Betty Maker

Australian born Betty  Maker was a left arm medium pace bowler for New Zealand, playing three Tests against England in 1966.

Betty began her First Class career for Victoria in 1956/7 but only played one season in Australia before moving to New Zealand and playing out her career for Wellington until 1970/1.

In 1966 Betty was selected to tour England under the captaincy of Trish McKelvey and made her debut at Scarborough. Betty took just the one wicket and scored a duck batting at three – I suspect she was used as a night watchman so her 29 minutes at the crease would have done the job for her skipper.

Betty played three Tests on that tour and that being the sum total of her Test career. She saved her best for last when she took 3-34 at the Oval. She passed away in Wellington in 2004.