Evelyn Jones

Classy left-handed opening bat and slow left-arm bowler Evelyn Jones, aged 28, was born in Shrewsbury and initially played for Shropshire before moving to neighbouring Staffordshire and subsequently Lancashire to play Division One cricket. She was appointed as captain in 2018.

Evelyn, who boasts significant leadership experience, has been a member of the England Academy Programme and has been on the fringes of international selection for several years. Evelyn has been part of the Kia Super League since its inauguration in 2016, initially with Loughborough Lightning before joining Lancashire Thunder. She was signed by the Warwickshire Bears and Birmingham Phoenix Hundred Team in 2019.

Evelyn has also achieved her ECB Level 2 coach qualification and when she’s not playing or coaching, works as tutor. In 2014 Evelyn represented MCC in China and Hong Kong, helping develop the game of cricket in Asia.

Marie Kelly

Opening batter Marie Kelly, aged 24, is one of our longest standing Bears, having represented Warwickshire throughout all the age groups through to becoming captain of the women’s team, guiding the Bears to National T20 Champions last summer. Marie was leading run-scorer in the competition and was voted as ‘Players Player’ at the conclusion of the season.

Marie is one of the most consistent performers in the country and has been a part of the Emerging Players Programme, England Women’s Academy and the Warwickshire Men’s Academy. Marie represented England U19s against Sri Lanka and South Africa Women and has also toured Abu Dhabi with the MCC.

Marie represented Southern Vipers, alongside Birmingham Bears teammate Issy Wong, and has also been selected to be part of the Birmingham Phoenix Hundred side. Marie has also achieved her ECB Level 3 coach qualification and coaches the West Midlands Wildcats, which is set to become the Central Sparks Academy this winter.

Issy Wong

Seam bowler Issy Wong, who at only 18, already has genuine pace and X Factor, is an exciting local prospect.

In 2019, aged 17, Issy represented the Southern Vipers to become the youngest player in the Kia Super League and was selected to be part of the England Academy squad for 2019-20, featuring against Australia A last summer. Issy was a crucial member of the victorious 2019 Birmingham Bears T20 team and was named as part of the Birmingham Phoenix Hundred side.

Issy, who in 2019 bowled around the 70mph mark at only 17, is hopeful of being the first female to bowl 80mph. It’s not just bowling that Issy is quick at – when challenged to solve a Rubik’s Cube live on Sky Sports during a Kia Super League game, Issy nonchalantly solved the puzzle in an astonishing 33 seconds!

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 was selected as part of the Birmingham Phoenix Hundred team.

Sarah Glenn

20 year-old Sarah Glenn is England’s leg break bowler. 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. Sarah represented Derbyshire in age-group cricket and Loughborough Lightning in the Kia Super League, where she achieved the best economy rate by a spinner last season (11 wickets at 6.05 runs per over). Sarah has also played hockey internationally at a junior level before deciding to focus on cricket.

Emily Arlott

Emily Arlott has represented Worcestershire throughout age group cricket to the Senior Women’s team.

Emily has featured as part of the England Women’s Academy and currently works for Worcestershire as a County age group coach.

When not playing cricket, Emily can be found climbing up the Malvern hills on her bike.

Hannah Baker

16-year-old Hannah Baker is an up and coming leg-spin bowler, who, this year joined Warwickshire Country from Worcestershire and has been selected for the England Women’s Academy Spin programme.

Last year, Hannah played for the England Women’s Academy against a Women’s Global Development squad.

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 and, since her arrival, has enjoyed plenty of success as a batting all-rounder and off-spin bowler, central to the 2019 winning T20 Cup squad.

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 and was selected in the Birmingham Phoenix Hundred squad. Thea has also played netball at regional level.

Gwenan Davies

Gwenan Davies is a Welsh wicket keeper batter, who was another instrumental member of the Bears T20 Cup win last year.

Gwenan 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, where she is also an Assistant Housemistress.

Georgia Davies

Georgia Davies is another home-grown Warwickshire star, having been through the Warwickshire pathway from age group cricket to becoming the Bears ‘go to spinner’ and one of the most consistent bowlers in the senior side.

Georgia was a crucial member of last year’s T20 Cup winning side, taking three wickets in the final game to beat Lancashire to the title.

In 2019, Georgia played for the Yorkshire Diamonds Kia Super League team, resulting in her being selected for the Northern Superchargers Hundred squad.

Highly regarded as being the life and soul of the team when she takes the field, when not playing, Georgia, nicknamed ‘Bumble’ by her teammates, is often found looking at statistics or commentating on the game.

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 in March.

Milly Home

Milly Home is a top order batter who was another key member of Warwickshire’s T20 Cup success last year.

Another talented sportswoman, Milly represented England in last year’s U19 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.

She was fortunate to be at the ICC World T20 in Melbourne in March 2020, watching Australia storm to victory against India followed by a performance by Katy Perry!

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 and has recently received confirmation of her acceptance to Loughborough University.

Liz Russell

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

Liz is Captain of Walmley Cricket Club, helping to move Club cricket in the region forwards.

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