Born: May 6, 1999, Chester, Cheshire
Major Teams: England Academy Women, England Women, Lancashire Women, Trailblazers
Playing Role: Bowler
Batting Style: Right Hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left Arm Orthodox
Product: Pace Pro Players / Kookaburra Turf Ball
A slow, left-arm orthodox spinner renowned for her accuracy and economy, Sophie Ecclestone received her formative cricketing education at her local club - Alvanley Cricket Club - in Helsby, Cheshire, on the south banks of the River Mersey.
Having played for Cheshire since 2013, she was spotted by Lancashire, signing for them in 2015 and making her top-level debut as a 16-year-old that year, against Nottinghamshire in Division 1 of the Women's County Championship.
Having been fast-tracked through England's age-group programs into the Academy squad, In 2016 she impressed for the Academy in the tri-series with Sri Lanka A and Australia's Shooting Stars in Sri Lanka, taking 16 wickets on that tour, including a four-for versus Sri Lanka A in Panagoda.
She was subsequently called up by new coach Mark Robinson into the England squad to face Pakistan in the T20 series in July 2016; and made her England debut aged just 17 in the first game of the series, in a tidy performance that saw her finish with figures of 1 for 21 across her 4 overs.