England and Kent captain Charlotte Edwards, the current leader for this season’s Walter Lawrence Women’s Award, has upped the stakes by bettering her score of 129 with a blistering knock of 151. Sharing an opening stand of 253 with Tammy Beaumont, Edwards hit 22 fours in her innings, scored off just 142 balls, in the Royal London Women’s One-Day Cup match against Sussex Women at Arundel on June 22.
Making her debut for England at the age of 16 and taking over the captaincy in 2005, Edwards’ glittering career goes from strength to strength. Charlotte’s umpteen highlights and honours include: leading England to World Cup victory and being made an MBE in 2009; named ECB Women’s Cricketer of the Year and being chosen as one of Wisden’s Cricketers of the Year in 2014, after skippering England to back-to-back Ashes successes against Australia; being made a CBE in June. She has played in 21 Tests, 178 One-Day Internationals and 78 T20 Internationals.