|Full name||Cathryn Lorraine Fitzpatrick|
|Born||4 March 1968|
|Bowling||Right-arm Fast bowling|
|Test debut (cap 121)||2 February 1991 v India|
|Last Test||18 February 2006 v India|
|ODI debut (cap 71)||24 July 1993 v West Indies|
|Last ODI||4 February 2006 v New Zealand|
Source: Cricinfo, 26 May 2014
Cathryn Lorraine Fitzpatrick (born 4 March 1968) is a former Australian cricketer. She was recognised as the world's fastest women pace bowler, bowling at up to 125 km/h. She announced her retirement from international and state cricket in March 2007, intending to concentrate on coaching. In 2019, Fitzpatrick was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame and later that year, she was inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
Fitzpatrick played domestic cricket for Victorian Spirit, appearing in 103 domestic matches. She made her international debut for Australia in 1991. She played in 13 Test matches, scoring 152 runs at a batting average of 16.88, including one half-century. She took 60 Test wickets at a bowling average of 19.11. Only one Australian woman has taken more Test wickets. She also played in 109 Women's One-day Internationals, scoring 651 runs at 16.69 and taking 180 wickets at 16.79, the most wickets for any woman in ODIs until passed by Jhulan Goswami in May 2017. She also played in two international Twenty20 matches.
Fitzpatrick was a member of the Australian team that won the Women's Cricket World Cup in 1997 and 2005. She won the Australian International Woman Cricketer of the Year award (presented at the Allan Border Medal night) in 2004.
In 2006, Fitzpatrick became the oldest woman cricketer to take a five wicket haul in Women's ODI history (at the age of 37 years and 358 days).
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