Katherine Brunt has decided to retire from regional and country cricket, but she will
continue to play in The Hundred and for England’s white-ball side, starting with the
T20 World Cup in South Africa next month
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“I don’t want to be opening the bowling for Yorkshire or the Diamonds when
someone like Lizzie Scott is absolutely capable of doing it,” Katherine Brunt said.
Brunt, 37, last played county cricket in 2019, when she made her 100th appearance for
Brunt won the County Championship with Yorkshire in 2015 and will play for
England in the T20 World Cup next month in South Africa.
She has only played eight times for Northern Diamonds across the first three years of
regional cricket, sometimes as a batter rather than a bowler.
“I’ve played some games over the last few seasons, but it’s been two or three max per
year,” she said. “That’s all the schedule has allowed. That goes for most of the players
who play all three formats for England.
“I don’t want to take up someone’s place in the team. I wouldn’t think that’s fair when
there’s so much good young talent in that Diamonds set-up.”
Brunt, who is England’s leading wicket-taker in ODIs and T20I internationals, retired
from Test cricket last summer.