Penny Kinsella

Born on August 14 in 1963, in Palmerston North, former New Zealand Test and ODI cricketer, Penny Kinsella was a top order batter.

Penny began her career with Central Districts in 1981/2 and played with them for the half of her career, before switching to Wellington for the remainder until 1996/7. In between all of that, Penny made her debut for New Zealand’s ODI team against Australia at Eden Park in January 1988 where she scored a half century opening the batting, top scoring for the team.

Her debut for the Test team came in 1989/90 at Cornwall Park, Auckland, and played six Tests in all with a high score of 53. Penny was also a part of the New Zealand World Cup team from 1993. She’s used to World Cups – before her on field career started, Penny was at the 1982 World Cup where she was the scorer at a game between New Zealand and the International XI. Umpiring out in the middle with Harold Bird was Penny’s Dad, David Kinsella.

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