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Bakewell inducted to ICC Hall of Fame Published: 13 September 2012

Enid Bakewell, one of England's finest female cricketers and MCC Honorary Life Member, will be inducted to the ICC Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Alongside Brian Lara, Bakewell will formally join the Hall of Fame at the ICC Awards in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Saturday 15 September.

Bakewell is considered one of the finest all-rounders in the history of the women's game, averaging a phenomenal 59.88 with the bat and 16.62 with the ball in 12 Test matches for her country. She also played 23 ODIs in an international career spanning 15 years.

After being made an Honorary Life Member of MCC in 2000 Bakewell has continued to represent the Club as a player on a regular basis, despite now being in her seventies.

She becomes the third woman to be inducted to the ICC Hall of Fame, following in the footsteps of Australia's Belinda Clark and former England teammate, Rachael Heyhoe-Flint.

And MCC Committee Member Heyhoe-Flint was quick to praise the newest addition to an exclusive club.

She said: "Enid was a brilliant team member and tourist!"

"Her longevity within the game and contribution to women's cricket from grass roots to the international arena has been legendary.”

Legends

The ICC Hall of Fame was established in 2009 and honours the finest cricketers to have played the game.

It was established in association with FICA (Federation of International Cricketers' Associations) as part of the ICC's centenary celebrations and recognises the achievements of legends of the game.

There was an initial intake of 55 players, who were taken from the 55 FICA Hall of Fame members, and this has been expanded annually since. 26 men and women who represented England are featured in the Hall of Fame.


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