The team behind the Women in New Zealand Cricket History project have all volunteered their time and expertise for this exciting project.

With two former WHITE FERNS, a provincial representative, and three who were once hopeful on-field but have since turned their focus to administration, there is a wealth of cricket experience and knowledge involved.

If you would like to contact the team, email nzwomenscricketbook@gmail.com or use the contact form here.

Trish McKelvey CNZM MBE

Over an on-field career at the game’s top level that spanned more than 20 years, there wasn’t much Trish didn’t achieve. She was the first woman to score a Test century for New Zealand, captained the first New Zealand side to beat Australia in a Test and to win a series in Australia and South Africa. A Life Member of New Zealand Cricket, Trish has been acknowledged in Queen’s Birthday Honours for both her services to the game and education.

Favourite Player

An easy question for Trish: Verna MacDonald (née Coutts). Verna was an outstanding top order bat and superb fielder, who shared her knowledge of the game with the young. Trish played with her in the same Kilbirnie and Wellington teams during her last couple of seasons.

Penny Kinsella

Cricket has always been part of Penny’s life; her father played for Central Districts while she began her own playing career aged eight. Penny went on to play for Central Districts, Wellington, and New Zealand. After her playing days, Penny has remained involved, including as a WHITE FERNS’ selector. She is currently Deputy Principal at Onslow College.

Favourite Player

Penny always enjoyed watching Viv Richards for his free flowing, exuberant batting and Alan Border for his concentration and the high price he put on his wicket. Growing up in the 70s, she never saw women’s cricket until already a rep player, and then not on TV. These days she sees so many women’s players to admire!

Trevor Auger

Trevor Auger

Trevor was the Press Box scorer for international matches at Eden Park while he was still at school, he played club cricket at a senior level, is a member of the Auckland Cricket Judiciary Committee, and he writes a weekly column for the Auckland Cricket website. He has also traveled widely, and has watched international cricket in England, Australia, South Africa, and the Caribbean.

Favourite Player

Joyce Clothier, who toured England in 1954 and scored 49 and 63 in her two Tests against Australia. She lived in Matamata and, until her father helped her buy a car, she caught the bus to Auckland each Friday night to play cricket on Saturday, returning home on the Sunday.

Elizabeth Scurr

Elizabeth is a former first-class cricketer who represented both Wellington and Otago. Her passion for cricket sees her still playing premier women’s cricket for Wellington Collegians where she has also served on the Board. Elizabeth is a member of the Cricket Wellington Board.

Favourite Player

During New Zealand’s Test against England at Guildford in July 1996, Kirsty Bond became the first woman to pass 200 in an innings. As a teenager who would go on to make her own provincial debut three years later, the innings sealed Bond’s place as Elizabeth’s favourite player.

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Sally Morrison

Part of a strong cricketing family, Sally played over 20 years of senior cricket and, at the 2009 AGM, became the first elected female on the Cricket Wellington Board. In 2016, she became the first ever female Major Association Chair, a role she continues to hold today. Outside of the game, Sally is a senior manager in the public sector and has a background in project and relationship management.

Favourite Player

Sally enjoyed watching India’s Mithali Raj during the most recent World Cup. Off the field, the way she politely stood firm and talked about women’s cricket unapologetically, made her a real inspiration to Sally, and many others.

Jamie Bell

Jamie Bell

Jamie has more than ten years experience in the museum and heritage field and is currently the Director of the New Zealand Cricket Museum. Outside of his work at the Museum, he was worked on projects as diverse as a television documentary on WWI, exhibitions on gold dredging and Mt Taranaki, and a published history of a regional museum.

Favourite Player

The only woman to have played in each of New Zealand’s first two Tests, Nancy Browne. Nancy’s family were one of the first Jamie met through the Museum when they donated items that belonged to her and their passion for her legacy was passed on.

PROJECT INTERNS

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Tiffany Jenks

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Evan Watkin

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