Amelia Kerr’s Big Day Out in Dublin

WHITE FERNS’ teenager Amelia Kerr has written herself into cricketing folklore by batting an entire innings to score an unbeaten 232 and break Belinda Clark’s 20-year-old record for the highest score in women’s ODI cricket.

The 17-year-old struck 31-fours and two sixes in her 145-ball epic, as the WHITE FERNS posted 440-3 in the first innings of their third and final One Day International against Ireland, at the Clontarf Cricket Club in Dublin.

The Wellington Blaze right-hander, who had only scored 174 ODI runs before the match, finished the innings with a four-four-six sequence to surpass former Australian captain Clark’s 229 not-out, set against Denmark in 1997.

Kerr was also involved in the second-highest partnership in women’s ODI cricket, as she and Otago Sparks all-rounder Leigh Kasperek (113) piled on 295-runs for the second-wicket.

The Tawa College year-13 student then stepped up and claimed 5-17 with the ball as the WHITE FERNS bowled Ireland out for 135 to seal a 3-0 series victory.

The team relocates to England tomorrow to prepare for a T20 Tri Series with the hosts and South Africa.



– via NZ Cricket