Zoe Goss

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Zoe Goss
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Personal information
Full name Zoe Jean Goss
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Right-arm medium-fast
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 110) 1 August 1987 v England
Last Test 8 February 1996 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 53) 18 January 1987 v New Zealand
Last ODI 23 December 2000 v New Zealand
ODI shirt no. 23
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs LA WNCL
Matches 12 65 151 76
Runs scored 280 1099 3899 2800
Batting average 23.33 29.70 33.90 35.89
100s/50s 0/0 0/7 1/33 1/26
Top score 48 96 * 123* 123*
Balls bowled 1956 2773 4946 2173
Wickets 20 64 110 46
Bowling average 25.55 19.15 22.59 27.36
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 0
Best bowling 3/15 4/10 4/10 4/30
Catches/stumpings 1/- 11/- 36/- 25/-
Source: Cricinfo, 10 May 2014

Zoe Jean Goss (born 6 December 1968, Perth, Western Australia) is a former right-hand batter and right-arm fast-medium bowler who played 12 Tests and 65 One Day Internationals for the Australian women's cricket team between 1987 and 2000.[1]

Goss played her first game of cricket at the age of 11 for South Perth, scoring 36 not out and taking 0 for 15. In the 1985-86 season, at the age of 17, she made her debut for Western Australia. Goss played with Western Australia until 1995-96 when she moved to Victoria. Goss returned to play with WA in 1999-2000.

Goss was first selected in the Australian women's side for the Rose Bowl series against New Zealand in January 1987. Although having already established herself as a genuine fast bowler and a brilliant all-rounder at interstate level, it was not until the following Rose Bowl in January 1988 that she first produced an outstanding performance at international level. In the third match of the series in Wellington, Goss guided Australia to victory with an unbeaten 96, an innings that remained her highest One Day International score.

Goss scored 1099 ODI runs at an average of 29.70 including 7 fifties and took 64 wickets at an average of 19.15, her best bowling being 4 for 10 against Ireland in Christchurch during the 2000 World Cup.

Goss played in four World Cups for Australia, playing when Australia won the final in 1988, then again in their unsuccessful defence in 1993, as a squad member when Australia regained the trophy in 1997 and finally as a member of the Australian side that lost the 2000 final to New Zealand, her final match for Australia.

Goss's performances at Test level were not as impressive, averaging just 23.33 with a highest score of 48 and taking 20 wickets at an average of 25.55.

She was also named Player of the Series in the 1995-96 Australian Women's Cricket Championship and again in the 1996-97 Women's National Cricket League.

Despite her record in women's cricket, Goss's most famous cricketing appearance was in the Bradman Foundation charity match in Sydney in December 1994. Having been called into the Bradman XI side when rugby league player Paul Vautin withdrew due to illness, Goss scored 29 before taking 2 for 60 from her ten overs, including the wicket of Brian Lara who had broken the records for Highest Test Innings and Highest First-Class Innings earlier in the year.[2]

After finishing her international career, Goss later went on to play for Tuart Hill Cricket Club in the WACA Women's Competition.


  1. ^ "Zoe Goss - Australia". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Inc. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Zoe Goss, the woman who dimissed (sic) the great Brian Lara Perth Sunday Times, 18 December 2010

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