Wilson to join Kent Women
Wilson to join Kent Women

Kent Cricket have announced that England Cricket star and 2017 World Cup winner, Fran Wilson, will be joining the club for the 2019 season.

The 27-year-old has 35 caps for England and has played limited overs cricket across the world, including stints at Sydney Thunder in the Women’s Big Bash League, Wellington Blaze in New Zealand and Western Storm in the Kia Super League.

The right-hander averages 37.64 in one-day competition and 31.66 in T20 respectively, in a career spanning twelve years to date.

The Farnham-born batter was an integral part of England’s 2017 Women’s World Cup winning squad, playing in all but one of England’s fixtures, amassing an impressive 81 runs against India in England’s opening game and playing in the Final itself. Wilson was also part of the squad that reached the final of the ICC World T20 2018 in the West Indies this month.

Speaking about her move to Kent Cricket, Wilson said: “I feel this is the right time in my career to take on a new challenge and this is a great opportunity for me.”

“Kent is one of the most successful counties in women’s cricket, with one of the best squads in the country. I can’t wait to be a part of this talented group of players.”

Director of Cricket, Paul Downton said: “Fran is a batter of the highest quality and we are delighted that she has decided to join us ahead of the 2019 season. Her experience and proven run-scoring ability will be a big boost to our County Championship and T20 campaigns. She will also be a terrific role model for our younger county players.”

England Women contest a WODI as part of the Women’s Ashes against Australia this summer at The Spitfire Ground, St. Lawrence in Canterbury.

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