Women's Cricket in Australia - Southern Stars

Player Profiles

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Born: 10/9/70
Club: Buckley Ridges
Occupation: Women's Cricket Operations Manager (ACB)
School/Education: HSC - Newcastle High (1988)
Qualifications: B App Sci (Physiotherapy)

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Became Australia's greatest female run-scorer in history during the first Ashes Test at the Gabba in February 2003, breaking Betty Wilson's 55-year-old Test record (862 runs).

Has now scored 899 Test runs, the Test record adding to her mantle as Australia's leading female ODI run-scorer and most capped one-day international player.

Captained Australia to its sixth Ashes series win against England in 2002-03.

Before the Ashes series against England, led Australia to victory in the quadrangular one-day international competition in New Zealand in January /February. Was the tournament's leading run-scorer in that series, with 343 runs at 49.00 from seven matches.

Has captained Australia in 72 ODI matches - the defeat of New Zealand in the four-nation one-day international final was her 61st victory as Australian captain.

Holds the highest score in history (female or male) in ODI competition (an unbeaten 229 runs against Denmark in Mumbai, 1997).

Combines her duties as Australian and Victoria Spirit captain with her role as Women's Cricket Operations Manager at Cricket Australia.

Awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in January 2000 for her services to cricket. Is a qualified physiotherapist.

Most admired sportsperson: Cathy Freeman
Toughest opponent: Debbie Hockely (NZ)
Most memorable match & why? World Cup Final 1997, playing in front of 70,000 people at Eden Gardens, Calcutta
Greatest influence on career: John Harmer
How did you start playing cricket? In the backyard with family. 1st game at school age 13 (girls cricket team at NCWC High). Local boys team in Newcastle.
Cricket ambition: To be considered a worthwhile opponent
Where will women's cricket be in 10 year's time? Rivalling netball as the most popular sport for females in Australia

Hobbies/Interest: Beach holidays
Favourite food: Thai beef stir fry (home cooked of course)
Favourite drink: Coffee (cappuccino)
Favourite movie: Shjawshank Redemption
Favourite book: Brothers in Arms and This Nest is Best (Dr Suess)
Favourite song: Road to Mandalay - Robbie Williams
Any pets?
What was your first job? Working in a gym reception whilst at school
What makes you laugh? Kath & Kim
How do you relax? Go out to dinner with friends
Travel experience: Europe, UK, India, USA, NZ
Name 3 people you would most like to invite to a dinner party: Magda Szubanski, Don Bradman, The Kumars

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Last update - 5/2/04

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