Clubs: Caistor, Grimsby, Yorkshire Women, England U21s/U19s/Academy Women
Roles and Representation: Level 4 ECB Coach
Honours: England Women Development Programme Head Coach, MCCU Cricket Performance Manager
Born in 1984 in Grimsby, Salliann Briggs grew up playing cricket with her brother, representing firstly Grimsby Town and then Caistor as she worked her way up through boys age group cricket. One of the only girls playing cricket in the entire county at the time, she also played men’s midweek league cricket, and in the otherwise all-male Lincolnshire U15 and U17 sides.
She moved into women’s cricket at age 17, regularly travelling up to represent a top women’s club, Sheffield United, a side she eventually captained. With no senior side in Lincolnshire, she also represented Yorkshire between 2000 and 2013; when Melissa Reynard retired at the end of the 2006 season she was the obvious candidate to succeed her as captain.
She was quickly spotted as having international promise, and represented England Women at U17, U19 and U21 level, going on to captain the England Academy side on several overseas tours. She was on the MCCU cricket programme while studying at Loughborough University, but has since moved into coaching, having remained at Loughborough under Graham Dilley as Cricket Performance Manager.
She is now a Level 4 cricket coach and has served as Head Coach for both the England Women U15 and U19 squads. She will also be coach of the Loughborough Lightning franchise in the new Kia Women’s Super League.