Charmaine Mason

Born on September 20, 1970, in Sutherland, New South Wales, is former Australian Test and ODI pace bowler, Charmaine Mason.

Charmaine made her first class debut for Victoria in 1989/90 where she began to form a lethal combination with speed demon Cathryn Fitzpatrick. They were the perfect foil: Fiztpatrick’s raw pace was complemented by the guile of Mason. Not only did they cause havoc for the other Australian states, but before long became a much heralded pace attack in both Tests and ODIs.

Mason made her Australia Test debut in 1990/91 against England at North Sydney Oval. Her first wicket, the England captain, Helen Plimmer. Her next one, former England captain, Carole Hodges. She collected 4-40 and 3-39 to complete an excellent debut with the ball. With the bat? Didn’t get a hit. In five Test matches Mason had one innings, 0*. More importantly, 13 Test wickets at 26.07.

A debut in ODIs came in 1996/7 and it is in this format where Mason really shone. (Not with the bat!) In 46 matches, 83 wickets at the miserly rate of just 13.85, an economy of 2.91 and best performance of 5-9. Charmaine Mason was also part of the World Cup winning team in 1997

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