Ashleigh Gardner

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Ashleigh Gardner
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Gardner batting for Sydney Sixers during WBBL|03
Personal information
Full nameAshleigh Gardner
Born (1997-04-15) 15 April 1997 (age 21)
Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm offbreak
RoleBowler
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 134)2 March 2017 v New Zealand
Last ODI22 October 2018 v Pakistan
ODI shirt no.63
T20I debut (cap 44)17 February 2017 v New Zealand
Last T20I24 November 2018 v England
T20I shirt no.63
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2015–presentNew South Wales Breakers
2015–presentSydney Sixers (squad no. 6)
2015–16Northern Spirit
Career statistics
Competition WODI WT20I WLO WT20
Matches 18 23 30 61
Runs scored 185 310 308 1,311
Batting average 20.55 19.37 16.21 23.84
100s/50s 0/1 0/1 0/0 1/6
Top score 62* 63* 46 114
Balls bowled 943 342 1,559 644
Wickets 26 21 34 18
Bowling average 25.88 18.09 32.67 43.50
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a n/a n/a
Best bowling 3/28 3/22 3/28 2/7
Catches/stumpings 3/– 5/– 6/– 18/–
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 31 January 2019

Ashleigh Gardner (born 15 April 1997) is an Australian cricketer who plays for New South Wales Breakers in the Women's National Cricket League and Sydney Sixers in the Australian Women's Big Bash League.[1] In November 2018, she was named in the Sydney Sixers' squad for the 2018–19 Women's Big Bash League season.[2][3]

International career[edit]

She made her Women's Twenty20 International cricket (WT20I) debut against New Zealand on 17 February 2017.[4]

On 2 March 2017, she made her Women's One Day International (WODI) debut against New Zealand.[5]

In June 2017, she became the first Indigenous Australian woman to play in a cricket World Cup, when she represented Australia against Pakistan in the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup.[6][7]

2017–18 season[edit]

Gardner played for Australia in the Women's Ashes. In the first ODI she took three wickets in the first innings, then combined with Alex Blackwell in the second innings for a 39 run partnership from just 29 balls. She hit two sixes in her innings and, though she was dismissed after only 18 balls, she had put Australia in a position where they only needed two runs from the final over.[8]

In April 2018, she was one of the fourteen players to be awarded a national contract for the 2018–19 season by Cricket Australia.[9] In October 2018, she was named in Australia's squad for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies.[10][11] Ahead of the tournament, she was named as the player to watch in the team.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jackson, Russell (10 January 2017). "Back yard to Big Bash: Ashleigh Gardner's star rises after intense year of cricket". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  2. ^ "WBBL04: All you need to know guide". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  3. ^ "The full squads for the WBBL". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  4. ^ "New Zealand Women tour of Australia, 1st T20I: Australia Women v New Zealand Women at Melbourne, Feb 17, 2017". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Australia Women tour of New Zealand, 2nd ODI: New Zealand Women v Australia Women at Mount Maunganui, Mar 2, 2017". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  6. ^ Kumar, Aishwarya (22 June 2017). "Ashleigh Gardner stands on the cusp of history". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  7. ^ "ICC Women's World Cup, 4th Match: Australia Women v West Indies Women at Taunton, Jun 26, 2017". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  8. ^ Brettig, Daniel (22 October 2017). "Blackwell's unbeaten 67 powers Australia to narrow win". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Molineux, Kimmince among new Australia contracts; Beams, Cheatle miss out". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Australia reveal World Twenty20 squad". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Jess Jonassen, Nicole Bolton in Australia's squad for ICC Women's World T20". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Key Players: Australia". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 5 November 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Ashleigh Gardner at Wikimedia Commons