Anya Shrub. who retired from international cricket earlier this month, joins Southern Vipers as a player-coach; 30 years old looking forward to working with “exciting young designers”; Shrubsole played 173 games for England, taking 227 wickets
Last update: 04/27/22 4:25 p.m.
Former England bowler Anya Shrubsole has signed for Southern Vipers as a player-coach.
The 30-year-old, who announced her retirement from international cricket earlier this month, is joining the Vipers from Western Storm.
Shrubsole will be available to play for Vipers in the Charlotte Edwards Cup and the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, the latter of which his new club won in 2020 and 2021.
The designer told the Vipers website: “I’m really looking forward to playing for Southern Vipers and having the opportunity to work with and learn from them. [head coach] Charlotte Edwards.
“Speed bowling is something I am passionate about, so I am extremely grateful to have the responsibility of working with exciting young designers as I transition into a life after international cricket. excites me enormously and I can’t wait to start.
Shrubsole played 173 games for England and won 227 wickets including 6-46 against India to win the 2017 World Cup Final at Lord’s.
The Bath-born bowler took nine wickets in this year’s Women’s Cricket World Cup, including three in the 70-run loss to Australia in the Christchurch final.
Shrubsole led Southern Brave until the inaugural The Hundred finals last summer, where they were defeated by Oval Invincibles.
Vipers director of women’s cricket Adam Carty said: “I am delighted that we have been able to secure the signature of Anya for the upcoming season and beyond.
“Anya has extensive international experience and her ambition to play remains strong.
“As a coach, she will provide so much invaluable knowledge and support to our bowlers of today and the prospects of tomorrow in our region.”