Sue Rattray

Sue Rattray is a former allrounder who played Test and ODI cricket for New Zealand, as well as representing the International XI in World Cup matches.

After good numbers for Canterbury with bat and ball, the allrounder received a call up for the inaugural World Cup in England in 1973, but not for New Zealand. Sue was selected to play in the International XI along with fellow Kiwis Trish McKelvey, Eileen Badham. Her debut was on 23rd June 1973 against England and a record 246 run partnership by Enid Bakewell and Lynne Thomas.

Against New Zealand in the next match, a duck, but her team was successful in defeating the White Ferns by two wickets. Bittersweet! Runs against Jamaica – her 63 not out guiding this cobbled together team to their second victory. Wickets against Trinidad & Tobago showed that this allrounder might well have been a useful addition to the New Zealand squad.

In 1974/5 Sue made her Test debut – for New Zealand! – against Australia at the Basin Reserve. She scored 59 runs in the first innings and took 2-44 to show that she belonged at the highest level.

Sue played for New Zealand in the 1977/8 edition of the World Cup in India, but by 1981/2 was back in the International XI for the World Cup at home in New Zealand. Three World Cup series but only one representing New Zealand.

Retiring after the 1984/5 season, Sue ended up playing 15 ODIs each for New Zealand and the Int XI for a total of 30. She scored 576 runs at 27.42 with three half centuries and a top score of 68. She took 26 wickets at 29.00 with a best of 4-33.

In 9 Test matches Sue Rattray scored 412 runs at 27.46 with a top score of 59. She took 19 wickets at 24.26 with a best of 5-76 against India at Cuttack.