Shirt Number:
Playing Style:
Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Medium-Fast
Bath, Somerset
May 2022 v Thunder
2-23 v Lightning (May 2022)

Anya Shrubsole

Bowler & Coach

Anya Shrubsole was born in Bath, Somerset on 7th December 1991 and is a right handed batter and right arm medium bowler.

Shrubsole joined the Vipers as a player-coach ahead of the 2022 season after she announced her retirement from all international cricket off the back of the 2022 World Cup Final.

Shrubsole made her county debut aged just 12 years old for Somerset in 2004 where she played for 15 years until 2018 when she made the move to Berkshire for the 2019 season and beyond.

She made her international debut in on 14th August 2008, aged 16, in an ODI against South Africa and picked up the wicket of Marcia Letsoalo before taking three wickets against the same opposition on 23rd August.

Shrubsole, nicknamed ‘Hoof’, will be most remembered for her role in the 2017 World Cup, as she took career-best figures of 6-46 in the final at Lord’s, and took the winning wicket to bowl India out for 291, as England won the World Cup for a fourth time.

In 2018, she became the first woman to feature on the cover of the Wisden Cricketer’s Almanack, and was handed a full central contract by England in 2019 before being names as the ICC’s Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade in 2020.

She was drafted by Southern Brave and captained the side to the final of the first ever Hundred competition, and was retained by the Brave for the 2022 season.

Shrubsole played six matches in the Vipers successful Charlotte Edwards Cup campaign in 2022, where she took four wickets at 28.50.

Anya Shrubsole in Numbers:

  • Matches: 6
  • Runs: 1
  • High Score: 1 (v Northern Diamonds, CEC, 2022)
  • Wickets: 4
  • Best Bowling: 2-23 (v Lightning, CEC, 2022)