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The star turn of this season’s Women’s County Championship was undoubtedly Sophie Ecclestone, with a massive 27 wickets in 7 games for title winners Lancashire. (By comparison last season’s top-ranked bowler – Kent’s Megan Belt – took just 16 wickets.) Ecclestone took two 5fers, including 6-12 in the crucial final match of the season, which catapulted Lancashire over Warwickshire and Yorkshire to the title.
Meanwhile, Yorkshire leg-spinner Katie Levick eased past one “C.M. Edwards” into 3rd place in the “All Time” list of Div 1 wicket-takers, with another 21 wickets this season.
In a season more than ever dominated by spinners, only one fast bowler made the top 10 – Holly Huddleston. Huddleston might not have had a great KSL (though Finals Day is still to come) but 50-over cricket is really her game, and she showed it again in this year’s County Champs.
One to watch for the future is Berkshire’s 17-year-old off-spinner Emma Walker, who made the list at No. 11 in her debut season, with 11 wickets including a 5fer against Middlesex. (She also top-scored for Berkshire in their last match against Kent!)
|1. Sophie Ecclestone||7||27||2.76|
|2. Katie Levick||7||21||2.68|
|3. Anisha Patel||7||14||2.93|
|4. Kirstie Gordon||7||13||2.89|
|5. Sophia Dunkley||4||11||2.56|
|6. Kaitie Thompson||7||10||2.48|
|7. Linsey Smith||4||9||2.34|
|8. Rebecca Grundy||7||10||2.76|
|9. Jodie Dibble||7||12||3.73|
|10. Holly Huddleston||4||9||2.8|
|11. Emma Walker||6||11||3.44|
|12. Liz Russell||3||10||3.41|
|13. Sophie Munro||4||10||3.58|
|14. Ellen Burt||7||10||3.62|
|15. Rachel Dickinson||7||9||3.3|
|16. Teresa Graves||5||7||2.86|
|17. Alice Davidson-Richards||5||8||3.28|
|18. Megan Belt||7||9||3.76|
|19. Natalie Brown||7||6||2.57|
|20. Izzy Westbury||5||11||4.87|
Bowling Ranking = Wickets / Economy