England’s Jenny Gunn retires from international cricket

In latest development, the 33-year-old all-rounder Jenny Gunn has called it quits from international cricket. She has had a fantastic career, winning 5 Ashes series and a triple World Cup champion (2009, 2017 and World T20 in 2009). She made her debut in 2004 and has featured in 259 times for her country across all three formats.

England's Jenny Gunn retires from international cricket
Jenny Gunn retires from international cricket.

“Jenny has been the most tremendous servant to England women’s cricket throughout the 15 years she has played,” said Clare Connor, the ECB’s managing director of women’s cricket.

Only Charlotte Edwards, with 309, has more appearances for England women. Gunn served as the vice-captain to Edwards from 2010 to 2014 and led England on three occasions.

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She is the second leading wicket-takers in ODIs for England with 136 wickets after Katherine Brunt. She has been decent with the bat, scoring 73 which is her best score.

Jenny Gunn’s final appearance came against West Indies in June. She retires happy to have edged past the feats of father Bryn, a member of the Nottingham Forest team that lifted the European Cup in 1980.

“I have made one of the hardest decisions and decided the time has come to retire from international cricket,” she said.

“I started as a young kid playing the game I loved for fun and I could only dream of becoming a professional cricketer.

“I’ve been lucky enough to play in some great teams and to be part of some amazing battles over the years, but as a small girl I always said I wanted to put a World Cup medal next to my dad’s European Cup winner’s medal, and there are now three of them next to his on the mantelpiece!,” she added.

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