A 19-year international career, 1935 Test runs (a record till date), 1993 World Cup win at Lord’s and a formidable average of 56.88 against Australia are some of the major highlights of glorious cricketing career of English star player, late Janette Brittin. Given the tenure of her cricketing period (1979-1998), not many know about the legend.
Long forgotten by the Surrey, the county she represented for 21 years, have taken a radical step to finally honour the player for her priceless contribution towards the game and the county. A room in the member’s pavilion at the Surrey Oval has been renamed as the ‘Janette Brittin Room’ in a first time move where a space in a cricket pavilion in England has been named after a female player. The honour comes two years after she died in September 2017 due to cancer. Many of her former team-mates, parents Kevin and Margaret, and husband, Angie Bainbridge, attended the official opening of the new space.
Talking to The Daily Telegraph, Surrey chairman Richard Thompson said, “Jan is a Surrey legend. This is about making sure we don’t forget those legends.”
‘Gully’ cricket player and close observer of Indian Cricket team and it’s matches. Straight forward and still socially admirable personality. Strong belief in teamwork and possess high leadership skills.