Who’s up for a bit of Marlow magic?
Emma Marlow burst onto the scene at the start of 2022, and it soon became evident that the off-spinner is one of the brightest prospects in the English game at present. That theory was strengthened by her selection for the inaugural Under 19s T20 World Cup.
Marlow, 19, played twice in South Africa at the start of 2023 as England reached the final of that competition, pipped to the title by India.
The Harrogate-born spinner, a product of the Beckwithshaw club, played age-group cricket for Yorkshire and made her senior county debut in late 2020.
Marlow is a product of the Northern Diamonds Academy, who she captained twice in 2022.
That honour came amidst her debut season in senior regional cricket, in which she claimed 15 wickets, including a best of 3-40 in a low-scoring Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy victory over Sunrisers at Headingley in July.
She is a miserly bowler unafraid of bowling the tough overs, often taking the new ball.
Her senior regional debut, in a Charlotte Edwards Cup T20 clash with Lightning, saw her contribute 2-12 from four overs to a victory. Marlow subsequently earned a Hundred contract with the Trent Rockets, though she did not end up playing a match for them.
She has been awarded her maiden professional contract by the Diamonds ahead of 2023, a season which also saw her play some useful innings up the order with the bat.
During the second half of the RHFT, for example, she posted four successive scores in the twenties, indicating the possibility to progress into a genuine all-rounder in the years to come.
UPDATED: Feb 2024.