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Suzie Bates

Suzie Bates
Bates batting for Perth Scorchers during WBBL|02.
Personal information
Full name
Suzannah Wilson Bates
Born (1987-09-16) 16 September 1987 (age 36)
Dunedin, New Zealand
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight arm medium
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 100)4 March 2006 v India
Last ODI3 July 2023 v Sri Lanka
T20I debut (cap 19)10 August 2007 v South Africa
Last T20I12 July 2023 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2002/03–presentOtago
2012/13–2014/15Western Australia
2015/16–2016/17Perth Scorchers
2016Kent
2016–2019Southern Vipers
2017–2019Hampshire
2017/18–2020/21Adelaide Strikers
2018–2019Trailblazers
2019/20South Australia
2022–presentOval Invincibles
2022/23Sydney Sixers
2023–presentGuyana Amazon Warriors
Career statistics
Competition WODI WT20I
Matches 147 139
Runs scored 5216 3683
Batting average 41.39 29.23
100s/50s 12/30 1/23
Top score 168 124*
Balls bowled 3059 1,185
Wickets 75 55
Bowling average 33.68 23.72
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 4/7 4/26
Catches/stumpings 80/– 77/–
Source: CricketArchive, 11 February 2023
Medal record
Representing  New Zealand
Women's Cricket
Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal – third place 2022 Birmingham Team

Suzannah Wilson Bates (born 16 September 1987) is a New Zealand cricketer and former captain of national women cricket team. Born at Dunedin, she plays domestic cricket for the Otago Sparks, as well as playing for the White Ferns. She currently holds the highest score and highest batting average in the New Zealand Women's Twenty20 cricket team. She won the ICC Women's ODI Cricketer of the Year 2013.[1] Bates again won ICC Women's ODI and T20I Cricketer of the Year 2016.[2][3]

Basketball

Bates represented New Zealand in Women's basketball during the 2008 Summer Olympics.[4] Suzie played professional basketball for the Christchurch Sirens in the Australian Women's National Basketball League (WNBL), starting 24 games between 2007 and 2008,[5] before moving to the Otago Gold Rush in 2009 and the Logan Thunder (WNBL) in 2009/10.

Bates joined the Otago Nuggets as an assistant coach for the 2021 New Zealand NBL season.[6][7]

Cricket

Bates batting for New Zealand during the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup
Bates batting for New Zealand during the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup

On 8 June 2018, she scored her tenth century in WODIs, with 151 runs against Ireland.[8] In the same match, she also became the leading run-scorer for New Zealand Women in WODIs, passing Debbie Hockley's total of 4,064 runs.[9] On 20 June 2018, during the match against South Africa Women in the 2018 England women's Tri-Nation Series, Bates scored her first century in WT20I cricket.[10] In the same match, she also became the leading run-scorer in the format, passing Charlotte Edwards' total of 2,605 runs.[11] In the sixth match of the tri-series, Bates became the second woman, after Jenny Gunn, to play in 100 WT20I matches.[12]

In August 2018, she was awarded a central contract by New Zealand Cricket, following the tours of Ireland and England in the previous months.[13][14] In September 2018, she stepped down as captain of New Zealand and was replaced by Amy Satterthwaite.[15]

In October 2018, she was named in New Zealand's squad for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies.[16][17] Ahead of the tournament, she was named as one of the players to watch.[18] During the tournament, she became the first cricketer, male or female, to score 3,000 runs in Twenty20 International matches.[19] She was the leading run-scorer for New Zealand in the tournament, with 161 runs in four matches.[20] Following the conclusion of the tournament, she was named as the standout player in the team by the International Cricket Council (ICC).[21]

In November 2018, she was named in the Adelaide Strikers' squad for the 2018–19 Women's Big Bash League season.[22][23] In January 2020, she was named in New Zealand's squad for the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia.[24] In September 2020, in the first match against Australia, Bates took her 50th wicket in WT20I cricket.[25]

In November 2020, Bates was nominated for the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award for ICC Female Cricketer of the Decade, and the award for women's ODI cricketer of the decade.[26][27] In February 2022, she was named in New Zealand's team for the 2022 Women's Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.[28]

In April 2022, Bates was named the Super Smash Player of the Year at the annual Otago Cricket Awards.[29] In June 2022, Bates was named in New Zealand's team for the cricket tournament at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.[30]

International centuries

As of the conclusion of the 2022 Women's Cricket World Cup, Bates held the record for the most Women's ODI centuries by a New Zealander with 12 in total, and was second only to Meg Lanning of Australia overall.[31][32] She had also scored a single Women's Twenty20 International century.[33] Her highest ODI and international score was her second ODI century, a score of 168 against Pakistan, at Sydney on 19 March 2009, made during the 2009 Women's Cricket World Cup.[32]

In October 2013, Bates became the sole holder of the record for the most Women's ODI centuries by a New Zealander, which she had previously shared with Debbie Hockley, when she recorded her fifth century, a score of 110 against the West Indies at Sabina Park, Jamaica.[31][34][35]

One Day International centuries[36]
No. Runs Opponents City/Country Venue Year
1 122  India Chennai, India MA Chidambaram Stadium 2007[37]
2 168  Pakistan Sydney, Australia Drummoyne Oval 2009[38]
3 122*  Australia Sydney, Australia Sydney Cricket Ground 2012[39]
4 102  Australia Cuttack, India DRIEMS Ground 2013[40]
5 110  West Indies Kingston, Jamaica Sabina Park 2013[41]
6 106  England Mount Maunganui, New Zealand Bay Oval 2015[42]
7 110  Australia Mount Maunganui, New Zealand Bay Oval 2016[43]
8 106*  Sri Lanka Bristol, England County Ground 2017[44]
9 101*  West Indies Lincoln, New Zealand Bert Sutcliffe Oval 2018[45]
10 151  Ireland Dublin, Ireland YMCA Cricket Club 2018[46]
11 106  India Queenstown, New Zealand John Davies Oval 2022[47]
12 126  Pakistan Christchurch, New Zealand Hagley Oval 2022[48]
Twenty20 International centuries[49]
No. Runs Opponents City/Country Venue Year
1 124*  South Africa Taunton, England County Ground 2018[50]

Awards

References

  1. ^ "Ashes captains Clarke and Cook both hit a ton and pick up an annual award". The Guardian. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Bates named ICC ODI and T20I Player of the Year".
  3. ^ "Suzie Bates scoops ICC Women's ODI and T20I Player of the Year awards". Archived from the original on 21 December 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Suzie Bates player profile". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 June 2009.
  5. ^ "Print Career".
  6. ^ Cheshire, Jeff (24 February 2021). "Bates joins Nuggets coaching ranks". odt.co.nz. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  7. ^ Goosselink, Dave (24 February 2021). "Basketball: Injured White Ferns star Suzie Bates takes on Otago Nuggets coaching role". Newshub. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  8. ^ "New Zealand make the highest ODI total of all time". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  9. ^ "White Ferns smash world record total, Bates surpasses Hockley". Wisden India. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  10. ^ "New Zealand break WT20I record as Suzie Bates hits maiden century". Sky Sports. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  11. ^ "New Zealand break WT20I record as Suzie Bates hits maiden century". Sun FM. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  12. ^ "'T20I cricket has changed dramatically' – Suzie Bates marks 100 appearances". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Rachel Priest left out of New Zealand women contracts". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Four new players included in White Ferns contract list". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  15. ^ "Amy Satterthwaite replaced Suzie Bates as White Ferns captain". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  16. ^ "New Zealand women pick spin-heavy squads for Australia T20Is, World T20". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  17. ^ "White Ferns turn to spin in big summer ahead". New Zealand Cricket. Archived from the original on 18 September 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  18. ^ "Players to watch in ICC Women's World T20 2018". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Splitting Bates and Devine 'didn't quite work out'". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  20. ^ "ICC Women's World T20, 2018/19 – New Zealand Women: Batting and bowling averages". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  21. ^ "#WT20 report card: New Zealand". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  22. ^ "WBBL04: All you need to know guide". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  23. ^ "The full squads for the WBBL". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  24. ^ "Lea Tahuhu returns to New Zealand squad for T20 World Cup". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  25. ^ "Ashleigh Gardner, Megan Schutt star in Australia win". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  26. ^ "Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Steven Smith, Joe Root nominated for ICC men's cricketer of the decade award". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  27. ^ "ICC Awards of the Decade announced". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  28. ^ "Leigh Kasperek left out of New Zealand's ODI World Cup squad". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 3 February 2022.
  29. ^ "Suzie Bates wins big at Otago annual awards". Women's CricZone. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  30. ^ "Eden Carson, Izzy Gaze earn maiden New Zealand call-ups for Commonwealth Games". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  31. ^ a b "Records | Women's One-Day Internationals | Batting records | Most hundreds in a career | ESPNcricinfo.com". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 3 April 2021.
  32. ^ a b "Batting records | Women's One-Day Internationals | ESPNcricinfo Statsguru | SW Bates | Centuries". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 July 2022.
  33. ^ "Records | Women's Twenty20 Internationals | Batting records | Most fifties in career | ESPNcricinfo.com". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 July 2022.
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  35. ^ ESPNcricinfo staff (7 October 2013). "West Indies Women flounder in first ODI". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 July 2022.
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  42. ^ "Full Scorecard of NZ Women vs ENG Women 1st ODI 2014-2016/17 - Score Report | ESPNcricinfo.com". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  43. ^ "Full Scorecard of NZ Women vs AUS Women 3rd ODI 2014-2016/17 - Score Report | ESPNcricinfo.com". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  44. ^ "Full Scorecard of SL Women vs NZ Women 1st Match 2017 - Score Report | ESPNcricinfo.com". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  45. ^ "Full Scorecard of WI Women vs NZ Women 2nd ODI 2017/18 - Score Report | ESPNcricinfo.com". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  46. ^ "Full Scorecard of NZ Women vs Ire Women 1st ODI 2018 - Score Report | ESPNcricinfo.com". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  47. ^ "1st ODI, Queenstown, Feb 12 2022, India Women tour of New Zealand". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  48. ^ "26th Match, Christchurch, Mar 26 2022, ICC Women's World Cup". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 26 March 2022.
  49. ^ "All-round records | Women's Twenty20 Internationals | ESPNcricinfo Statsguru | ESPNcricinfo.com – Suzie Bates". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  50. ^ "Full Scorecard of NZ Women vs SA Women 1st Match 2018 - Score Report | ESPNcricinfo.com". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
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