Classy left-handed opening bat and medium pace left-arm bowler Evelyn Jones, aged 29, was born in Shrewsbury and in her county career has played for Shropshire, Staffordshire, Lancashire and Warwickshire.
Eve has been Central Sparks captain since the team’s first game. In 2021, she was voted PCA Women’s Player of the Year, the first time a domestic women’s player had received such an accolade. This came after winning two seperate PCA Player of the Month awards, the PCA Charlotte Edwards Cup MVP and PCA Overall MVP throughout the season.
Evelyn top scored for Birmingham Phoenix – including two half centuries – becoming the only domestic player to be one of the competition’s top five run scorers. After a stellar 2021 season, Jones was selected to play for Melbourne Renegades in the WBBL.