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Debbie Hockley

Debbie Hockley represented Canterbury at 15 years old and played her first test for New Zealand in 1979 when she was 16. She became the first woman to score 1,000 test runs and had an average of 52.04. She played in the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup five times from 1982 to 2000 and her aggregate of 1,351, which includes two centuries, is the most scored in this competition. Hockley played in 118 one-day internationals scoring 4,064 runs, including four centuries and 34 half-centuries. Her one-day international average was 41.89. Debbie Hockley’s historical significance as one of women's cricket’s greatest batsmen will endure, regardless of the game’s evolution.

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Don Neely, 'Cricket - Women’s cricket', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 May 2022)

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