Best known as the right-arm leg spinning, right-batting captain of the English woman's national cricket team. She has gained wide renown for her storied career with the Kent Women's cricket team, with whom she won her 6th Women's County championship title in 2014.
She made her professional debut in 1994 as a member of the East Anglia Women team. She made her English national team debut in 1995, and became the then-youngest player to play for the country.
In 2009, she was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in recognition of her national cricket career. She was subsequently appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2014. She led the English national team to a 2009 World Cup victory.
She was born and raised in Huntingdon, England.
She became the English national women's cricket team's full-time captain in 2005 following an injury to Clare Connor.