White Ferns and Northern Spirit all-rounder, Nicola Browne, announced her retirement from all forms of the game following the final round of domestic matches in the 2014-15 season.

A loyal stalwart of Northern Districts cricket, Nicola featured in over 170 limited over matches for the association. In six of the last ten domestic seasons she has averaged over 50 with the bat, including an incredible 118.50 in 2009-10. She ended her career with Spirit records for the most matches, runs, and wickets.


Nicola made her New Zealand debut in 2002 and, through her international career, featured in 125 ODIs, 54 T20Is, and 2 Tests. Amongst the many highlights during her 12 years in the WHITE FERNS, Nicola was a nominee for the ICC’s Women’s Cricketer of the Year in 2008 and won the Player of the Tournament award at the 2010 T20 World Cup.

Nicola’s WHITE FERNS’ performances hold the following spots in their all-time records:


1st | ODI matches – 125

1st | T20I wickets – 47

2nd | ODI wickets – 88

3rd | Best figures in T20Is – 4 for 15

4th | T20I matches – 54

6th | T20 runs – 552

7th | ODI runs – 2002

Nicola Browne scores her 2000th ODI run
Nicola’s 2000th ODI run was a 2014 #statchat highlight.


For more than a decade, Nicola has been one of New Zealand’s most dedicated and talented cricketers, establishing a record that stacks up against the best in the game and standing as a role model for all. For that, we say “well played, Nic.”