Lindsay Reeler

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Lindsay Reeler
Personal information
Full name Lindsay Anne Reeler
Born (1961-03-18) 18 March 1961 (age 57)
Northern Rhodesia
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Role Opening batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 95) 21 January 1984 v India
Last Test 29 August 1987 v England
ODI debut (cap 38) 19 January 1984 v India
Last ODI 18 December 1988 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
1980/81–1987/88 New South Wales Breakers
Career statistics
Competition WTest WODI List A
Matches 10 23 32
Runs scored 510 1034 1173
Batting average 39.23 57.44 43.44
100s/50s 1/3 2/8 2/9
Top score 110* 143* 143*
Balls bowled 168 0 0
Wickets 2
Bowling average 42.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 2/27
Catches/stumpings 12/– 10/– 10/–
Source: CricketArchive, 4 November 2009

Lindsay Anne Reeler (born 18 March 1961, Northern Rhodesia) is a former New South Wales Breakers and Australia cricketer. A right-handed opening batsman and occasional right-arm medium pace bowler, she played 10 Test matches for Australia between 1984 and 1987, scoring a century against England in her penultimate Test match in August 1987.[1] She has also played 23 One Day Internationals for Australia, scoring 1,034 runs with two centuries and eight half-centuries at an average in the high-fifties.[2]

Early career[edit]

Urged by her father, Ian, to take up cricket, Reeler didn't start playing until she was 15, and then lacked the self-discipline to truly progress.[3] A move to opening batsman changed that, and gave her the self-confidence to improve.[3] As a teenager, she played for Ravenswood High School, but craving greater competition, she trained and played with the boys at nearby Barker College.[3] She appeared for New South Wales Breakers at the age of 19, taking one wicket and scoring five runs in a drawn two-day match with South Australia.[4] She made just three appearances in her maiden season, all coming in January 1981.[5]

The following season saw her play in all but one of New South Wales' ten Australian Women's Cricket Championships matches, and she was rewarded with her first half-century for the club, as she top-scored with 53 against Western Australia.[6] The 1982/83 season saw her average drop to 9.00, as she scored 36 runs in her four matches,[7] but 1983/84 saw her hit far better form. In her opening match of the season, she scored 70 to help New South Wales set a first-innings declaration total of 166, although opponents Queensland rallied with 277 in their second innings and the match finished a draw.[8] Two matches later, she hit 164 runs in 236 minutes, including 22 fours against Australian Capital Territory.[9]

International career[edit]

Fifteen days after her century for New South Wales, she made her international debut for Australia during their tour of India. Batting at number four, she was named Player of the Match as she scored 60 runs and put on 80 with Trish Dawson for the fourth-wicket, helping her team to chase down the Indian total.[10] She opened the batting for Australia for the remainder of the tour, adding 85 further ODI runs and trailing only Dawson in ODI runs in the series.[11] Her Test debut came in the same series, where she performed solidly but less emphatically. Opening the batting alongside Peta Verco in five of her six innings, Reeler scored 148 runs without making a half-century and trailed her opening partner by some way in the batting charts for the series.[12] She didn't feature in the first two Tests against the touring English the following summer, but on her return in the Third Test made her maiden half-century in 146 balls.[13] She failed reach 50 again in the final two Tests or the three-match ODI series, and did not appear in the subsequent series against New Zealand.

In 1987, she was selected as part of the squad to tour the British Isles, and in the first ODI against Ireland she hit a match-winning 83 runs as Australia won by 110 runs.[14] After missing the second Test, she again made a match-winning performance, passing her previous score to record 84 runs in a 105 run victory.[15] A score of 109 in a warm-up match against Surrey Women was her first for Australia,[16] and she made half-centuries in the first and third ODIs of the series.[17][18] After a score of 3 in her solitary innings in the First Test,[19] Reeler struggled in two matches against West and West Midlands Women.

A century against a North Women side containing England captain Carole Hodges and wicketkeeper Jane Powell helped secure an Australian 166 run victory just four days before the Second Test.[20] Reeler opened the batting in the Second Test as Australia chased an English first-innings total of 201.[1] After losing the early wickets of Denise Emerson and Belinda Haggett, Reeler was joined at the crease by Denise Annetts. The pair put on a women's Test record partnership of 309 runs, Reeler finishing on 110* and Annetts on 193.[1][21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "England Women v Australia Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Player Profile: Lindsay Reeler". Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c Condon, Matt (8 January 1989). "WE DO HAVE A GREAT 'BATSMAN'". The Sun-Herald. p. 15. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "New South Wales Women v South Australia Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Other matches played by Lindsay Reeler (50)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "New South Wales Women v Western Australia Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  7. ^ "Batting and Fielding in Australian Women's Cricket Championships 1982/83 (Ordered by Average)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  8. ^ "New South Wales Women v Queensland Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  9. ^ "New South Wales Women v Australian Capital Territory Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  10. ^ "India Women v Australia Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  11. ^ "Women's ODI Batting and Fielding for Australia Women: Australia Women in India 1983/84". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  12. ^ "Women's Test Batting and Fielding for Australia Women: Australia Women in India 1983/84". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  13. ^ "Australia Women v England Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  14. ^ "Ireland Women v Australia Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  15. ^ "Ireland Women v Australia Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  16. ^ "Surrey Women v Australia Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  17. ^ "England Women v Australia Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  18. ^ "England Women v Australia Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  19. ^ "England Women v Australia Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  20. ^ "North Women v Australia Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  21. ^ "Records / Women's Test matches / Partnership records / Highest partnerships for any wicket". Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 

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