The Scotland spin star who’s a real Diamond!
Off-spinning all-rounder Katherine Fraser joined the Northern Diamonds ahead of 2023, the 18-year-old playing nine times across the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy and Charlotte Edwards Cup competitions.
Fraser claimed two wickets and hit a top score of 26 as she got used to her new surroundings, though unfortunately the second half of her maiden summer in regional cricket was ruined by injury. Hopes are high that she can hit her straps in 2024.
Fraser led her country’s age-group side at the inaugural T20 World Cup in South Africa in January 2023.
She has also played 31 senior T20 internationals, debuting for her country aged just 14 years and 81 days in 2019. She has taken 39 wickets, including a best of 4-19.
Fraser’s main suit is her off-spin bowling, but she is also a handy lower order batter with the determination to progress higher up the order for both region and country. Those who know her best also say she has an incredible cricket brain.
Despite her international appearances, she qualifies to play for the Diamonds as a local player.
Born in Edinburgh, she is studying Geography at University in Leeds.
Fraser will turn 19 just before the new summer starts.
UPDATED Feb 2024.