Dorothy Macfarlane

Born on December 2nd 1931, in in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, former England Test bowler Dorothy Macfarlane. She played seven Tests for England as an opening bowler between 1957/8 and 1963.

Dorothy made her Test debut against New Zealand at Lancaster Park in November/December 1957. She took 2-49 in the first innings and on her 26th birthday took 2-35 in the second innings.

In that season of 1957/8 England also toured Australia and in her debut against Australia was the third and final wicket of Betty Wilson’s hat trick and the last England wicket to fall.

In seven Test matches, the medium fast bowler took 14 wickets at 30.47 with a best of 4-82. She did this in an era completely dominated by spin bowlers. Dorothy passed away in 2002.

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