Wednesday 17 November 2010 

Charlotte Edwards Becomes Most-Capped Cricketer

Charlotte Edwards Becomes Most-Capped ODI Cricketer
Charlotte Edwards Becomes Most-Capped ODI Cricketer
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England captain Charlotte Edwards has become the most capped player in women's cricket having made her 142nd ODI appearance during her side's second One-Day International in Sri Lanka.

She has also captained the side on 67 occasions - more than any other English player, male or female - in ODI cricket having made her international debut in 1997 as a 16-year-old in the third Test against New Zealand at Guildford.

She took over as England captain in 2005, leading the side to two Ashes series victories as well as the 2009 ICC Women's World Cup and the 2009 ICC Women's World Twenty20.

"I’m very proud of my achievement. It’s been an unbelievable journey," Edwards said.

"I dreamed of playing for England and I got the opportunity very young. It seems a long time ago - a lot has happened along the way. It's been a long journey with a lot of highs and lows but more recently a lot of highs.

"I’m as motivated as anything now and want to keep making this team successful."

Clare Connor, Head of Women’s Cricket at the ECB added: "Charlotte Edwards has been a force in international women's cricket for nearly 15 years and continues to lead the England team with unrivalled enthusiasm, passion and dedication.  She is a credit to women's cricket, both in England and globally, and a superb role model for young girls who aspire to play for their country.  We are all very proud of her outstanding record."

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