Tina Macpherson

Affectionately known as “T-Mac”, Tina Macpherson is a former Australian Test and ODI fast bowler who terrorised batters in the early 1970s.

Born on August 20th 1949 in Strathfield, NSW, Tina was a left-hand batter and right-arm-fast bowler who terrorised opposition batters in the 1970s. She was the archetype fast bowler: tall, mean and very quick. T-Mac particularly enjoyed bowling at the Victorians in the national championships. They didn’t enjoy it so much.

Tina played just one Test for Australia under captain Miriam Knee against New Zealand in 1971/72, a match the Kiwis will remember well for it was the first time they had defeated Australia in a Test. Tina took 3-26 in the first innings and 3-62 in the second, giving her 6 wickets at 14.66.

T-Mac played in the first World Cup in 1973, again under Mim Knee. In the first match she terrorised Young England, taking 5-14 from 12 overs, the first five wicket haul in women’s ODIs. (At the other end, Sharon Tredrea – what a nightmare!) In the five matches she played, Tina took 9 wickets at 11.00.