Holly Ferling

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Holly Ferling
2016–17 WBBL PS v BH 16-12-17 Ferling.jpg
Ferling fielding for Brisbane Heat during WBBL02.
Personal information
Full nameHolly Lee Ferling
Born (1995-12-22) 22 December 1995 (age 23)
Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
Websitehollyferling.com
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 163)11 August 2013 v England
Last Test11 August 2015 v England
ODI debut (cap 125)1 February 2013 v Pakistan
Last ODI20 November 2016 v South Africa
T20I debut (cap 37)29 August 2013 v England
Last T20I31 January 2016 v India
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2012–Queensland Fire
2015–18Brisbane Heat
2018–Melbourne Stars
Career statistics
Competition WTests WODI WT20I WBBL
Matches 3 22 9 46
Runs scored 5 9 0 62
Batting average n/a 3.00 0.00 6.89
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 5* 4 0 10*
Balls bowled 396 721 162 636
Wickets 3 24 5 32
Bowling average 64.33 22.00 28.40 6.65
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 2/59 3/4 2/14 4/8
Catches/stumpings 0/– 4/– 0/– 8/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 20 January 2019

Holly Lee Ferling (born 22 December 1995) is an Australian cricketer who made her debut for the Australia national women's cricket team in 2013 and currently plays for the Melbourne Stars and Queensland Cricket in Australia's domestic competitions.

Cricket[edit]

A right-arm fast-medium paced bowler, Ferling made four appearances during the 2013 Women's Cricket World Cup, taking nine wickets at an average of 10.55; placing her second on the bowling averages tables.[1] She was named as the twelfth player in the team of the tournament, selected by an ICC panel.[2]

At the age of 14, Ferling made her debut in men's grade cricket in Queensland, and took a hat-trick with her first three balls. She later became the first woman to be named as the Queensland Junior Cricketer of the Year.[3] Ferling developed her game playing alongside men, something she feels has helped her to teach her where to bowl.[4]

In June 2015, she was named as one of Australia's touring party for the 2015 Women's Ashes in England, after a period of injury.[5]

In July 2015, Ferling was named as the first signing for the Brisbane Heat in the inaugural Women's Big Bash League.[6] She also played for Northern Districts Spirit in New Zealand during the 2015–16 season.[7]

In November 2017, Ferling was a speaker at the National Young Leaders Day in Brisbane and Sydney, motivating young leaders through discussing her experiences as a female cricket player who had faced many setbacks, including several stress fractures.

In November 2018, she was named in the Melbourne Stars' squad for the 2018–19 Women's Big Bash League season.[8][9]

Netball[edit]

Ferling was also an accomplished netball player. Predominantly known as a defensive player, she rose to represent the Wide Bay Thundercats in the Queensland State Netball League.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ICC Women's World Cup, 2012/13 / Records / Best averages". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
  2. ^ "ICC names ICC Women's World Cup India 2013 Team of the Tournament". International Cricket Council. 18 February 2013. Archived from the original on 23 February 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
  3. ^ Purohit, Abhishek (8 February 2013). "Ferling overcomes her nerves". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
  4. ^ Craddock, Robert (16 February 2013). "Matthew Hayden not surprised by Holly Ferling's rapid rise for Australia at women's World Cup". The Daily Telegraph. News Limited. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Women's Ashes: Australia include three potential Test debututants". BBC. 1 June 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  6. ^ Hogan, Jesse (10 July 2015). "First WBBL signings unveiled as Ten commits to broadcasts". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  7. ^ "ND News - ND Cricket". Northern Districts Cricket. 3 October 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  8. ^ "WBBL04: All you need to know guide". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  9. ^ "The full squads for the WBBL". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Cougars, Lynx claw down Thundercats". Fraser Coast Chronicle. 21 March 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Thundercats lift but remain winless". Fraser Coast Chronicle. 20 May 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2018.

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