About Rosalie Birch
One of a bevy of Sussex girls in the England cricket squad, all-rounder Rosalie Birch made her international debut in a Test against South Africa at Shenley in 2003.
Her off-spin bowling has often forced vital breakthroughs at key moments and she is a handy middle order batsman too, with a top score of 62 in Tests.
Birch is particularly strong in the one-day format, where she twice took four-wicket hauls in the 2-0 series win in Sri Lanka in November 2005.
Her best figures are 5-50, in a match at Potchefstroom in 2004.
In 2006, she featured in the BBC Sport Relief cricket tour of India, playing alongside the likes of Phil Tufnell, Chris Evans, Nick Knowles and Patrick Kielty.
In the winter months, she sometimes answers the phone at Sussex CCC, where she does occasional stints as the county’s press officer.