World Cup Winning Cricketer, Broadcaster and Motivational Speaker
Ebony Rainford-Brent MBE is a World Cup Winning Cricketer, Broadcaster, Motivational Speaker and Performance Coach.
Ebony is a former English cricketer and was a member of the England Team that won the 9th ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in Sydney 2009. In the three months following their World Cup win, the team went on to win: the ICC Women’s World Twenty20, the Natwest One Day series and retained the Ashes. During her playing career, she was also captain of the Surrey women’s team.
Since retiring from sport, Ebony has gone on to a career in the media including becoming a broadcaster and commentator for the flagship BBC programme ‘Test Match Special’ and in 2020 joined the Sky Sports team.
In 2021 Ebony was signed by Channel 4 for their India-England Test series coverage & joined The Guardian as one of their monthly columnists. Summer 2021 will see Ebony fronting Sky’s The Hundred coverage and presenting the white ball series for BBC.
Ebony also runs a podcast called ‘The Art of Success’ where she sits down with high performers from various fields to unpick tools and strategies for success.
In 2015 Ebony returned to Surrey County Cricket Club, after being appointed their first Director of Women’s Cricket. She is also an ambassador for Beyond Sport & chair of ACE programmes newly formed charity in 2020.