Avril Fahey

Born on 24th June 1974 in Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia is former Test and ODI player for Australia, Avril Joy Fahey.

A right-hand batter and right-arm off-break bowler, Avril played for Western Australia for 20 seasons and chalked up over 150 games for the state, becoming the first woman to do so.

Avril made her Test debut against New Zealand at Hagley Oval, Christchurch in 1994/95, the first of six Test matches for Australia. Such was the strength of that Australian team under Belinda Clark that Avril batted only once in her Test career, scoring 11. Her best effort with the ball was against England at Worcester in 1998 where she took 2-37, including the wickets of Charlotte Edwards and Karen Smithies.

A debut against Pakistan in 1996/97 was the first of forty ODIs. Her first scalp was Kiran Baluch, one of 37 wickets at 21.94. Her best figures of 3-11 came against Sri Lanka in Christchurch at the 2000 World Cup. It was the second of two World Cups in which Avril played, the first being the 1997 tournament in India as part of the triumphant Australian team. Avril played her last international match in 2001 but continued to play for Western Australia for another decade.

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