Rhonda Kendall

Born on 17th March 1962 in Perth, Western Australia, Rhonda Kendall is a former ODI cricketer for Australia and the International XI.

Rhonda played cricket from an early age, first for Bassendean Primary School then later for Cyril Jackson High where one of the teachers was former player Lynne Smith who played for the International XI in the 1973 World Cup.

Progressing through junior cricket Rhonda made her First Class debut for Western Australia in the Australian Women’s Cricket Championships in 1978/79, playing alongside Denise Martin and Peta Cook. Against a pace attack of Tina McPherson and Debbie Wilson the debutant made 26. Her second match for WA was against New Zealand where she top scored with 72.

Rhonda made her ODI debut in the 1981/82 World Cup held in New Zealand and was part of the International XI. In her first match, against host nation New Zealand, Rhonda took 4-48 with her off-breaks.

In 1986/87 Rhonda made her ODI debut for Australia in a series against New Zealand alongside fellow Western Australian Zoe Goss. She scored 40 in the first match, her highest score in her 15 ODI appearances.