Beth Mooney is a wicket-keeper batsman who plays for the Australian Women’s Cricket Team. She is one of the most consistent scorers for the Australian team. She has an average of more than 30 in test matches and in T20 internationals.
She averages a spectacular 40 odd in one-day international. She got her much-awaited debut when Alyssa Healy suffered an injury. Ever since she has made her debut, she has been able to retain her spot on the basis of her batting ability. She rarely gets the opportunity to keep wickets for Australia as the Australian team have Alyssa Healy who has the responsibility of wicketkeeping.
Early Life & Journey
Beth Mooney was born on 14th January 1994 in Shepparton, Victoria. She made her debut for Queensland Fire as a 16-year-old in 2009-10. Her breakthrough season at the domestic level came two years after her debut when she averaged 44 for the Queensland fire and her season included 4 half-centuries.
Ever since she has started playing cricket she has been doing quite well consistently and as a result in 2015 she joined Yorkshire as their overseas player and averaged 32 with top score of 69. In her debut season with Yorkshire, she lifted the county championship title. In 2015 she was signed the by Brisbane heat for the inaugural Women’s Big Bash League and she ended the tournament as the fifth-highest run-scorer with 400 runs and a strike rate of 104.
Consistent performances at the domestic level meant that she was ready for international cricket.
In 2016 she was called up by the Australian national team in the absence of star player Alyssa Healy. She made her debut against India in a T20 and just weeks later she made a debut half-century in her first-ever one-day international match as she scored 53 while she opened the batting.
The return of Alyssa Healy into the squad meant that she would be pushed down the order in batting and would have the role of a pure batsman. Even after being transformed into a middle-order batsman she kept on scoring consistently and has retained her spot in the team.
Cricket & Stats
She made her debut on 9 November 2017 against England women in Sydney.
Her ODI debut came on 28 February 2016 against New Zealand women in Mount Maunganui.
Her T20 international debut came on 26 January 2016 against Indian women in Adelaide.
Beth Mooney has played two test matches for Australia in which she has accumulated 103 runs with a high score of 51. She averages 34 in test matches and as a half-century to her name.
When it comes to one-day internationals she has represented Australia in 35 matches scoring 1053 runs with a high score of a hundred. She averages 42.12 in one day internationals and has a strike rate of 80. She has one century and 8 half-centuries to her name in one day cricket.
It is hard to be consistent in the shorter format of the game but Mooney has done it quite well in T20 internationals. She has represented Australia in 45 T20 internationals and has accumulated 1122 runs with a high score of 117. She averages 33 in T20 internationals and has a strike rate of over 120. She has scored two centuries and five half-centuries in T20 cricket.
She has been a part of the Brisbane heat team ever since the inaugural Women’s Big bash League. She has played 75 matches for Brisbane Heat and has scored 2576 runs with a strike rate of over 120. She has a high score of 102 in the WBBL.
Mooney has also won T20 World Cup with Australia.
In 2017, Mooney won both the inaugural ICC T20I Player of the Year and Emerging Player of the Year awards.
Name: Bethany Louise Mooney
Role: Wicketkeeper batsman
Batting style Left-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Date of Birth: January 14, 1994
Age: 26 years
Birth Place: Shepparton, Victoria
Zodiac sign: Capricorns
Sister: Gabrielle Mooney, Jemma Barsby and Keeley Richards
Brother: Jack Mooney and Jess Mooney(Cousins)
Major Teams: Australia Women, Brisbane Heat Women, Queensland Under-15s Women, Queensland Women, Yorkshire Women