The young Fury attack will look to Nicky Shaw as their spiritual leader in 2013/14. The vastly experienced Englishwoman has been a revelation since she retired from the international arena in 2010.
Shaw played five Tests for England, and was a member of the squad that won the Ashes in 2008.
The fast bowler claimed 11 wickets with the red ball, including a best of 3/67.
Aside from the Ashes, Shaw also featured in England’s successful World T20 and World Cup campaigns in 2009.
Her efforts in the World Cup were nothing short of spectacular. Initially left out of the squad, Shaw replaced Jenny Gunn on the morning of the final against New Zealand. In a career best spell, Shaw claimed 4/34 to collect the Player of the Match Award.
In a 97 game career, Shaw picked up 76 international scalps. The quick had always been economical, and only went for 5.69 runs an over in T20’s.
The 2012/13 season was solid without being spectacular. Shaw picked up a wicket in each game against South Australia, while she finished with two victims against NSW.
Her best efforts came against ACT, where she finished with 2/16 in a T20 encounter.