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WCWC 22 Player Profiles

Waitaha Canterbury has been a powerhouse of sporting excellence for generations, with Ōtautahi Christchurch home base for some of New Zealand’s best sportspeople.

The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 is another chance to see our region’s best on the world stage, including these Canterbury-born current WHITE FERNS players (and a few retired players who made a huge impact on women’s cricket):

Lea Tahuhu

Lea Tahuhu

Lea Tahuhu is consistently ranked as one the best (and fastest) bowlers in the world and is known for making international batting line-ups feel uncomfortable. She was named in the 2017 ICC T20 Team of the Year. Good effort, right?

Tahuhu made her debut for the Canterbury Magicians when she was 18 and was promoted to the WHITE FERNS two years later. She’s plied her trade on the WBBL circuit with the Melbourne Renegades since the 2016/17 season.

Catch Tahuhu in action at Hagley Oval this summer in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022.

Born: 23 September 1990, Christchurch (31)
Playing role: Bowler
International caps: ODI – 76 T20 – 61
International bowling average: ODI – 31.01 T20 – 21.20
Best international bowling stats: ODI – 5/37 T20 – 3/17

 

Amy Satterthwaite

Amy Satterthwaite

Amy Satterthwaite made her WHITE FERNS debut at 19 with a T20 International against Australia and has since played 134 ODIs and 111 T20s at international level. She made headlines in 2016/17 with four consecutive ODI centuries, equalling the record of Sri Lankan men’s cricket legend Kumar Sangakkara. How good.

She’s a mainstay at the top of the WHITE FERNS order and was ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2017. A dab hand leftie with the bat, her off-spin delivery is also a constant irritant for the world’s best.

Catch Satterthwaite in action at Hagley Oval this summer in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022.

Born: 7 October 1986, Christchurch (35)
Playing role: All-rounder
International caps: ODI – 134 T20 – 111
International bowling average: ODI – 30.84 T20 – 23.42
Best international bowling stats: ODI – 4/13 T20 – 6/17
International batting average: ODI – 39.28 T20 – 21.49
Best international batting stats: ODI – 137 T20 - 71

 

Frankie Mackay

Frankie Mackay

Frankie Mackay made her WHITE FERNS debut in 2011 against Australia, aged 21. Is there anything better for a young Kiwi cricketer than facing the Aussies on debut? She’s gone on to represent New Zealand on more than 50 occasions.

She was inspired watching the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2000 in Christchurch and debuted for Canterbury aged 17. Equally dangerous with bat and ball, she’s one to watch in 2022.

Catch Mackay in action at Hagley Oval this summer in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022.

Born: 1 June 1990, Christchurch (31)
Playing role: All-rounder
International caps: ODI – 21 T20 – 30
International bowling average: ODI – 32.61 T20 – 23.04
Best international bowling stats: ODI – 2/18 T20 – 3/18
International batting average: ODI – 16.20 T20 – 19.52
Best international batting stats: ODI – 39 T20 - 51

Debbie Hockley

Debbie Hockley

Debbie Hockley is New Zealand’s most decorated female cricketer. She captained the WHITE FERNS after debuting aged 16, played in five Women’s Cricket World Cups, and was the first WHITE FERN to reach 4000 ODI runs. She still holds the record for the most ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup runs by any woman (1501). She was part of the 2000 Women’s Cricket World Cup winning WHITE FERNS side.

She was appointed a Member of the NZ Order of Merit in 1999 for services to cricket and promoted to Companion in 2021. She was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2014 and has served as President of New Zealand Cricket since 2016 – the first female president of the organisation in its 122-year history.

Born: 7 November 1962, Christchurch (59)
Playing role: All-rounder
International caps: ODI – 118 Test – 19
International bowling average: ODI – 42.65 Test – 29.20
Best international bowling stats: ODI – 3/49 Test – 2/9
International batting average: ODI – 41.89 Test – 52.04
Best international batting stats: ODI – 117 Test - 126

Retired from international cricket: December 2000

 

 Lesley Murdoch

Lesley Murdoch

Lesley Murdoch is a member of that rare breed of Kiwi to represent her country in two sports. Murdoch played for the WHITE FERNS from 1979 – 1990 and represented NZ in hockey at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Epic right?

She captained the WHITE FERNS on 18 occasions and played in two Women’s Cricket World Cups – she was captain in 1988. In 1987 she was made a Member of the NZ Order of Merit for services to cricket and hockey and promoted to Officer in 2016 for services to sport. She’s a prolific sports commentator, covering netball, hockey, cricket and rugby, and was elected vice president of New Zealand Cricket in November 2021.

Born: 18 March 1956, Christchurch (65)
Playing role: Batter
International caps: ODI – 25 Test – 6
International batting average: ODI – 21.94 Test – 25.30
Best international batting stats: ODI – 69 Test – 72

 

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