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Inducted: 2012


Career: 1968 - 1982

Test matches : 12

Test runs : 1,078

Test wickets : 50

One of the great all-rounders to ever play the women's game, Enid Bakewell shone in both Tests and ODIs. In the longer format, she played just 12 Tests, but amassed 1,078 runs and took 50 wickets.

Player Bio

Born on December 16, 1940, Enid Bakewell played for the English women's cricket team in 12 Tests and in 23 One-Day International matches between 1968 and 1982. A right-handed batter and left-arm spinner, Bakewell is widely considered the best-ever English all-rounder in women’s cricket. In Tests, she scored 1,078 runs at an average of 59.88 with four centuries, while taking 50 wickets at an average of 16.62. She scored an unbeaten 112 and took 10/75 in a match against West Indies at Edgbaston in 1979. Bakewell became the third woman to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame – in 2012 – after Rachael Heyhoe-Flint and Belinda Clark. 

Date of birth: 16 Dec 1940

Role: All-rounder

Batting style: Right-hand

Bowling style: Right-hand

Date of debut: 27 Dec 1968


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