Janette Ann Brittin MBE (4 July 1959 – 11 September 2017), known as Jan Brittin, was an England cricketer who played 27 Tests and 63 ODIs between 1979 and 1998. Her total of 1,935 runs is a Test record  as are her five Test centuries.
|Full name||Janette Ann Brittin|
|Born||4 July 1959|
Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England
|Died||11 September 2017 (aged 58)|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 6 November 2007
Brittin's one-day record of 2,121 runs stood until 2003 when Charlotte Edwards became England's leading one-day run-scorer during the 214-run defeat of Sri Lanka. Edwards said "Jan was a very special player and it is a privilege to head the record table with someone like that". Brittin holds the record for taking the most catches in Women's Cricket World Cup history (19).
As a child, Brittin lived in Chessington, Surrey. She represented English schools at athletics, and later became a rare triple international, in indoor hockey and indoor cricket as well as cricket. She was well known for her feats of athleticism on the cricket field; her England team-mate Enid Bakewell has said that "One of the reasons they changed from playing in skirts to trousers was JB’s diving stops!"
After retiring from the game in 1998 she became a teacher, but also coached at Surrey County Cricket Club. She died of cancer aged 58. In July 2019, Surrey County Cricket Club named a room in the members' pavilion in her honour.
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