Three Kent Women heroes receive county caps

Monday 5th July 2021


Three Kent Women heroes receive county caps

The Club is delighted to announce that three more Kent Women stars, both past and present, have been awarded with county caps.

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County caps are presented to players that have excelled for their county or given many years’ service to Kent, and 219 county caps have been awarded so far to Kent’s men’s players, starting in 1882, and 51 awarded to Kent Women from 1935 onwards.

In line with the Club’s Men’s team, caps are awarded for contributions made across the length and breadth of Kent Women’s 86 years of history to date.

With scorecards and statistics still being uncovered across what has now been over a year’s worth of research, two overseas stars for Kent Women were regrettably missed in the first announcement of 51 Women’s Caps.

The Club is pleased to right that wrong, and has now retrospectively awarded county caps to two former Horses, with the order of Kent Women’s caps changing to reflect their years of service.

The two retrospective Kent Women cap recipients are as follows:

Kent Women Cap no. 40: Charlotte Anneveld

Kent Women career: 2008-2009

The Australian joined Kent in 2008 as an overseas player and played in both the 2008 and 2009 seasons for Kent – she won the Women’s County Championship in 2009, and was the tournament’s top wicket taker with 24.

Overall in two seasons, she took 38 wickets in 17 matches for Kent at an average of only 12.03, and also averaged 32.44 with the bat, scoring 292 runs.

She scored 68 against Notts in 2009’s Championship, and also took 4-18 and 4-32 as Kent tried in vain to secure the T20 cup in 2009, finishing second to Surrey that season.

Kent Women Cap no. 50: Erin Bermingham

Kent Women career: 2014

The New Zealand international leg-break bowler was Kent’s overseas player in the 2014 season, the year of Kent Women’s sixth County Championship win.

Across both one-day and T20 formats, Bermingham took an astonishing 31 wickets in 12 matches, with a bowling average of just 7.96.

Her best figures of 4-7 against Essex remained Kent Women’s Club record T20 bowling figures until the 2021 season, and was one of four four-wicket hauls for the Horses in 2014.

Following a fantastic 2021 season for Kent Women, with only one official defeat, the Club has also awarded a county cap to:

Kent Women Cap no. 54: Phoebe Franklin

Kent Women career: 2014-present

Greenwich-born Franklin made her Kent Women debut as a 16-year-old in 2014 and to date has made 63 appearances to date in her Horses career – winning the County Championships of 2014, 2016 & 2019, as well as the National T20 competition of 2016, and the South East regional T20 competition in 2021.

The right-hander, also renowned as an impressive outfielder, has scored over 600 runs for the county, as well as taking 20 wickets when called upon with the ball.

She scored her first career half-century as a Kent Women player against Middlesex in 2021, and took some fantastic catches, as well as enacting run outs, across this season.

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