Shirt Number:
Playing Style:
Left Hand Bat, Left Arm Medium
Westminster, London
May 2022 v Thunder
40 v SE Stars (July 2022), 2-13 v Thunder (May 2022)

Freya Kemp


Freya Kemp burst onto the scene in the 2022 Charlotte Edwards Cup where, aged just 17 years old, her left-arm seamers picked up the second most wickets for the Vipers - 9 - whilst she scored 54 runs at more than a run-a-ball.

Kemp then continued her form in the early stages of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, scoring 46 runs in two matches, at an astonishing strike rate of 158.62.

Her performances and promise with both bat and ball earnt her a call-up to the England-A squad, and she played in a T20 and an ODI warmup match against South Africa.

England Head Coach Lisa Keightley then named Kemp in her 15-player IT20 squad against South Africa.

She won her maiden England cap in the third and final IT20 against the Proteas, where she completed a tidy return of 2-18 in three overs.

Kemp remained in the squad for the first-ever women’s cricket event in the Commonwealth Games, and the 17-year-old responded by leading the wicket tallies for the host nation, picking up more poles than veteran seamer Katherine Brunt, 20 years Kemp's senior, and against India in September 2022, Kemp became the youngest ever Englishwoman to score an IT20 half-century at the age of 17 years and 145 days.

Strong T20 performances earned Kemp an ODI debut at Canterbury where she took the wicket of Pooja Vastrekar for 18. In the final match of the international summer, Kemp dismissed Jhulan Goswami for a golden duck, and followed it up with the wicket of Renuka Singh Thakur, also for a duck, to finish with figures of 2-24.

Having made her mark firmly on the international scene in just her first year playing in the Vipers' first XI, Kemp was awarded her maiden ECB central contract in November 2022.

Freya Kemp in Numbers:

  • Matches: 9
  • Runs: 100
  • High Score: 40 (v SE Stars, RHFT, 2022)
  • Wickets: 10
  • Best Bowling: 2-13 (v Thunder, CEC, 2022)