Kent Cricket is delighted to announce that England international Kirstie Gordon will play for Kent Women during the 2020 season.
The Scotland-born left-arm spinner has played for England in Women’s Test and T20I cricket, making her Test debut against Australia at Taunton this past July, taking the wickets of Alyssa Healy and Meg Lanning on her way to match bowling figures of 3/119.
Gordon has also played five T20Is for England so far in her career, taking eight wickets at a bowling average of 12.25, with best figures of 3/6 on debut against Bangladesh in November 2018.
The 22-year-old has featured for Nottinghamshire Women since 2016, taking 6 wickets in 5 Women’s Royal London County Championship matches in last season and 8 wickets in 4 National T20 matches in 2019 at a bowling average of merely 6.50 and economy of just 3.71, taking a wicket, on average, every 10.5 deliveries.
She finished 2019’s National T20 competition as the league’s ninth highest wicket-taker in Division One, despite bowling far fewer overs than her counterparts in the top ten.
For the past two Summers, Gordon has also featured for the Loughborough Lightning in the Kia Super League (KSL), taking 37 wickets in 25 career KSL appearances at only 14.48, with best figures of 3/13 against the Surrey Stars in August 2018.
On joining Kent Cricket, Gordon said: “I’ve played with a few of the girls before and they all talk so highly of Kent and the facilities here.
“When the opportunity came to play in a women’s side with so much past success in the Championship and in T20 cricket, it was an easy decision to make at this stage in my career.
“I’d like to thank everyone at Notts for everything they’ve done for me and I’m looking forward to starting a new chapter as a Kent Women player.”
Kent’s Director of Cricket, Paul Downton, said: “Everyone associated with Kent Women is delighted that Kirstie has decided to join us at Kent.
“She has consistently taken wickets, especially in T20 cricket, across all levels of the game and her efforts so far in England colours have shown what an exciting young spinner she is.”