Alexandra Hartley – born 6 September 1993 – is a English cricketer who plays for Lancashire, North West Thunder and Welsh Fire.
She plays as a left-arm orthodox spin bowler. Between 2016 and 2019, she appeared in 28 One Day Internationals and four Twenty20 Internationals for England, and was part of the side that won the 2017 World Cup.
She has previously played domestic cricket for Middlesex, Surrey Stars, Lancashire Thunder and Manchester Originals in England, as well as Tasmania and Hobart Hurricanes in Australia.
In December 2019, Hartley began a podcast named No Balls with teammate Kate Cross. In 2021, it became part of the BBC Sounds platform.
Hartley has featured as part of the BBC’s Test Match Special coverage for various cricket series and tournaments, including the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, the 2020 T20I series between the England and Pakistan men’s teams, the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup and the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
Following her announcement regarding suspending her playing career in May 2023, Hartley continued her media work, appearing as part of the Test Match Special commentary team for the England v Ireland Test match that commenced on 1 June 2023.
She featured during the BBC’s coverage of the 2023 Hundred.
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