Kate Blackwell

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Kate Blackwell
Personal information
Full name Katherine Anne Blackwell
Born (1983-08-31) 31 August 1983 (age 34)
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Right-arm medium pace
Relations Alex Blackwell (twin sister)
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 145) 9 August 2005 v England
ODI debut (cap 102) 13 December 2004 v India
Last ODI 9 November 2008 v India
T20I debut 2 September 2005 v England
Last T20I 28 October 2008 v India
Domestic team information
Years Team
2002-03-present New South Wales Breakers
2005-06 Wellington Blaze
2010 Middlesex Women cricket team
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs LA WNCL
Matches 4 41 136 82
Runs scored 180 475 2636 551
Batting average 25.71 19.00 32.13 15.53
100s/50s 0/1 0/1 2/17 1/12
Top score 72 57* 102 102
Balls bowled - 18 239 117
Wickets - 0 5 0
Bowling average - - 37.80 -
5 wickets in innings - - 2 -
10 wickets in match - - 0 -
Best bowling - - 4/8 0/6
Catches/stumpings 7/- 12/- 37/– 20/–
Source: Cricinfo[not in citation given], 29 June 2014

Kathryn Anne Blackwell (born 31 August 1983) is an Australian cricketer.[1] Blackwell was born in Wagga Wagga, but raised in Yenda, a small rural town outside of Griffith, New South Wales. She and her identical twin sister Alex Blackwell were part of the Australian national team that won the 2005 Women's Cricket World Cup in South Africa. In the 2005-06 season she played for the Wellington Blaze in the State League.

Kate Blackwell played four Tests and 41 One Day International matches for Australia.[1] She is the 145th woman to play Test cricket for Australia,[2] and the 102nd woman to play One Day International cricket for Australia.[3]

As of June 2014 she has played 136 domestic limited-overs matches including 82 Women's National Cricket League games for the New South Wales Breakers.[4]

Blackwell along with Karen Rolton holds the record for the highest 4th wicket runstand in WT20I history(sharing 147*)[5][6]

When asked about the frequent comparisons in the Australian media of the Blackwell twins to male cricketers, she said, "We look up to them a lot, but female cricketers should be recognized for themselves, not as the equivalent of Mark Waugh or Steve Waugh or Matthew Hayden or anybody."[7]

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