Clare Connor

Clare Connor was captain of England women's cricket team from 2000 until 2006.

She was in charge for the two one-day series victories against South Africa in 2003 and 2004 and the ODI series win at home to world champions New Zealand in the summer of 2004.

Also guided England to third place in the World Championship Cup in New Zealand (winter 2002/3).

Has consistently been one of England’s leading wicket-takers, combined with exciting match-winning innings in the middle order.

Made her senior Test and ODI debut against India in 1995, took a televised hat-trick against India at Northampton in 1999 and was Vodafone England Player of the Year in 2002.

A qualified English teacher with a degree from Manchester University, Clare has worked as a summariser with Channel 4 on their award-winning cricket programme and was also a columnist for The Observer.