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Leading Run Scorers: Top Female Cricketers of New Zealand in One-Day Internationals

The longest type of limited overs cricket played worldwide by women’s national teams is one-day international cricket. Ever since their inaugural game in 1971, the New Zealand women’s national cricket team, recognized as the White Ferns, has engaged in various ODI tournaments. According to the latest news regarding cricket, you’ll explore the leading ten female cricketers from New Zealand, ranked by the number of runs achieved in one-day international matches.

Suzie Bates

  • Total ODI Runs: 4,919 
  • Highest Score: 151
  • Average: 41.60
  • 100s/50s: 4/32

The current captain of the New Zealand women’s team, Suzie Bates is by far their leading run scorer in ODIs. Bates, a capable top order batswoman who also occasionally bowls off-spin, made her ODI debut at the age of 16 in 2004. Since then, she has scored 4,919 runs with the avg of 41.60 in 151 ODI games.  This includes 4 centuries and 32 half-centuries. Her highest score of 151 came against Pakistan in January 2017. Over the past 10 years, Bates has been regarded as New Zealand’s most reliable run scorers.

Debbie Hockley 

  • Total ODI Runs: 4,066
  • Highest Score: 105*
  • Average: 32.54
  • 100s/50s: 2/23

A batting mainstay for New Zealand women during the 1990s and early 2000s, Debbie Hockley scored 4,066 runs in 119 ODI matches. She was known for her technique, concentration and reading of the game. Hockley had two centuries and 23 fifties to her name, with a top score of 105 not out. She was also an outstanding fielder and occasionally bowled medium pace. In a year 1993 and 1997, Hockley was crucial in advancing New Zealand to the World Cup finals. In 2004, she ended her career in international cricket.

Amy Satterthwaite

  • Total ODI Runs: 3,818
  • Highest Score: 119
  • Average: 38.00
  • 100s/50s: 2/26

Amy Satterthwaite, the present vice captain of a White Ferns, played her first ODI in 2007. She has 3,818 runs through 145 matches, ranking third among all players for her team in ODIs. Satterthwaite is an attacking middle order batswoman who also bowls useful off-spin. She has scored two centuries and 26 half-centuries in ODIs. Her highest score of 119 not out came against Australia in 2017. 2017 saw Satterthwaite honored as the ICC Female ODI Athlete of the Year.

Sara McGlashan

  • Total ODI Runs: 3,151
  • Highest Score: 84
  • Average: 27.30
  • 100s/50s: 0/14

A middle order batswoman who represented New Zealand between 1995 and 2008, Sara McGlashan amassed 3,151 runs in 116 ODIs. She holds a title for the greatest the one-day international run for New Zealand women with 84 not out and is renowned for her dependability and calm demeanor. In a year 1997 and 2000, McGlashan played on two World Cup championship teams. She also took 50 wickets with her medium pace bowling. After retiring as a player, she became a coach.

Nicola Browne 

  • Total ODI Runs: 2,888
  • Highest Score: 107
  • Average: 26.07
  • 100s/50s: 1/8

Nicola Browne was a top order batter for New Zealand women from 1993 to 2004 who scored 2,888 runs in 99 ODI matches. A patient opening batswoman, Browne scored one century and eight half-centuries in her career. In a year 2000 World Cup match against England, she had her greatest score of 107. She became the first female New Zealander to strike a century in an ODI. Browne transitioned into the commentary and analysis of cricket when he stopped playing.

Sophie Devine 

  • Total ODI Runs: 2,761
  • Highest Score: 105
  • Average: 28.56
  • 100s/50s: 1/17

The hard-hitting all-rounder Sophie Devine has been a regular in the New Zealand team since her ODI debut in 2005 as a teenager. She has scored 2,761 runs in 108 matches batting in the middle order while also contributing with her medium pace bowling. Versus South Africa in a year 2012, Devine hit her only the one-day international century, a counterattacking 105 from 104 balls. She serves as vice-captain of a New Zealand female team in all formats at the moment.

Sarah Tsukigawa

  • Total ODI Runs: 2,530
  • Highest Score: 81
  • Average: 21.61
  • 100s/50s: 0/7

Wicket-keeper batswoman Sarah Tsukigawa represented New Zealand women in 82 ODI matches between 1989 to 2000, scoring 2,530 runs. She opened the batting for New Zealand in the 1993 and 1997 World Cups. Her highest score of 81 not out came against the Netherlands in the 1993 World Cup. She was also an excellent wicket-keeper who affected 54 dismissals behind the stumps.

Haidee Tiffen

  • Total ODI Runs: 2,383
  • Highest Score: 74*
  • Average: 23.12  
  • 100s/50s: 0/10

A middle order batter who also bowled useful medium pace, Haidee Tiffen played 101 ODI matches for the White Ferns from 1995 to 2009. She scored 2,383 runs at an average of 23.12 with 10 half-centuries and a best score of 74 not out. Tiffen was a member of the 2000 and 2009 World Cup squads and also captained New Zealand women for a period of time. She was known for her calm demeanour at the crease.

Kate Pulford

  • Total ODI Runs: 2,312
  • Highest Score: 76
  • Average: 21.07
  • 100s/50s: 0/9

Right-handed opener Kate Pulford represented New Zealand women in 95 ODIs between 1998 to 2006, scoring 2,312 runs. Known for her concentration and patience, she registered nine half-centuries in her career with a highest score of 76. Pulford was a member of the 2000 World Cup finalist squad and played a key role at the top of the order. She also affected 61 dismissals as wicket-keeper.

Emily Drumm

  • Total ODI Runs: 2,245
  • Highest Score: 62*
  • Average: 24.05  
  • 100s/50s: 0/11

The final player on this list is Emily Drumm who scored 2,245 runs in 79 ODI matches she played for New Zealand women from 1989 to 1995. She was one of the early batting mainstays for the White Ferns before opening batswomen like Browne and Pulford arrived. Drumm registered 11 half-centuries in her career with a best of 62 not out. She also took 18 wickets with her part-time medium pace bowling.


Suzie Bates leads by a big margin as the highest run scorer in ODIs for New Zealand women. But players like Debbie Hockley, Amy Satterthwaite, Sara McGlashan and Nicola Browne also played major roles over the years, scoring thousands of runs to form the backbone of the White Ferns batting lineup. As per latest of cricket news, this list highlights some of the batting stars who helped establish New Zealand as a competitive international team in women’s cricket through their performances in ODI matches.

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