Beaumont named as one of five Wisden Cricketers of the Year

Wednesday 10th April 2019


Beaumont named as one of five Wisden Cricketers of the Year

Kent Women Captain Tammy Beaumont has been named as one of Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year for 2019.

Beaumont finished the 2018 season one of three names shortlisted for the NatWest England Women’s Player of the Summer, capping off an impressive home season for the Dover-born batter.

April saw the 28-year-old become the fourth Kent player to receive 50 ODI caps for England, following from Charlotte Edwards, Lydia Greenway and current Kent teammate Laura Marsh.

The Kent Women Captain excelled as a key part of the England Women ODI squad, averaging 50.22 with the bat in nine ODIs in 2018.

Successive centuries against South Africa firstly at Hove (101) and then at her home ground at The Spitfire Ground, St. Lawrence (105) triggered a run of form where Beaumont did not score under 40 runs in an ODI for the rest of the calendar year.

Another impressive performance for England in T20I competition saw Beaumont record her highest career T20I total on 20th June, again versus South Africa, scoring a mammoth 116 from just 52 balls at a strike rate of over 223.00. In that fixture, England recorded the highest ever innings total in a women’s T20 international.

At the end of her devastating Summer for England, the right-hander was named England Women Most Valuable Player after two Summer series against South Africa and New Zealand.

In October 2018, she was named in England’s squad for the 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies alongside Kent teammate Tash Farrant and Kent’s new signing, Fran Wilson. Ahead of the tournament, she was named as one of the players to watch.

England narrowly lost out to rivals Australia in the Final, with Beaumont England’s fourth highest run scorer in the tournament.

2019 sees Beaumont and England contest the Women’s Ashes. The Kent Academy graduate will no doubt be an integral part of the squad for England again this year.

Kent’s Wisden Cricketers of the Year

1892 – F. Martin
1894 – A. Hearne
1898 – J.R. Mason
1903 – C.J. Burnup
1904 – C. Blythe
1907 – A. Fielder
1907 – K.L. Hutchings
1910 – D.W. Carr
1910 – A.P. Day
1911 – F.E. Woolley
1915 – H.T.W. Hardinge
1922 – J.L. Bryan
1923 – A.P. Freeman
1929 – L.E.G. Ames
1940 – D.V.P. Wright
1951 – T.G. Evans
1956 – M.C. Cowdrey
1969 – D.L. Underwood
1970 – A.P.E. Knott
1971 – B.W. Luckhurst
1975 – M.H. Denness
1976 – R.A. Woolmer
1979 – J.N. Shepherd
1986 – R.M. Ellison
1996 – P.A. de Silva
2005 – R.W.T. Key
2014 – C.M. Edwards
2019 – T.T. Beaumont

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(Title photo: Clare Skinner/MCC)

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