Experienced batsman Amy Satterthwaite has announced her retirement from international cricket with immediate effect. On May 26th, New Zealand Cricket Board confirmed that Satterthwaite has called it a day and was not offered a central contract for the coming season.
In 2007, Amy Satterthwaite made her T20 debut for New Zealand women against Australia women. She also made her ODI debut for New Zealand against Australia women. Despite being dismissed for a duck in his debut game, Satterthwaite went onto have successful limited-overs career for New Zealand women.
In 145 ODIs played for New Zealand women, Amy Satterthwaite has accumulated 4,639 runs at an average of 38.33 with seven centuries and twenty-seven half-centuries. In 111 T20Is played for New Zealand women, Amy Satterthwaite has accumulated 1,784 runs at an average of 21.49 with one half-century to his name.
She holds the record for being the first women batsman to score four consecutive centuries on the bounce in the limited-overs cricket. With the ball in hand, Satterthwaite produced best bowling figures by New Zealand women and finished with figures of 6 for 17 against England women.
Satterthwaite said that she is leaving the game with a heavy heart. She said that New Zealand cricket have decided to build for the future and roped in new players in the process. Left-hander wished the New Zealand women’s cricket team all the best for their next six months including their participation in the Commonwealth games.
From 2018 till 2019, Amy Satterthwaite captained New Zealand women’s cricket team across all formats. After birth of her first child, she decided to take an indefinite break from cricket. In 2020, Satterthwaite managed to get back on the field for New Zealand women.
New Zealand Cricket, General Manager for High Performance Cricket, Bryan Stronach said that Amy Satterthwaite has given an outstanding services for New Zealand cricket and will be remembered as one of the best to have played for White Ferns. He said that Satterthwaite can be incredibly proud of what she has achieved in a career spanning 15 years and inspired a lot of young girls to take up the game of cricket.
Despite call it quits from international stage, former New Zealand captain will continue represent Canterbury Magicians at the domestic level. She will also be available for the all matches for the Manchester Originals for the second season of The Women’s Hundred that will be played in August in the UK.