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Spain Women’s Cricket Team Guide

The Spain women’s cricket team represents the country in international women’s cricket matches, competing under the auspices of Cricket Spain. Although cricket is not the sport Spain is particularly known for, recent years have seen the women’s side become more and more predominant in both European and international tournaments.

History of Spain Women’s Cricket Team

The Spain women’s cricket team embarked on its international journey becoming an Affiliate member of the International Cricket Council in 1992, later being granted Associate member status in 2017. This elevation in status marked a new era for Spanish cricket, laying the foundation for the development of the women’s game in the country.

In April 2018, the ICC granted full Women’s Twenty20 International (WT20I) status to all its members, a move that democratised the format and opened new doors for sides like Spain. The Spain women’s cricket team played their first official WT20I matches during a quadrangular series in France in May 2022, with their first one taking place against the Austria women’s cricket team, followed by the France women’s cricket team. This marked the beginning of Spain’s formal journey in international women’s cricket, showcasing their talent on the global stage.

Where Does The Spain Women’s Cricket Team Play?

The Spain women’s cricket team plays its home matches at various venues across the country. One of the notable grounds is the Desert Springs Cricket Ground in Almería, which has hosted international matches for both the women’s and men’s Spain cricket team. This venue and others like it in Spain provide a platform for the team to compete against other international sides on home soil.

Former Captains Of The Spain Women’s Cricket Team

Elspeth Marinha Fowler is a cricket player from Spain, known for her role as a right-hand bat and right-arm medium bowler. Born on August 14, 1992, in Northampton, she decided to represent the Spain women’s cricket team despite being born in the UK and making her eligible for the England women’s cricket team also. Fowler has represented teams such as Cambridgeshire Women as well, taking up the captaincy mantle there as well. Due to her English heritage, she actually garnered the nickname ‘Hermoine Grainger’/

Top Run Scorers In Spain Women’s Cricket Team History

Naomi Hillman-Bermejo and the aforementioned Fowler are two of the top run scorers in the history of the Spain women’s cricket team, both being the first players to make it past the 150 run mark.

Top Wicket Takers In Spain Women’s Cricket Team History

Uswa Syed is a right arm offbreak bowler for the Spain women’s cricket team. She’s had many outstanding performances for her nation, actually being the first bowler to claim 10 wickets for her country in T20I matches.

Memorable Games For The Spain Women’s Cricket Team

One game for the Spain women’s cricket team which is most worthy of being a milestone was their first ever official international win against the Isle of Man women’s cricket team. This took place on the 12th of November 2022 and was swiftly followed by wins against the Norway and Sweden women’s sides in the following two days.

Rivals Of The Spain Women’s Cricket Team

The Spain women’s cricket team has not yet developed any rivalries with other countries. But as the sport continues to grow, there’s bound to be some rivalries between neighbouring countries. Already, the Spanish side have already had some competitive matches against the Italy women’s cricket team and Jersey women’s cricket team.