Annemarie Tanke

Born on 27th February 1978 in Velsen, former Test, ODI and T20 International cricketer for the Netherlands, Annemarie Tanke.

Annemarie featured in the Netherlands team in the Women’s European Under-23 Championship in 1996, primarily as a middle order batter. By 1997 she is selected in the national team against Denmark but neither batted nor bowled. Nearly two years later in 1999 Annemarie plays her second ODI, against Sri Lanka at Moratuwa and finally gets a bat.

Annemarie opened the batting for the Netherlands for a while before settling back into the middle order and it is here where she had the most success. Her highest score of 61 came against the West Indies in 2008 where she also caused the runout of Merissa Aguilleira and dismissed Deandra Dottin with her leg breaks. The allround performance earned Annmarie Player of the Match.

The one off Test match between Netherlands and South Africa at Rotterdam in 2007 was the only Test ever played by the Dutch and subsequently Annemarie’s only. Unfortunately she scored the Netherlands’ first pair of ducks (followed shortly after by Jolet Hartenhof).

By the time T20 Internationals were being played it was the twilight of Annemarie’s career and she only managed five games. To have played all three formats for the Netherlands is quite unique.