Charlie Dean is an English cricketer, who plays for England women’s national cricket team. She made her international debut on 16 September 2021 for England against New Zealand in Bristol, England.
Charlie Dean, also known as Charlotte Ellen Dean , was born on Friday, 22 December 2000 (age 22 years; as of 2022) in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn. She did her schooling at Portsmouth Grammar School, England, and North Laurel High School, London. Thereafter, she went to the University of Southampton, England, to pursue her graduation in sociology. She grew up watching her father, Steven Dean, play cricket and developed an interest in cricket at a young age. Her father played cricket for Staffordshire and Warwickshire.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Color: Golden Blonde
Eye Color: Brown
Parents & Siblings
Charlie Dean’s father, Steven Dean, is a former cricketer. Steven is a maths teacher at Portsmouth Grammar School, England. Her mother’s name is Louise Dean. She has an elder sister named Loren Dean.
Charlie Dean with her mother
Charlie Dean with her family
As of 2022, Charlie Dean is unmarried.
Charlie Dean started her career in cricket at the age of 16, playing for Hampshire against Staffordshire. In the same year, she scored 54 runs against Essex Women’s Cricket team, marking her first half-century. Subsequently, she captained Hampshire Under-15s to register a victory in the Royal London County Cup. In 2017, she took five wickets on her debut for the Portsmouth Grammar School boys’ first XI. In 2018, Charlie helped her team ‘Hampshire’ to win Division 1 in the Country Championship by scoring 163 runs, including her List A high score of 73 runs against Kent Women cricket team. In 2019, during the Country Championship, Charlie scored 142 runs at an average of 20.28 and took 11 wickets at an average of 15.54. Dean scored 95 runs and took 7 wickets at an average of 11.57 in the 2021 Women’s Twenty20 Cup.
Charlie Dean representing Hampshire during a cricket match
Dean represented Southern Vipers in the Kia Super League in 2017. She played various matches for Southern Vipers between 2017 and 2019. In 2020, she represented Southern Vipers in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. Charlie scored 180 runs at an average of 45.00 and took 9 wickets at an average of 29.88, helping the team win the trophy.
Charlie Dean with her team after winning the Rachael HeyHoe Flint Trophy 2020
Generally batting at no. 4, Charlie was a regular feature in England Academy squads. In 2022, Charlie captained the London Spirit team in ‘The Hundred’ as Heather Knight was injured. She played all six matches for the team, scoring 38 runs.
Charlie Dean playing a match for London Spirit against Oval Invincibles
Charlie Dean was fast-tracked into England’s Women’s Twenty20 International (WT20I) squad (for their series against New Zealand) at the age of 20 after her spectacular performances for Southern Vipers and London Spirit. However, she was excluded from the team during the first match as she was identified as a possible COVID-19 contact. She took 10 wickets in the series. Dean made her One Day International debut for England on 16 September 2021; the match was against New Zealand. By taking 10 wickets in the five-match series, Charlie appeared as the joint-leading wicket-taker of the series.
Charlie Dean bowling during a cricket match
In December 2021, she was selected in England’s women’s cricket team for their tour to Australia to contest the Women’s Ashes. Dean marked her T20 International (WT20I) debut on 22 January 2022 against Australia in Adelaide. The match was washed out due to rain after 4.1 overs. On 27 January 2022, Dean made her Test match debut for England against Australia in the one-off Women’s Ashes Test. She took two wickets in the match and scored 12 runs; her first test match dismissal was Beth Mooney of Australia.
Charlie Dean celebrating her first Test wicket
Subsequently, she played two One Day Internationals against Australia but failed to take a wicket. Next, she became a part of the England Women’s national cricket team that participated in the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand. She played six matches in the tournament and took 11 wickets.
Charlie Dean after taking a wicket in a cricket match
Next, she was named in England’s squad for their One Day International series against South Africa. Dean was the leading wicket-taker in the series, taking 8 wickets at an average of 18.62. Thereafter, she played for England in the three matches ODI series against India. Dean scored 108 runs in the series and took 3 wickets. In the third match of the series at Lord’s, London, Charlie made her highest score of 47 runs before she was run out at the non-striker’s end by Deepti Sharma.
Charlie Dean run out at non-striker’s end by Deepti Sharma at Lord’s London in 2022
As of 2022, she has played 19 ODIs and has taken 32 wickets at an average of 22.09, a strike rate of 29, and an economy of 4.56.
- Charlie is often spotted consuming alcohol on various occasions.
Charlie Dean at a restaurant with her family
- Charlie’s jersey number for England is 24, for Southern Vipers is 22, and for London Spirit is 3.
Charlie Dean with her teammates during a cricket match
Charlie Dean as a part of the London Spirit team
- An off-spinning allrounder, Charlie is a right-handed batter and right-arm off-break bowler.
- Dean is a huge fan of Charlotte Edwards, a former English professional cricketer.
- In 2022, during the third ODI match between India and England at Lord’s, Deepti Sharma ran out Dean after finding her leaving the ground before the release of the ball in the 44th over. The dismissal helped India beat England by 16 runs and complete a 3-0 clean sweep over England in the ODI series. On September 20, the ICC announced changes to the Playing Conditions for the controversial run-out, which will come into effect on October 1. The ICC said:
The Playing Conditions follow the Laws in moving this method of effecting a run out from the ‘Unfair Play’ section to the ‘Run out’ section.”
- She has made her name for England with the ball in hand, but it was with the bat that she excelled as a child.
I loved to stay and hit the ball. I used to get my sister to bowl at me and I’d never give her a bat. I think my bowling has come on a bit more recently. I’m definitely grateful for that because I’ve made so much progress. But originally, I loved to bat.”
- During the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy finals, Charlie playfully pretended to recreate the non-striker’s end runout while bowling.