Dani Ransley

Date of Birth: 11/06/1995

Occupation: Teacher

Senior Debut for club:  13/04/2008  v Portsmouth, away, 

Indoor debut: 19/10/2008 v St Cross in a women’s league game at Eastleigh

Batting style: Right Hand Bat

Bowling style: Right Arm Fast Medium 

Nickname: Dano

1st XI Squad Number: 34

Kit Number: 14

Overseas with HP: Dublin, 2015

Representative Honours: Hampshire at all age groups including seniors (part of County Championship Winning Side in 2018)

Medals: 

Southern Premier League Winner 2019

Southern League Championship Winner 2012

Southern League Division 1 Winner 2010

Hampshire Cricket League 2020

Surrey Sixes Winner 2008

       

South Hants Indoor League Winner 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2017

South Hants Indoor Cup Winner 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Serious Cricket League Winner 2009 2011 2012

Indoor:

HP Awards:

Fielder of the Year 2013

Batter of the Year 2016

Players' Player 2016

Dani comes from a cricketing family, with three brothers who play for Havant CC, where she still plays men’s cricket. Her parents are both scorers, and mum Jill has been our 1st X1 scorer for many years.

Dani joined us to play girls cricket in 2007 and by the following year was playing in our Southern League side at age of 12, returning figures of 1-15 from 8 overs against Purley in one of the matches in her debut season.

A leading all-rounder for Hampshire throughout the age groups, Dani continued to be a regular member of our first eleven, primarily as a bowler, but also as an ever-increasing contributor with the bat.   She was a member of the team that won Southern League Division 1 in 2010 and then the Championship in 2012. In the title deciding final game of that season she made 59 at Hastings to help set up the victory, her first half-century for the club. 

A spate of injuries and her university studies in Cardiff restricted Dani’s appearances for a few years, preventing her from bowling at her full speed, but her batting potential came to fruition in the 2016 season, in which she scored 570 runs, the highest ever aggregate for HP at the time.  Her maiden club century, in a Hampshire League game against Cove, was soon followed by a second – this time as part of a huge partnership of 255 with Charlotte Taylor in a Southern Premier League game against Hayes. It remains the club’s record partnership.

By 2017 Dani had established herself in the number3 position in the 1s and over the next three seasons made many vital contributions, often in partnership with Emily Windsor. As a pair they have put on over 1,000 runs for HP.  She was also able to contribute with the ball again, and took 5-7 in a game at Ickenham in 2019.

In the unusual 2020 season she was part of the HP Pirates team that pipped the HP Parrots to the Hampshire League title.

In the 2017/18 winter Dani travelled to Adelaide to play in the South Australia Grade Competition for Sturt, the home club of former HP player Eliza Bartlett.