CATHRYN FITZPATRICK (137)
Club: Buckley Ridges
Occupation: Postal Delivery Officer
School/Education: HSC - Dandenong High (1985)
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Season 2002-03 showed why the experienced fast bowler is still the world's best and most feared.
Headed the wicket-takers list in the four-nation one-day international competition in New Zealand with 15 scalps at just 10.06 apiece from six games. Conceded almost 100 runs less than her nearest rival in that tournament - India's Al Khadeer with 14 wickets.
Passed 100 ODI wickets with the 15 wicket tally in New Zealand, becoming the only female player in history to achieve the feat.
The 15-wickets included a five-wicket haul of 5-27 against New Zealand in Australia's last match before the final - the sixth best ODI bowling performance for Australia.
Became Australia's second most capped ODI player with 67 appearances, behind Australian captain Belinda Clark (89 matches).
Claimed Player of the Match in the first Ashes Test at the Gabba in February with eight wickets and followed up with another six wickets in the second Test at Bankstown to claim the Peden-Archdale medal for Player of the Series against England in 2002-03 (matches against England included the Ashes Tests and the two one-day internationals played in New Zealand).
Moved from sixth to fourth on the ladder of most Test wickets for Australia with her 14 Ashes wickets.
Most admired sportsperson: Susie O'Neill
Toughest opponent: Belinda Clark
Most memorable game & why?: Lord's 1998 - we won the series 5-0 and it was the first time for me at Lord's
Greatest influence on career: John Harmer
How did you start playing cricket: With all the kids in the street
Cricket ambition: To be able to play until I don't want to anymore
Where will womn's cricket be in 10 years time?: On television
Hobbies/Interests: Golf when time permits, walking my dogs
Favourite food: Potato chips
Favourite drink: Henscke Kyneton Estate
Favourite movie: Fried Green Tomatoes
Favourite book: Charlotte's Web
Favourite song: Waterloo - Abba
Any pets?: 2 beagles - Milly & Bailey
What was your first job? School holidays at a confectionary wholesalers
What makes your laugh? My nephews
How do you relax? Sleep
Travel experience: New Zealand, India, United Kingdon, USA
Name 3 people you would most like to invite to a dinner party: Robbie Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheryl Kernot
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