Warwickshire County Cricket Club women’s team have bolstered their squad ahead of the defence of the Vitality County T20 title by securing former Lancashire captain Evelyn Jones for the 2020 season.
Left-hand opening bat and slow left-arm bowler Jones (27) was born in Shrewsbury and initially played for her native Shropshire before moving on to neighbouring Staffordshire and subsequently Lancashire to play Division One cricket; appointed as captain ahead of the 2018 season.
Jones, who recently signed for Birmingham Phoenix in The Hundred, has also been part of Kia Super League (KSL) since its inauguration in 2016, initially with Loughborough Lightning before joining Lancashire Thunder in the following season.
Evelyn was part of the England academy programme and has been on the fridges of international selection for several years. Given that she also boasts leadership experience, she’s an excellent addition to the squad as we bid to retain our first domestic trophy.Paul Farbrace
Paul Farbrace, Sport Director at Warwickshire CCC, said: “Evelyn was part of the England academy programme and has been on the fridges of international selection for several years. Given that she also boasts leadership experience, she’s an excellent addition to the squad as we bid to retain our first domestic trophy.
“As well as winning our first trophy, last year proved to be a very big summer for women’s and girls’ cricket in Warwickshire, with our Under 17s girls securing the national title and we had more players taking part in the KSL than any other county.
“We’re committed to building on this and to helping more of our talented players go on to shine on the biggest stage in the women’s game.”
The Bears begin their defence of the Vitality County Women’s T20 on Friday 8 May, with games with away fixtures to Surrey and Cricket Wales.
They play eight games in total over four weekends, finishing on Sunday 21 June before the inaugural season of The Hundred gets underway and the subsequent 50-over matches in the new eight-region competition.