The New Zealand women’s national cricket team is also known as the White Ferns. It represents New Zealand in international women’s cricket. The team is organized by New Zealand Cricket, a full member of the International Cricket Council, and is one of eight teams competing in the ICC Women’s Championship (the highest level of international women’s cricket) (ICC). New Zealand made its Test debut against England in 1935, becoming the third team to do so. New Zealand, along with Australia and England, is one of only three teams to have competed in all ten editions of the Women’s Cricket World Cup. The team has reached the tournament final four times, winning in 2000 and finishing second in 1993, 1997, and 2009. Let us take a look at the top 10 New Zealand women cricketers with the most runs in ODI.
Ranking Of New Zealand Women Cricketers With Most Runs In ODI
1. Suzie Bates
Suzie Bates was born on 16 September 1987. She is a former captain of New Zealand’s national women’s cricket team. She was born in Dunedin and currently plays domestic cricket for the Otago Sparks as well as for the White Ferns. Further, she currently leads the New Zealand Women’s Twenty20 cricket team in both runs and batting average. Further, she was named ICC Women’s One-Day International Cricketer of the Year in 2013. Bates was again named ICC Women’s ODI and T20I Cricketer of the Year in 2015. With 151 runs against Ireland on June 8, 2018, she scored her tenth WODI century. In the same match, she passed Debbie Hockley’s total of 4,064 runs to become New Zealand Women’s leading run-scorer.
Initially, Bates scored her first WT20I century on June 20, 2018, against South Africa Women in the 2018 England Women’s Tri-Nation Series. In the same game, she passed Charlotte Edwards’ total of 2,605 runs to become the format’s leading run-scorer. Bates became the second woman, after Jenny Gunn, to play in 100 WT20I matches in the sixth match of the tri-series. Further, she was awarded a central contract by New Zealand Cricket in August 2018. Amy Satterthwaite took over as captain of New Zealand after she stepped down in September 2018. Bates was named to New Zealand’s squad for the 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies in October 2018. She was named one of the players to watch ahead of the tournament. Further, Bates became the first cricketer, male or female, to score 3,000 runs in Twenty20 International matches during the tournament.
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2. Amy Satterthwaite (One Of The Women Cricketers With The Most Runs In ODI)
Amy Satterthwaite was born on 7 October 1986. She is a former vice-captain of New Zealand’s women’s cricket team. She is a New Zealand domestic cricket player for the Canterbury Magicians and an Australian Women’s Big Bash League player for the Melbourne Renegades. Satterthwaite played for New Zealand in women’s ODI and Twenty20 matches from 2007 to 2022. She also played at the Women’s Cricket World Cup in 2009 and 2013. On February 26, 2017, she became the first player in WODI history, and the second overall in ODIs, to score four consecutive hundreds.
Further, she was named the inaugural ICC Women’s ODI Player of the Year in December 2017. Suzie Bates stepped down as captain of New Zealand in September 2018 and was replaced by Satterthwaite. Further, Satterthwaite was named vice-captain of the New Zealand women’s cricket team in July 2020, with Sophie Devine taking over as full-time captain. She played in her 100th WT20I match against Australia in September 2020. Finally, she announced her retirement from cricket in May 2022.
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3. Debbie Hockley
Debbie Hockley was born on 7 November 1962. She is a former New Zealand cricketer who batted right-handed and bowled right-arm medium. Hockley was New Zealand Cricket’s first female president. Further, she represented Canterbury and North Shore in domestic cricket. Hockley played in 19 Tests for New Zealand, scoring 126 not out and averaging 52.04 with the bat. Further, she led New Zealand to six draws in six Tests. She also batted at a 41.89 average in 118 One Day Internationals for New Zealand. Hockley captained the team in 27 matches, winning 12 and losing 15.
Further, she was named Player of the Match in the 1997 World Cup final in India, and she holds the record for most runs scored by a woman in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup (1501), having competed in five World Cups. Hockley was the first female player to score 4000 ODI runs and play 100 ODIs. She was also the first woman in New Zealand history to score 1,000 runs in one-day internationals. Her cricket career spanned from 1979 to 2000.
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4. Sophie Devine (One Of The Women Cricketers With The Most Runs In ODI)
Sophie Devine was born on 1 September 1989. She is a New Zealand sportswoman who has represented her country in both crickets for the New Zealand national women’s cricket team (White Ferns) and field hockey for the New Zealand national women’s field hockey team (Black Sticks Women). She has since concentrated on cricket. Devine is well-known for not wearing a helmet while batting, which is unusual in 21st-century cricket. Further, she was named a member of the ICC Women’s T20I Team of the Year in December 2017.
Devine was awarded a central contract by New Zealand Cricket in August 2018. She was named to New Zealand’s squad for the 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies in October 2018. She was named the team’s star ahead of the tournament. Devine was named full-time captain of the New Zealand women’s cricket team in July 2020, succeeding Amy Satterthwaite. Devine made her 100th WT20I appearance in September 2021, in the second match against England.
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5. Haidee Tiffen
Haidee Tiffen was born on 4 September 1979. She is a former cricket player and New Zealand cricket coach. She was an all-rounder who batted right-handed and bowled right-arm medium. Between 1999 and 2009, she represented New Zealand in two Tests, 117 One Day Internationals, and nine Twenty20 Internationals. She played domestic cricket for Canterbury and spent two seasons with Sussex. Tiffen was born on September 4, 1979, in Timaru, New Zealand, and attended Timaru Girls’ High School, where she was head girl in 1997. Tiffen is once regarded as one of the game’s best all-rounders.
She announced her retirement after leading her team to the final of the 2009 Women’s Cricket World Cup. During that time, her 2,919 career ODI runs were broken by only six other women, and for New Zealand only Debbie Hockley surpassed her. She was nominated for the ICC Women’s Player of the Year Award in 2006 but lost to Karen Rolton. Tiffen received the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2011 New Year Honours for her contributions to women’s cricket. From April 2015 to March 2019, she was the head coach of the New Zealand women’s team.
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6. Emily Drumm (One Of The Women Cricketers With The Most Runs In ODI)
Emily Drumm was born on 15 September 1974. She is a former New Zealand cricketer who batted right-handed and bowled right-arm medium and right-arm leg breaks. Between 1992 and 2006, she played in 5 Tests and 101 One Day Internationals for New Zealand. She represented Auckland, Northern Districts, and Kent in domestic cricket. Drumm led New Zealand in 41 ODIs, winning 28 of them, losing 12, and drawing one.
Finally, she led New Zealand to their greatest ODI victory, the 2000 Women’s Cricket World Cup in 2000/2001. Drumm’s 815 runs at Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln are the second-highest runs in Women’s ODI history. Further, Drumm has the highest individual test score (161*) in Women’s Test cricket history when batting at number 5 or lower. Further, Drumm was named a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2006 New Year Honours for her contributions to women’s cricket.
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7. Sara McGlashan
Sara McGlashan was born on 28 March 1982. She is a former New Zealand cricketer who played as a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper. Between 2002 and 2016, she represented New Zealand in two Tests, 134 ODIs, and 76 Twenty20 matches. Further, she played domestic cricket in New Zealand for Central Districts and Auckland, as well as stints with the Australian Capital Territory, Sydney Sixers, Sussex, and Southern Vipers. McGlashan and Nicola Browne set the record for the highest 6th wicket partnership in Women’s World Cup history (139*). In 2016, she hit the game-winning runs that enabled the Sydney Sixers to qualify for the playoffs despite losing six games in a row to start the season.
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8. Rebecca Rolls (One Of The Women Cricketers With The Most Runs In ODI)
Rebecca Rolls was born on August 22nd, 1975. She is a former New Zealand cricketer and association footballer who played for her country in both sports. Between 1997 and 2007, she was a wicket-keeper and right-handed batter for New Zealand, playing in one Test match, 104 ODIs, and two Twenty20 matches. Further, she played for Central Districts and Auckland in domestic cricket. She made 21 appearances for New Zealand in football.
Rolls had a long ODI career, appearing in 104 ODIs and one Test match for New Zealand. She was only the second New Zealand woman, after Debbie Hockley, to reach the 100-ODI mark. She was a batsman who played as a wicketkeeper. Further, Rolls was a member of the winning Women’s Cricket World Cup team in Lincoln in 2000, as well as the Auckland Hearts in the State League. Rebecca Rolls is also the first female wicketkeeper in WODI history to complete the double of scoring 2000 runs and taking 100 wickets.
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9. Nicola Browne
On September 14, 1983, Nicola Browne was born. She is a former cricketer from New Zealand who batted right-handed and bowled right-arm medium. Between 2002 and 2014, she played for New Zealand in two Tests, 125 ODIs, and 54 Twenty20 matches. Further, she played for Northern Districts and the Australian Capital Territory in domestic cricket. Again she played in the Women’s Cricket World Cups in 2005 and 2009, and she was named Player of the Series in the 2010 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 tournament. Further, Browne and Sarah Tsukigawa set the highest 7th wicket partnership in WODI history in 2007, with 104. In 2009, she and Sara McGlashan set the record for the sixth wicket partnership in Women’s World Cup history, 139.
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10. Aimee Watkins (One Of The Women Cricketers With The Most Runs In ODI)
On October 11, 1982, Aimee Watkins was born. She is a former New Zealand cricketer who was an all-rounder. Between 2002 and 2011, Watkins played two Tests, 103 One Day Internationals, and 36 Twenty20 Internationals for New Zealand. Further, she represented Central Districts in domestic cricket, as well as Sussex and Devon. Watkins, who was born in New Plymouth, bats left-handed and bowls off-spin with his right arm. With 11 wickets in the 2009 Women’s Cricket World Cup, she was New Zealand’s leading wicket-taker, with the best performance of 4 for 2 against South Africa. Further, Watkins and Suzie Bates have the highest second-wicket partnership in WT20I history (118*).
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