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Evelyn Jones

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.

 

Emily Arlott

Right arm seamer Emily Arlott has represented Worcestershire from age group to seniors, before becoming a professional player for Central Sparks.

Arlott earned her maiden call up to England in 2021, when she was named in the England test squad to face India. Her international recognition came after a sensational start to the 2021 season, most notably taking 5/29 against Southern Vipers.

Emily also plays for Birmingham Phoenix. She was named in the PCA Women’s Team of the Year.

Ami Campbell

Powerful left-handed batter, Campbell joins Central Sparks from Northern Diamonds. Campbell has been awarded her first professional contract after an outstanding 2021 season, where she top-scored for Northern Diamonds in both the playoff and final of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy.

Ami also plays for Northern Superchargers in The Hundred.

Gwen Davies

Left-handed power hitter and wicket keeper Gwen Davies became a professional player for Central Sparks in 2020.

Gwen has represented Yorkshire Diamonds and Surrey Stars in the Kia Super League and has played football for Wales. Gwen is currently Head of Girls Cricket at Shrewsbury School.

Gwen also plays for Birmingham Phoenix.

Abbey Freeborn

Wicket-keeper batter, Freeborn has transferred to Central Sparks from Lightning.

Freeborn was Lightning’s top scorer in the 2021 Charlotte Edwards Cup and was named in the PCA Women’s Team of the Year alongside now fellow Sparks players, Eve Jones and Emily Arlott.

Abbey also plays for Trent Rockets.

Issy Wong

Seam bowler Issy Wong has genuine pace and is an exciting prospect aged just 19.

Wong was Central Sparks’ highest wicket taker in 2021, taking 18 wickets across the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy and Charlotte Edwards Cup. She accompanied England on a tour of New Zealand as a development opportunity, and has been selected for England Academy on numerous occasions.

After a successful season with Central Sparks and Birmingham Phoenix, Issy was picked up by Sydney Thunder to play in the WBBL.

Amy Jones

Amy Jones is England’s first choice wicket keeper and a dynamic top order batter. Amy has represented England in one Test match, 44 ODIs and 49 T20s since her debut in 2013. Amy has also played for Warwickshire, Loughborough Lightning in the Kia Super League and Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash and in 2021 was captain of the Birmingham Phoenix Hundred team.

Amy had a memorable summer playing with Sparks, including a stunning 163* (114) at Edgbaston – comfortably the highest score of the whole competition.

Sarah Glenn

Sarah Glenn is England’s choice leg spinner. Sarah made her ODI and T20I debuts for England against Pakistan in December 2019 and was named in England’s squad for the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia.

In 2020, Glenn was voted as the PCA Player of the Year, and took home Player of the Series award after the England series against West Indies. She is consistently ranked one of the ICC’s best T20i bowlers in the world. Sarah has also played hockey internationally at a junior level before deciding to focus on cricket.

Hannah Baker

17-year-old Hannah Baker is an up and coming leg-spin bowler has been selected for the England Women’s Academy Spin programme.

Hannah played for the England Women’s Academy against a Women’s Global Development squad. In her debut for Warwickshire, Baker took 4/14.

Hannah played for Welsh Fire in The Hundred.

Clare Boycott

Clare Boycott is an all-rounder who represents Worcestershire county and Astwood Bank Men’s Cricket Club.

Clare’s highlight on a cricket pitch was winning BUCS gold at Lord’s with Loughborough MCCU.

Thea Brookes

Thea Brookes joined the Warwickshire setup in 2017.

In 2019, Thea made consistent contributions with a crucial 45 not out in the must-win final game of the T20 season so help secure a Bears victory.

Thea has also represented Yorkshire Diamonds, Loughborough Lightning and Southern Vipers in the Kia Super League. Thea has also played netball at regional level.

Georgia Davis

Georgia Davis is a home-grown Warwickshire star, having been through the Warwickshire pathway from age group cricket. Her off spin bowling is sharp and consistent, evident in her haul of wickets for Central Sparks.

Georgia took a fantastic 4/12 against South East Stars which contributed to her becoming Sparks’ best performing T20 bowler.

In 2019, Georgia played for the Yorkshire Diamonds Kia Super League team, and in 2021 featured for Trent Rockets in the Hundred.

Poppy Davies

Poppy Davies is a wicket keeper batter who has represented Staffordshire and Tamworth Cricket Club.

Poppy has just completed her second year at Loughborough University and is also a handy tennis player.

Once Poppy hangs up her cricket spikes, she has her sights on becoming a cricket coach.

Chloe Hill

Chloe Hill is a wicket keeper batter from Buckinghamshire who has represented Worcestershire county.

Chloe also plays for Tring Park CC’s men’s 1st team and was the first female wicket keeper in the Home Counties Premier League.

Chloe is also a player ambassador for Lord’s Taverners, which has enabled her to play alongside legends of the game, most recently touring South Africa.

Milly Home

Milly Home is a right handed batter who has shown her prowess with huge scores for Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

Another talented sportswoman, Milly has represented England at the Lacrosse World Cup in Canada and used to indoor climb competitively.

Anisha Patel

Anisha Patel is a leg-spin bowler who has represented Warwickshire throughout county age group to senior women, featuring in last year’s Bears T20 Cup win.

Anisha works in pharmacovigilance and has also achieved her ECB Level 2 coach qualification.

 

Grace Potts

18 year-old Grace Potts is a seam bowler, who has represented Staffordshire and the England Women’s Academy against an ICC touring side in 2019.

A talented sportswoman, Grace has also played netball and hockey for Staffordshire. On her debut for Central Sparks, Potts took the key wickets of both openers of South East Stars.

Liz Russell

Liz Russell is a swing bowler who is another member of the successful Warwickshire T20 Cup winning team.

Liz played for Northern Superchargers in The Hundred, stealing the wickets of overseas players Georgia Redmayne and Rachael Priest.

When not playing cricket Liz works for the NHS as a pharmacy technical at Solihull hospital. Liz has also represented England at Rounders.