Debbie Hockley Inducted into Cricket Hall of Fame

Debbie Hockley has become the first New Zealand women’s cricketer to be inducted into the International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Fame, and alongside Sir Richard Hadlee, the only other New Zealander to be awarded the honour.

The former White Ferns batswoman made her debut in 1979 and retired immediately after New Zealand beat Australia by four runs in the 2000 ICC Women’s World Cup final. In a career that spanned 22 seasons, she amassed 1301 runs, including four centuries in 19 Test matches. In 118 One-Day Internationals, she made 4064 runs that featured four hundreds and 34 half-centuries.

Hockley is the fourth female to receive the honour. “To be only the second New Zealander to enter the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame is something I’m very proud of,” Hockley said.

“I have so many happy memories of the togetherness of teammates, matches played and countries that I travelled – all a result of this wonderful game of cricket.”

Original article from Wisden India, January 2, 2014.

Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images AsiaPac.

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