Cathryn Fitzpatrick

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Cathryn Fitzpatrick
Personal information
Full nameCathryn Lorraine Fitzpatrick
Born (1968-03-04) 4 March 1968 (age 51)
Melbourne, Australia
BowlingRight-arm Fast bowling
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 121)2 February 1991 v India
Last Test18 February 2006 v India
ODI debut (cap 71)24 July 1993 v West Indies
Last ODI4 February 2006 v New Zealand
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI
Matches 13 109
Runs scored 152 651
Batting average 16.88 16.69
100s/50s 0/1 0/0
Top score 53 43
Balls bowled 3,603 6,017
Wickets 60 180
Bowling average 19.11 16.79
5 wickets in innings 2 4
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 5/29 5/14
Catches/stumpings 5/– 25/–
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.[1][2]

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).[3]

In 2019, Fitzpatrick was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.[4] She was also inducted into the Australian Hall of Fame by the CA in 2019.[5]



  1. ^ Pierik, Jon (11 February 2019). "Jones, Fitzpatrick and Murdoch inducted into cricket's Hall of Fame". The Age. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
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  3. ^ "Records | Women's One-Day Internationals | Bowling records | Oldest player to take five-wickets-in-an-innings | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  4. ^ Cricinfo (19 July 2019). "Sachin Tendulkar, Allan Donald, Cathryn Fitzpatrick inducted in ICC Hall of Fame". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
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