Rebecca Rolls

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Rebecca Rolls
Personal information
Full name Rebecca Jane Rolls[1]
Date of birth (1975-08-22) 22 August 1975 (age 42)[1]
Place of birth Napier, New Zealand[2]
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Three Kings United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Metro F.C.
Three Kings United
National team
1994– New Zealand 21[3] (0)

Cricket information
Batting Right-handed[4]
Role Wicketkeeper
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 1 104
Runs scored 71 2201
Batting average 71.00 25.01
100s/50s 0/1 2/12
Top score 71 114
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 1/- 89/44
Source: [1], 19 August 2012
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:03, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Rebecca Jane Rolls (born 22 August 1975) is a cricketer and association football player who represented New Zealand in both sports.


Rolls had a long One Day International career, representing New Zealand in 104 matches, as well as 1 Test match. She was only the second New Zealand woman to reach the 100 ODI milestone, after Debbie Hockley. She was a wicketkeeper batsman. She played in the victorious Women's Cricket World Cup at Lincoln in 2000 and she also played for the Auckland Hearts in the State League. She was born in Napier.

Rebecca Rolls is also the first female cricketer to have completed the double of scoring 2000 runs and effecting in 100 dismissals as wicketkeeper in WODI history[5]

Women's International centuries[edit]

Women's One Day International centuries[edit]

Rebecca Rolls's One Day International centuries
# Runs Match Opponents City/Country Venue Year
1 114 48 AustraliaAustralia Lincoln, New Zealand Bert Sutcliffe Oval 2002[6]
2 104* 99 AustraliaAustralia Chennai, India Indian Institute of Technology Chemplast Ground[7] 2007[8]


Rolls has played internationally for New Zealand as a goalkeeper. She made her Football Ferns debut in a 0–1 loss to Bulgaria on 24 August 1994[9] and ended her international career with 11 caps to her credit.[10]

Sixteen years later Rolls made a shock comeback for the national team, being called into the 2012 Cyprus Cup squad.[11] In July 2012 she was named in the New Zealand party for the London Olympics.[12] She also played in the final of the 2013 Valais Cup competition for New Zealand against the People's Republic of China. She was part of New Zealand's squad at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Of Māori descent, Rolls affiliates to the Ngāti Porou iwi.[13]


  1. ^ a b c d "List of Players – 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Profile at NZF
  3. ^ "Profile". Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Rebecca Rolls at
  5. ^ "Records | Women's One-Day Internationals | All-round records | 2000 runs and 100 wicketkeeping dismissals | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-06-08. 
  6. ^ "6th ODI: New Zealand Women v Australia Women at Lincoln, Mar 6, 2002 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-06. 
  7. ^ "Indian Institute of Technology Chemplast Ground | India | Cricket Grounds | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-06. 
  8. ^ "1st Match: Australia Women v New Zealand Women at Chennai, Feb 21, 2007 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-06. 
  9. ^ "Football Ferns – Line-ups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 20 February 2009. 
  10. ^ "Caps 'n' Goals, New Zealand Women's national representatives". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  11. ^ "Rebecca Rolls in shock Football Ferns recall". The Dominion Post. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  12. ^ "Squad of 18 women's footballers selected for Team GB". She Kicks. 1 July 2012. Archived from the original on 28 September 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "43 Māori athletes to head to Rio Olympics". Te Karere. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 

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