Born on 14th September 1983 in Matamata, Waikato, former Test, ODI and T20I player for New Zealand, Nicola Jane Browne.
A right-hand batter and right-arm medium fast bowler made her debut for Northern Districts at the turn of the century and played her entire New Zealand domestic career with the team until 2014/15 and also had a brief stint with the ACT in Australia from 2013/14 to 2016/17.
Nicola’s international debut was in the Rose Bowl tournament in 2001/02 at the Adelaide Oval and took the wickets of Lisa Keightley and Lisa Sthalekar. With the bat, clean bowled by Cathryn Fitzpatrick for a duck, however there would be many more runs from the blade of this batter in ODIs in the ensuing years, over 2000 in fact.
In 125 ODIs Nicola scored 2002 runs at 27.05 with a high score of 63, one of 10 half centuries in the format. She also took 88 wickets at 34.14 with a best of 4-20. Add in 33 catches and you have the complete allrounder. Three World Cup appearances during her career, 2005, 2009 and 2013.
A Test debut came in 200304 against India at Vapi. Nicola took just one wicket: Mithali Raj. In the only other Test she played, New Zealand’s most recent, against England at Scarborough in 2004, no wickets, but 23 runs in the first innings.
To round out Nicola’s career there were 54 T20 Internationals she played making her one of only a few White Ferns to have played all three formats. With the bat, 552 runs, while taking 47 wickets with the ball. World Cup appearances in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013.