Ingrid Jagersma

Born on 8th May 1959 in Christchurch, Canterbury, former Test and ODI wicket keeper for New Zealand, Ingrid Catriena Petronella Jagersma.

Ingrid made her debut for Canterbury in limited overs cricket (List A) against South Australia in 1975/76 at age sixteen and took 3-5 bowling her off-breaks, one of eleven bowlers used. It is not known whether or not she kept wickets.

Her First Class debut came in 1977/78 but again not with the gloves, batting in the middle order and bowling. In the season of 1980/81 Ingrid began playing for North Shore (Auckland) and it is here that we first see her donning the gloves in senior cricket.

New Zealand played a Test series against Australia in 1978/79 and no further matches until 1984. When the team was selected to tour England in that year, Ingrid was chosen as wicket keeper in Debbie Hockley’s White Ferns squad.

In her Test debut at Headingley, Ingrid’s first Test victim was none other than the England skipper, Jan Southgate. Apart from that it was a quiet debut, but notably, no byes. It’s the sign of quiet efficiency the team wants from the keeper. Ingrid made her ODI debut on the same tour, and again, a quiet debut with no byes.

In a career that spanned six years, Ingrid would play in England, Netherlands, India, Australia and New Zealand. She played in 34 ODIs which included the 1988 World Cup in Australia, scoring 453 runs with a high score of 58 not out against Australia at Wellington in 1988. She took 24 catches and 9 stumpings for a total of 33 dismissals. Ingrid also captained the White Ferns in one ODI in 1984/85 against India, resulting in a victory.

Ingrid played nine Test matches, scoring 271 runs at 33.87 with a top score of 52 against India at Ahmedabad in 1985. She took 10 catches and 2 stumpings. Her off-break bowling gave her the figures of 4-38 against India in a Test in 1985, just to show she still had it!