Mary Allitt

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Mary Allitt
Personal information
Full name Mary Loy (née Allitt)
Born (1925-11-01)1 November 1925
Deniliquin, New South Wales,
Australia
Died 10 December 2013(2013-12-10) (aged 88)
Australia
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off-break
Role Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 35) 16 June 1951 v England
Last Test 20 July 1963 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
1940s–1960s New South Wales
Career statistics
Competition Test
Matches 11
Runs scored 348
Batting average 17.40
100s/50s 0/1
Top score 76
Catches/stumpings 3/-
Source: CricketArchive, 6 January 2014

Mary Loy (née Allitt) OAM (1 November 1925 – 10 December 2013) was an Australian cricketer who captained the national women's team on three occasions in 1963. She played 11 Tests, after making her debut against England in 1951, making a top score of 76. She also played for New South Wales.[1]

On 23 August 2000, Allitt was awarded the Australian Sports Medal[2] and on 1 January 2001, she was awarded the Centenary Medal for her contribution to cricket.[3] Under her married name of Mary Loy she was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in June 2007 in recognition of her lifelong commitment to the game.[4] Allitt died in December 2013, and was described as a "trailblazer" and "pioneer of women's cricket" in a Cricket Australia obituary.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "cricinfo - Mary Allitt". 
  2. ^ "Mary Allitt". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Mary Allitt Loy". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Mary Loy OAM". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Trailblazer Mary Loy passes away" – Cricket Australia. Published 12 December 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2013.