Una Wickham

Una Wickham played two Tests for New Zealand, her debut against Australia in 1947/48 and against England in 1948/49. 

Born on 12th January 1923 in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, Una was an opening bowler, right-arm medium fast, who played her Test match debut against Mollie Dive’s Australians in 1947/8. The team was soundly beaten by the Aussies and it was the same two years later against Molly Hide’s England.

At Eden Park, England were bowled out for 204 (Grace Gooder 6-42, Una Wickham 2-33) but New Zealand could only manage 61 in reply. Molly Hide declared England’s second innings closed at 7/164 leaving the White Ferns 308 for victory. They were bundled out for 122, but who should top score? Una Wickham with 34.

That was the final Test for Una, but the Bay of Plenty athlete had more to give, representing New Zealand at golf between 1953 and 1963. She passed away in 1983 at the age of 60.