, and I’m really looking forward to hitting the ground running back amongst a very talented group here.”

Kent’s Director of Cricket, Paul Downton, said: “Susie’s achievements as a Kent Women player during her first spell here are remarkable.

“To play at International level and also win seven domestic trophies as a Kent player shows that Susie is a very talented cricketer, and she will be an asset to have amongst what is still a very young and talented group in the Kent Women’s squad.”


 
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