Maureen Peters

Born January 4th 1943 in Lower Hutt, Wellington, former Test and ODI player for New Zealand, Maureen Helen Peters played in two World Cups.

A right hand batter and medium pace bowler, the allrounder gained the attention of the New Zealand selectors when putting together a squad for the World Cup in 1973. Maureen’s debut came in the first match, against Trinidad and Tobago where she opened the batting and made her highest ODI score of 24. As she steadily made her way further down the order in subsequent matches, it was her bowling that became her chief weapon.

In sixteen ODIs across two World Cups, Maureen took 19 wickets at 15.31 with the miserly economy rate of 1.86 runs per over.

Between those World Cups, Maureen made her Test debut in 1974/5 against Australia at Wellington and played her only other Test at Dunedin in 1977 against India.