Role: Right-hand bat, right-arm off-spin, slow left-arm spin
Marie Kelly is Warwickshire born and bred, representing her county throughout the age groups and captaining the Bears to their maiden T20 Cup title in 2019.
She scored 223 runs at 55.75 in the 2020 Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy for Central Sparks before adding a further 182 runs in the competition the following year. However, it is in T20 cricket that she really made her mark in 2021, blasting a 53-ball century against Southern Vipers.
In 2022, she swapped the West Midlands for the East Midlands after signing for The Blaze (then Lightning) – whom she previously represented (as Loughborough Lightning) in the KSL.
Her form in the Women's County T20 made her one of the players to watch in 2022, with the allrounder scoring a 27-ball 60 and a 61-ball 99 with the bat. She went on score 197 runs and take six wickets in her first season at her new region.
Kelly is an ambidextrous bowler, garnerning plenty of attention in 2022 when she took wickets from successive deliveries while bowling left and then right-arm spin.
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