KAREN ROLTON (146)
Club: Port Adelaide
Occupation: Postal worker
School/Education: Finished Year 12
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Claimed her second consecutive Women's International Cricketer of the Year award at the 2002 Allan Border Medal presentation in Melbourne. Received the award in New Zealand where the Australian team were in camp ahead of the four-nation one-day international tournament.
Was the competition's third-highest and Australia's second leading run-scorer in the quadrangular ODI tournament, with 291 runs at 58.20 from seven matches. Led the competition's batting averages with 58.20.
Australian vice-captain since 1997.
Australia's second highest run-scorer in one-day international cricket, with 2278 runs. Took her 50th ODI wicket on against New Zealand on Australia Day in January.
Holds the record for the highest individual Australian Test innings (209*) against England in 2001.
Plays hockey during the winter season.
Outside cricket, works as a postal officer in South Australia.
Most admired sportsperson: Tiger Woods
Toughest opponent: Team - New Zealand, Player - Cathryn Fitzpatrick
Most memorable game & why? 1 - Winning the World Cup in 1997. 2 - Rose Bowl 2001/02 Game 6 NZ made 251 and we got the runs off the last ball. I was batting at the time and made 105*
Greatest influence on career: John Harmer, former coach of the Australian women's Cricket Team
How did you start playing cricket? In the backyard with my family and also at the park with my next door neighbours
Cricket ambition: To be part of another successful World Cup campaign in 2005
Where will women's cricket be in 10 years time? Hopefully cricket matches will be telcast on TV eg Ch 9, with a greater number of girls playing the game
Hobbies/Interests: Watching movies, watching and playing sport, playing pool
Favourite food: Lasagna or spaghetti bolognaise, and chicken
Favourite drink: Pineapple Bacardi Breezer
Favourite movie: A Few Good Men
Favourite song: Family Affair - Mary J Bilge
What was your first job? Working in a motel (receptionsit and night shift
What makes you laugh? My teammates, a good joke or story
How do you relax? Listening to music
Travel experience: Have toured India twice, England twice and also travelled to New Zealand a bit
Name 3 people you would most like to invite to a dinner party: Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong, Michael Jordan
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Last update - 5/2/04
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