Our Sports Co-ordinator, Anna Peterson, burst into the country’s cricket consciousness when she completed a hat-trick to help clinch a T20 Series over Australia in Geelong in early 2017.
She continued to make quite a name for herself as a woman with nerves of steel after managing to concede less than three runs off a final over to defeat the West Indies in a T20 at Pukekura Park in 2018.
The Auckland Heart has become an important member of the WHITE FERNS as she can fill many different roles with both bat and ball.
Sport was never too far away for Peterson when she was growing up in Auckland and Mount Maunganui.
She started playing cricket aged five for the Takapuna Red Stars (in Auckland), alongside her brother, their Dad their first coach.
He had played cricket all his life in Rotorua, in Wellington and then Auckland, where he played rep for Auckland B, plus indoor rep cricket for Auckland and North Island.
Peterson represented Northern Spirit before moving up to Auckland to play for University Premier Women and the Auckland Hearts for 2014/15.
Playing Role: All-rounder
Batting Style: Right-hand
Bowling Style: Right-arm off-spin
New Zealand Women (Women’s ODI: 2011/12-2018); New Zealand Women (Women’s World Cup: 2017); New Zealand Women (Women’s Int Twenty20: 2014/15-2018); New Zealand Women (Women’s Twenty20 World Cup: 2015/16); Northern Districts Women(Women’s limited overs: 2007/08-2013/14); Auckland Women (Women’s limited overs: 2014/15-2017/18); Northern Districts Women (Women’s NZ League: 2007/08-2013/14); Auckland Women (Women’s NZ League: 2014/15-2017/18); Northern Districts Women(Women’s Twenty20: 2007/08-2013/14); Auckland Women (Women’s Twenty20: 2014/15-2017/18); North Island Women (Women’s limited overs: 2010/11); New Zealand Women(Women’s limited overs: 2011/12-2018); Typhoons Women (Women’s limited overs: 2016); New Zealand Women (Women’s Twenty20: 2014/15-2018);
The White Ferns kick off their campaign in the Tri-Series against South Africa on 20 June (12 am-midnight NZ time) and will be televised live on Sky Sport and then repeated (at inconvenient times) throughout the day.
Basically, the games that start at 1 pm are televised at 12 am-midnight in NZ and the games that start at 5:40 pm are televised at 4:40 am NZ time. Be sure to record some outstanding cricket – or if you have a young baby or can’t sleep, hopefully, this will be something to keep you occupied during the night.
Thanks heaps for all your support, can’t wait to get back to the mighty BDSC!
- 20/6 vs South Africa – 1 pm
- 23/6 vs England – 5:40 pm
- 28/6 vs South Africa – 1 pm
- 28/6 vs England – 5:40 pm
- 1/7 Tri-Series Final – 3 pm
Time for the Tri Series
June 16, 2018 ~ NZC.nz
WHITE FERNS v England Academy, 2nd T20 warm-up
Suzie Bates showed her class with the bat and Amelia Kerr stood tall with the ball as the WHITE FERNS made it two from two against the England Academy in Taunton over the weekend.
The visitors successfully capped off their preparations for the Tri-Series by completing a convincing 45-run victory.
Bates led the way with the bat, clattering 73 off 48 balls and was ably supported by the in-form Maddy Green (52*) as the WHITE FERNS posted 191 from their 20-overs.
The English Academy got off to a strong start and were 107-1 in the 13th over, before losing 6-23 to derail the run-chase.
The leg-spin of Kerr was pivotal as she snared 2-22 from her four overs through the middle, while Lea Tahuhu bowled with pace and aggression to finish with 2-27.
The WHITE FERNS open their Tri-Series campaign against South Africa on Wednesday, June 20.
The final is at Chelmsford on July 1.
WHITE FERNS v England Academy, 1st T20 warm-up
Hannah Rowe planted the back leg and cleared the rope to secure victory for the WHITE FERNS in the final-over of a valuable T20 warm-up game against the England Academy in Taunton on Saturday.
Chasing 151 for victory, the in-form pairing of Suzie Bates (48) and Maddy Green (34) did the grunt work with a 71-run partnership for the third wicket.
Katey Martin’s first game of the tour showed plenty of promise as she struck four boundaries in a brisk 19 which got the innings going.
Earlier, Rowe (2-23) and Kate Ebrahim (2-25) shared the wickets with Kasperek (2-36), while Hayley Jensen was tough to get away, conceding just 20 runs from her four overs.
Jensen would also prove a cool head in the run-chase as she compiled an assured 12 off 10 balls batting at number seven to secure the four-wicket win with five balls remaining.
The teams meet again on Sunday for their final T20 warm-up match before the opening game of the Tri Series against South Africa on Wednesday, June 20.
Peterson’s last over steals one-run win for New Zealand
March 20, 2018 ~ ESPNcricinfo.com
New Zealand 134 for 7 (Bates 52*, Devine 41) beat West Indies 133 for 7 (Aguilleira 38*, Kasperek 3-31, Peterson 2-25) by one run
Just the way they had welcomed West Indies on their shores – with a one-run win in the first ODI – New Zealand sealed the T20 series in similar fashion in New Plymouth, and kept the visitors away from their first win of the tour. Chasing 135, West Indies needed five to win from the last over with six wickets in hand but offspinner Anna Peterson took two wickets and added a run-out on the penultimate ball to add to West Indies’ woes. When they needed three off the last ball, Merissa Aguilleira failed to connect to a flat delivery and only managed a leg bye.
West Indies showed their intent by making captain Stafanie Taylor open along with Hayley Matthews, and they were scoring at more than run a ball before offspinner Leigh Kasperek trapped Taylor lbw for 14. West Indies wobbled further when Kasperek struck again in her next over and 17-year-old Amelia Kerr – the fifth bowler to bowl by the seventh over – had Matthews caught for 14. Deandra Dottin’s boundaries and Aguilleira’s patience put the chase back on track by taking them past 70 in the 12th over but Kasperek had Dottin also stumped, in the same over.
Even as Suzie Bates kept rotating her bowlers, Aguilleira and Kycia Knight scored briskly for the fifth-wicket stand and brought the equation down from 60 off 48 balls to 12 from 12. They collected seven from the penultimate over but Peterson conceded only three in the last over and stole the win. Kasperek finished with 3 for 31 and Peterson ended with 2 for 25.
Earlier, West Indies opted to bowl but saw openers Sophie Devine and Bates race past the 50 mark in the sixth over, after Devine collected 18 runs off Shamilia Connell in the third over. Devine was soon bowled for an 18-ball 41 by Matthews and West Indies pulled things back from there.
Even though Bates moved along to score her 16th T20I half-century, she didn’t find much support with only two other batsmen – Maddy Green and Amy Satterthwaite – reaching double-figures. Matthews collected two more wickets for her 3 for 24, Dottin took 2 for 23 while Taylor ended with a miserly 4-0-19-0 to restrict New Zealand to 134 for 7. They lost four wickets in the last 16 balls but Bates struck a four on the last ball of the innings to remain unbeaten on 52, which eventually turned out to be useful runs.
The remaining two T20s will be played on Thursday and Sunday.
Watch: Anna Peterson’s Historic White Ferns Hat-trick
February 19, 2018
A brilliant display of bowling by Anna Peterson has helped the White Ferns to an emphatic victory over Australia in their International T20 at Geelong.