|Alice Capsey Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||August 11, 2004|
Alice Capsey is an English professional cricketer who has represented her country in the shorter formats of the sport (ODIs and T20Is), as a batting all-rounder. In the English domestic circuit, Alice has played for Surrey (2019-Present) and the South East Stars (2020-Present) across all formats. In franchise-based T20 cricket, she has turned out for the Melbourne Stars (2022-23-Present) in the WBBL (Women’s Big Bash League) and the Delhi Capitals (2023) in the WPL (Women’s Premier League). Alice has also played for the Oval Invincibles (2021-Present) in The Hundred, a professional franchise 100-ball cricket tournament that was introduced by the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) as a new format of cricket that was played for the first time in July and August 2021.
Alice Rose Capsey
Redhill, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
England, United Kingdom
Alice had attended Bede’s Senior School in Eastbourne, a town and seaside resort in East Sussex, a ceremonial county in South East England.
- Mother – Bridget Capsey
- Siblings – Libby Capsey (Older Sister). She has 3 other older siblings.
She has been represented by Phoenix Management Group, Talent Management Agency, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom.
- 64 – One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I), Delhi Capitals (WPL)
- 26 – Melbourne Stars (WBBL), Oval Invincibles (The Hundred)
5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
65 kg or 143.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
She is of British descent.
- Toned physique
- Center-parted, long, straight hair
- Affable smile
- Radiant face
She has been sponsored by Gray-Nicolls, an English cricket equipment and clothing brand.
Alice Capsey Facts
- Alice first came into the spotlight when she represented the South East Stars in all 6 of the team’s matches in the 2020 (inaugural) edition of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy (the premier domestic one-day cricket competition in England and Wales). The tournament is named after the legendary former English women’s cricket team captain Rachael Heyhoe Flint (d. 2017).
- Alice had turned 16 years old just before the start of the tournament and finished it as her team’s leading run-scorer – with 141 runs to her name.
- At the 2021 edition of the Women’s Twenty20 Cup (the premier (until 2019) domestic T20 cricket competition in England and Wales), Alice was Surrey’s leading run-scorer (134 runs) as well as leading wicket-taker (8 wickets).
- In August 2021, she won the inaugural season of The Hundred with the Oval Invincibles and stood an impressive 3rd in the ‘MVP’ (Most Valuable Player) rankings.
- At the end of that month, during the inaugural edition of the Charlotte Edwards Cup (the premier (since 2021) domestic T20 cricket competition in England and Wales), representing the South East Stars, in a game against the Southern Vipers, Alice produced a spectacular all-round show – 61 not out off 46 balls and 2/9 in 2 overs – to help her team earn a crucial 20-run victory.
- The win played a vital role in helping the team finish its group in the pole position and consequently, earn a direct berth in the final of the tournament. In the final, she top-scored for her team (40 runs not out) in a 5-wicket victory over the Northern Diamonds and also received the ‘Player of the Match’ award. She finished the tournament as the 4th-highest run-scorer overall (203 runs in 6 innings).
- At the end of the 2021 English domestic cricket season, Alice was voted as the inaugural ‘PCA Women’s Young Player of the Year’. The PCA (Professional Cricketers’ Association), founded in 1967, is the representative body of past and present first-class cricketers in England and Wales.
- She made her WT20I (and international) debut for England in late July 2022 and, just a few days later, was England’s highest run-scorer (135 runs in 5 matches) at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games (July 29, 2022 – August 7, 2022) despite playing the tournament with a black eye. Alice had sustained the injury (which partially hindered her vision) in the warm-up before England’s opening match.
- This was the first occasion where women’s cricket was included in the Commonwealth Games and just the 2nd time that cricket was played at the Commonwealth Games – a men’s tournament had previously been featured at the 1998 edition held in Kuala Lumpur.
- During the tournament, Alice produced match-best scores in all of England’s group-stage matches – 44 runs in a 5-wicket win over Sri Lanka, 50 runs in a 26-run win over South Africa, and 23 runs in a 7-wicket win over New Zealand. She also won the ‘Player of the Match’ award in the first 2 of those matches.
- Alice, and England, floundered after this bright start – she scored 13 runs in a narrow 4-run defeat to India in the semi-final, and just 5 runs in a limp performance in the ‘Bronze’ medal match which saw New Zealand win by 8 wickets (with a massive 8.1 overs to spare).
- In September 2022, she won the 2nd season of The Hundred with the Oval Invincibles – the team’s 2nd title in a row. She contributed 118 runs and 8 wickets to the team’s cause during the tournament.
- In November 2022, Alice finished the 2022-23 season (8th) of the Women’s Big Bash League as her team’s 2nd-highest run-scorer (259 runs). During the tournament, in a match against the Hobart Hurricanes, she recorded her career-high T20 score (80 runs not out).
- In February 2023, in the auction for the upcoming inaugural edition of the WPL (Women’s Premier League), Alice was acquired by the Delhi Capitals for INR 75 lakhs.
- In England’s 2nd group-stage match of the 2023 edition of the ICC (International Cricket Council) Women’s T20 World Cup, against Ireland, she smashed 51 runs off just 22 balls to help her team chase down a target of 105 runs within 15 overs. She reached her fifty in 21 balls, equaling the tournament record for the fastest fifty.
- Alice was also named the ‘Player of the Match’ for her performance. England crashed out of the tournament in the semi-final stage after a 6-run defeat to hosts South Africa who reached the final of the tournament for the first time in history.
Featured Image by Alice Capsey / Instagram