SOMERSET and Western Storm bowler Anya Shrubsole has made the 12-strong shortlist for BBC Sports Personality of the Year after her World Cup-winning heroics with England.

The Bath-born cricketer helped Western Storm win the Kia Super League title, but her finest hour came in an England shirt, in the Women’s Cricket World Cup final.

Her five wickets in 19 balls stunned India and saw the host nation snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. 

Her 6-46 meant she returned the best ever bowling figures in a World Cup final.

She also became the first female cricketer to receive the Christopher Martin-Jenkins Spirit of Cricket award, for consoling South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk after the semi-final win.

All of that means that she appears on the list of SPOTY contenders alongside the likes of Sir Mo Farah, Lewis Hamilton and Jo Konta.

The event takes place on Sunday, December 17 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, with the winner being decided by audience vote on the night.