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Trish McKelvey

Trish McKelvey was a fine right-hand top-order batsman from Wellington who captained New Zealand from 1966 to 1982. In February 1969 at the Basin Reserve, Wellington, she became the first New Zealand women’s test centurion when she made 155 not out against England. In January 1972 she made 117 not out in New Zealand’s second innings against South Africa in Cape Town. When she retired McKelvey coached, selected and managed New Zealand teams. In 1992 she became the first woman board member of New Zealand Cricket. She also represented New Zealand Cricket at the International Cricket Council and sat on various subcommittees.

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Don Neely, 'Cricket - Women’s cricket', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 April 2023)

Story by Don Neely, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Apr 2016