Nottinghamshire and England legend Jenny Gunn has sealed a return to her home county, after securing a move from Warwickshire ahead of the 2019 season.
The 32-year-old left Notts at the end of the 2015 campaign after taking 100 wickets in Green and Gold and receiving a Women’s County Championship runners-up medal in 2003.
She has also enjoyed a glittering international career, and was part of the victorious England squads in the 2009 Women’s T20 World Cup and the Women’s Cricket World Cups in 2009 and 2017.
England’s second-highest wicket-taker in women’s One Day International cricket, the right-armer was awarded an MBE in 2014 for services to cricket.
“Notts has always been home for me,” said Gunn of her return.
“It’s a place very close to mine and my family’s heart, so when I found out there could be a space for me in the line-up for this year I was delighted.
“Even pulling on a Notts shirt for a warm-up game was an exciting moment, so I can’t wait to get back into Green and Gold in the Championship.”
The Nottinghamshire squad is much-changed since Gunn left three years ago, with coach Martyn Kiel assembling a younger line up for the upcoming campaign.
And Gunn is excited about the talent in the side.
“There’s a good balance to the squad, and it’s great for there to be an injection of youth alongside the experience.
“With quite a few youngsters in the side, it’s difficult to predict exactly how the season will go, but it’s a great opportunity for them to prove what they can do.
“There are so many opportunities now for people to make it in women’s cricket, so that should inspire everybody in the Notts side to keep fighting and improving so they can really push on with their careers.”
The Nottinghamshire season begins with three fixtures away from the county, at Kent, Sussex and Lancashire.
Gunn’s first home appearance in her second Notts spell could therefore come against her former Warwickshire teammates at Lady Bay on Sunday 19th May.
Find a full list of Nottinghamshire's fixtures in the 2019 Royal London Women's One Day Cup and Vitality Women's County T20 here.