Faye Tunnicliffe2022-03-23T14:04:32+00:00

Faye Tunnicliffe

Date of Birth 09/12/1998
Age 23
NationalitySouth African
Player Status Available
Playing Role Batter
Bowling Style RA Medium Pace
Batting Style RH Top Order Bat
Entry Route British Passport
Major Teams South Africa, South Africa A, Western Province
Coaching Qualifications Level 1 Diploma in Sport & Exercise

Faye Tunnicliffe is an exciting prospect currently part of the South African Women’s squad playing Pakistan.

A strong batter who recently converted to bowling seam-up, having broken the record for most wicket-keeping catches in a series (8 v Sri Lanka in 2019).

Tunnicliffe represents Western Province Women’s and the Somerset West Cricket Club ladies’ team at provincial and club level, respectively. She has also been a star performer for the Devnarain XI in the Women’s T20 Super League – hitting a 62-ball century (106*) against the F vd Merwe XI in September 2019.

Tunnicliffe’s journey with cricket started at the age of 11, playing school level in boy’s teams. At the age of 12, she was selected to represent the Western Province Under-13s.

Two years later, she moved to Boland Province, where she enjoyed 6 prolific seasons, including winning the Boland female cricket of the year in 2017, before moving back to Western Province in 2019.

In October 2016, she broke and set the World Record for the longest net session by a female. This consisted of 35 hours of continuous batting without sleep, with five minutes of rest for every hour.

In August 2018, she was named in the South Africa Women’s squad for their series against the West Indies Women, and subsequently made her T20 debut in September 2018.

The following month she was added to the ICC Women’s World T20 squad, and in January 2019, made her ODI debut against Sri Lanka, where she broke the keeping record previously held by Trisha Chetty.

Tunnicliffe has been involved with the national squad since, with selection for their tour to England in July 2020, and the following series against Pakistan.

Known as a passionate, hard-working cricketer who is motivated to learn, improve and help grow Women’s cricket – Tunnicliffe is now seeking global opportunities to help develop her own game.

Holder of a British Passport, she spent 14 matches plying her trade in the UK for Ealing last summer. She excelled, hitting 494 runs at 49.40 with hundreds against Actonians (111*) and North London (105*) in the Middlesex Women's League.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Ealing (2021) 14 14 4 494 111* 49.40 22.2 79 2 1/6 39.50
Date of Birth 09/12/1998
Age 23
NationalitySouth African
Player StatusAvailable
Playing RoleBatter
Player Status Available
Bowling Style RA Medium Pace
Batting Style RH Top Order Bat
Entry Route British Passport
Major Teams South Africa, South Africa A, Western Province
Coaching Qualifications Level 1 Diploma in Sport & Exercise

Faye Tunnicliffe is an exciting prospect currently part of the South African Women’s squad playing Pakistan.

A strong batter who recently converted to bowling seam-up, having broken the record for most wicket-keeping catches in a series (8 v Sri Lanka in 2019).

Tunnicliffe represents Western Province Women’s and the Somerset West Cricket Club ladies’ team at provincial and club level, respectively. She has also been a star performer for the Devnarain XI in the Women’s T20 Super League – hitting a 62-ball century (106*) against the F vd Merwe XI in September 2019.

Tunnicliffe’s journey with cricket started at the age of 11, playing school level in boy’s teams. At the age of 12, she was selected to represent the Western Province Under-13s.

Two years later, she moved to Boland Province, where she enjoyed 6 prolific seasons, including winning the Boland female cricket of the year in 2017, before moving back to Western Province in 2019.

In October 2016, she broke and set the World Record for the longest net session by a female. This consisted of 35 hours of continuous batting without sleep, with five minutes of rest for every hour.

In August 2018, she was named in the South Africa Women’s squad for their series against the West Indies Women, and subsequently made her T20 debut in September 2018.

The following month she was added to the ICC Women’s World T20 squad, and in January 2019, made her ODI debut against Sri Lanka, where she broke the keeping record previously held by Trisha Chetty.

Tunnicliffe has been involved with the national squad since, with selection for their tour to England in July 2020, and the following series against Pakistan.

Known as a passionate, hard-working cricketer who is motivated to learn, improve and help grow Women’s cricket – Tunnicliffe is now seeking global opportunities to help develop her own game.

Holder of a British Passport, she spent 14 matches plying her trade in the UK for Ealing last summer. She excelled, hitting 494 runs at 49.40 with hundreds against Actonians (111*) and North London (105*) in the Middlesex Women's League.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Ealing (2021) 14 14 4 494 111* 49.40 22.2 79 2 1/6 39.50
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