Date of Birth06-05-1999
Place of BirthChester, UK
Batting StyleRight-hand Bat
Bowling StyleSlow left-arm orthodox
Sophie Ecclestone made the breakthrough into the England side in 2016 when she made her debut at the age of 17. It was to be the following year that she staked a claim for a regular spot in the side when she was selected for the Women’s Ashes making her test debut at the North Sydney Oval.
Like Alex Hartley, she is a left-arm spinner who has played for Lancashire. Sophie Ecclestone was the leading wicket-taker in the Women’s County Championship in 2017 as Lancashire won the title with an average at just under 7 per wicket. She possesses a lot of control for a bowler so young and has been a regular for Lancashire Thunder during the first two seasons of the Kia Super League. With Hartley, a regular in the England side it will be interesting to see who will become England’s main left-arm spinner over the course of the next couple of years, don’t discount Ecclestone making the position her own.
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