Enid Bakewell

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Enid Bakewell (born 16 December 1940, in Newstead Village, Nottinghamshire; née Enid Turton) played for the English women's cricket team in 12 Tests between 1968 and 1979, and in 23 one-day international matches. A right-handed bat and slow left-arm bowler, on her figures she has a strong claim to be regarded as the best all-rounder that the English women's game has produced. In Tests she scored 1078 runs at an average of 59.88, with 4 centuries, as well as taking 50 wickets at an average of 16.62. She scored 112 not out and took 10 for 75 against West Indies at Edgbaston in 1979.

In the first ever Women's World Cup competition in 1973, which England won, in the final match against Australia she scored 118 and took 2/28 in 12 overs. She also played, at age 41, in the 1982 Women's Cricket World Cup, taking three for 13 against India at Wanganui and then three for 29 against the International XI at Wellington.

She played for East Midlands and for Nottinghamshire, continuing to play for East Midlands into her 50s. She is an ECB-qualified coach.


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