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Yorkshire Women's Team

Six-time County Championship winners, Yorkshire women have not only enjoyed success at county level, they have also upheld the great traditions of the White Rose in producing a plethora of England internationals as well.

Yorkshire dominated the Championship in the late 1990s and early 2000s, winning the crown an incredible five times in six years between 1997 and 2002.

They won it again in 2015 and finished runners up in 2017, 2018 and 2019, indicating more silverware is not too far away.

  • Katherine Brunt of England Women (C) celebrates after dismissing Chloe Tryon (R) of South Africa Women during the 3rd ODI of the ICC Women's Championship between England Women and South Africa Women at The Spitfire Ground on June 15, 2018.
  • Melissa Reynard, Laura Spragg, Katherine Brunt, Danielle Hazell and Lauren Winfield are amongst some of the names to have represented England, with success and honours aplenty.

    Ashes wins, World Cup and World T20 triumphs have been achieved, arguably most notably Brunt, Hazell and Winfield all being part of the historic World Cup win on home soil in 2017.
    That coincided with the second year of the Kia Women’s Super League, a T20 competition which saw the Yorkshire Diamonds take part.

    The Diamonds, a separate side to the regular county side – who also compete in a county T20 competition, have been captained by Winfield for the four years of the competition and have included a number of overseas stars such as trans-Tasman quartet Alex Blackwell, Sophie Devine, Beth Mooney and Alyssa Healy, all stars of the world game.

    Healy is the wife of Mitchell Starc, the Aussie fast bowler who also played for Yorkshire men on an overseas deal in 2012.

    There can’t be many husband and wife combinations to have played for the same county, although both have done it for New South Wales and Australia.

    Hazell is the Diamonds coach for 2019, following ex-Yorkshire players Rich Pyrah and Paul Grayson in the role.

    2019 will be the last year of the KSL, making way for the ECB’s new Hundred competition in 2020.

  • In addition to the senior England stars, a number of juniors have progressed through to England u15s, u19s and Academy squads. This is credit to a strong junior system and passionate coaches.

    There has been challenges, with the county dropping down to Division Three of the Championship in 2008 before working their way back up.

    A lot of that rebuild was down to the leadership of captain Salliann Briggs, who has since developed into a successful coach in England and Australia and handed over the White Rose captaincy to top order batsman Winfield.

    The first registered match played by the White Rose women came in 1935, with them playing the touring Australians at Headingley two years later.

    They beat New Zealand women at Scarborough in 1954 and won the Women’s Area Championship title in 1988, a forerunner to the County Championship.