Nat Sciver-Brunt is a British cricketer who has played many matches for England. She was a member of the 2017 World Cup-winning team. She has played in different leagues and made many records. She is considered one of the best allrounders in England.
Natalie Ruth Sciver-Brunt aka Nat Sciver-Brunt was born on Thursday, 20 August 1992 (age 30 years; as of 2022) in Tokyo, Japan. Her zodiac sign is Leo. She lived in Poland for a brief period of time during her childhood and played in women’s league football. She also lived in the Netherlands and played basketball. She also played tennis and hockey. She studied at Epsom College in Surrey, England where she played cricket. She later studied sports and exercise science at Loughborough University.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Weight (approx.): 55 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Her father’s name is Richard Sciver, and her mother’s name is Julia Longbottom. Her father is a business executive, and her mother is a diplomat and the first British woman ambassador of the UK to Japan. She has a sister named Zoe and a brother.
She got engaged to her partner Katherine Brunt in October 2019. They got married to each other in May 2022.
She is a lesbian.
She dated fellow England cricketer Katherine Brunt for 5 years before marrying her in 2022.
She started playing cricket for Stoke d’Abernon Club in Surrey, England. She also played for the Epsom College team for two seasons. She played for the Surrey County team and was selected for England Women’s Academy.
She played her debut test match on 10 January 2014 against Australia in Perth, Australia and scored 49 runs and 23 runs in the first and second innings respectively. In July 2019, she scored her maiden test fifty when she scored 88 runs against Australia at Taunton in Somerset, England. In January 2022, she scored 58 runs in the second innings of the test match against Australia at Canberra, Australia. In June 2022, she scored her maiden test century when she scored 169 runs not out against South Africa at Taunton in Somerset, England.
She played her debut ODI match on 1 July 2013 against Pakistan at Louth Cricket Club, England and scored 3 runs. She scored her first ODI fifty on 23 January 2014 when she scored 57 runs against Australia in Melbourne, Australia. On 12 December 2019, she scored 100 runs not out against Pakistan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the first match of the 2022 World Cup held in New Zealand, she scored 109 runs not out against Australia at Hamilton. In the final match against Australia on 3 April 2022, she scored 148 runs not out in 121 balls; however, England failed to win the match as they got all out on 285 while chasing the target of 357 runs set by Australia. On 4 December 2022, she scored 90 runs against West Indies. In the 2022 World Cup, she scored 336 runs in 9 matches at an average of 37.33 and took 4 wickets.
2017 World Cup
She emerged as one of the best English players in the 2017 World Cup held in England. She scored her first ODI century with a score of 137 runs in the match against Pakistan at Leicester on 27 June 2017. She scored 129 runs against New Zealand at Derby on 12 July 2017. In the final match against India at Lord’s, she scored 51 runs, helping England win the match and clinch the World Cup trophy. She made 369 runs in 9 matches at an average of 41 and took 7 wickets.
She played her debut T20I match on 5 July 2013 against Pakistan at Loughborough, England and scored 19 runs. On 23 March 2018, she scored her first T20I fifty with a score of 68 runs not out against Australia at Brabourne, Australia. On 23 June 2018, she scored 59 runs against New Zealand at Taunton, England. On 26 September 2020, she scored 82 runs against West Indies at Derby, England. On 9 July 2021, she scored 55 runs against India in Northampton, England. In the 2014 T20 Women’s World Cup held in Bangladesh, she scored 50 runs in 6 matches at an average of 8.33 and took 10 wickets. In the 2016 Women’s World Cup held in India, she scored 80 runs in 5 matches at an average of 16 and took 6 wickets. In the 2018 Women’s World Cup held in West Indies, she scored 83 runs in 5 matches at an average of 16.6 and took 4 wickets. In the 2020 Women’s World Cup held in Australia, she scored 202 runs in 4 matches at an average of 50.5 and took 2 wickets. In the 2023 Women’s World Cup held in West Indies, she scored 216 runs in 5 matches at an average of 43.2 and took 1 wicket.
She played in the T20 tournament, Women’s Cricket Super League, for Surrey Stars from 2016 to 2019. She played for Northern Diamonds from 2020 to 2022 in domestic 50-over and T20 competitions. In 2021, she signed for Trent Rockets and played in the 100-ball tournament The Hundred.
Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL)
She played for Melbourne Stars in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons of WBBL. She played for Perth Scorchers in the 2017-18 and 2019-20 seasons. She played for Melbourne Stars in the 2020-21 season.
She played for the Supernovas in the 2019 Women’s T20 Challenge tournament. In the 2023 auction of the Women’s Premier League (WPL), she was acquired by Mumbai Indians for Rs3.2 crore (£320,000).
- On 23 October 2013, she became the first England cricketer (female or male) to take a hattrick in a T20I match when she dismissed Maddie Green, Erin Bermingham, and Frances Mackay of New Zealand.
- She is the first women cricketer to score 1000 ODI runs in less than 1000 deliveries.
- On 17 November 2016, she made the third-highest partnership for the 7th wicket in an ODI match when she put up a partnership of 104 runs with Danielle Hazell for the 7th wicket against Sri Lanka.
- On 27 June 2017, she put up the highest partnership for the 3rd wicket in an ODI World Cup when she put up a partnership of 213 runs for the 3rd wicket with Heather Knight against Pakistan.
- On 12 July 2017, she scored the highest score by the 5th position in an ODI match with a score of 129 runs against New Zealand.
- On 26 February 2020, she made the third-highest partnership for the 3rd wicket in a T20I match when she put up a partnership of 169 runs not out with Heather Knight for the 3rd wicket against Thailand.
- In June 2022, she made the second-highest partnership for the sixth wicket in a test with Alice Davidson-Richards when they put up a partnership of 207 runs for the sixth wicket against South Africa.
Mental Health Break
In September 2022, she withdrew from the series against India to focus on her mental health. She said in an interview that she felt emotionally exhausted due to the cricket she played in the last few months and said,
I’ve played a lot of cricket over the last nine months and I am very emotionally fatigued. Elite sport demands a lot and for the moment I’m not able to perform without compromising my own wellbeing, so I need to take some time away from cricket in order to focus on myself. It’s the right decision for me and it’s the right decision for the team.” ECB
England Women’s Cricket Board supported her decision; however, a few people criticised her decision.
- One of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2018
- Chosen as Standout player of England in the 2018 T20 Women’s World Cup by ICC
- PCA Women’s Player of the Year of 2022
- ICC Women’s ODI Player of the Year award for 2022
- Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award for ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year 2022
- Named in the ICC ODI team of the year 2022
- She plays a shot on the yorker ball which is invented by her and known as Natmeg.
Introducing the Natmeg shot! Great innovation by @englandcricket's @natsciver! #WWC17 pic.twitter.com/XGRmxd2PwH
— ICC Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 12, 2017
- In January 2023, she announced the change in her name from Sciver to Sciver-Brunt in all cricket-associated events.
- Her favourite film is Bridget Jones, and her favourite real estate TV show is Grand Designs.
- Her favourite cricketer while growing up was Graham Dilley.