Born on July 20th 1963 in Christchurch, Canterbury, is former Test and ODI player for New Zealand, Catherine Anne Campbell.
A left-hand batter and right-arm off-break bowler, Catherine made her First Class debut for Otago in 1979/80 before switching to Canterbury in 1983/84 where she stayed for the remainder of her domestic career.
International duties beckoned in 1988 when Catherine made her ODI debut in the World Cup, played in Australia. Against the Netherlands at North Sydney Oval she picked up 3-27, including the opposition captain, Anita van Lier.
Over her 85 match career, Catherine would appear in no less than four World Cups, the last of which was in 2000/01 at home in New Zealand which resulted in a 4 run victory over Australia at Bert Sutcliffe Oval to win the trophy.
Over her career Catherine took 78 wickets at 25.87 with a best of 3-15 against Ireland in Dublin in 1996. Her economy rate was a respectable 3.67.
Against Australia at Cornwall Park, Auckland in January 1990, Catherine made her Test debut. She took 3-106 from 44 overs as the Aussie batters went on the rampage and included the wickets of Katherine Raymont, Chris Matthews and the top scorer Sally Griffiths.
Catherine’s best bowling figures were 4-94 in the first Test against England at Scarborough in 1996. Once again she removed the top scorer, Kathryn Leng, stumped by Illingworth for 144. In total across her nine Tests Catherine picked up 18 wickets at 40.00
Post retirement Catherine has chalked up over two decades of service to NZC, including that of manager of the White Ferns and General Manager of Cricket Operations for NZC.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images