Jess Kerr is a 22-year all-rounder who plays for New Zealand women’s cricket team. She is the elder sister of Amelia Kerr who has already established herself as a regular member of the national team. Jess is equally skilled and with time her potential will she an outcome. She unlike her sister is a medium pacer. Both the sisters are all-rounders and them playing together for the white herns will provide the team with immense balance.
Early Life & Journey
Jess Kerr was born on 18 January 1998 in Tawa, New Zealand. Cricket is something that has been running in the blood of her family. She was born to former Wellington players Robbie and Jo. Cricket in her family goes as far back as her maternal grandfather Bruce Murray. Her younger sister plays for the New Zealand team and has already established herself as a core member of the side. Jess started her cricketing journey with the Wellington Blaze team.
She has recently made her international debut and has only played 2 matches for her nation. Her ODI debut came on 27 January 2020 against South Africa. She is yet to make her T20 International debut and it will be interesting to see how both the sister’s team up for the national team.
Cricket & Stats
Her ODI debut came on 27 January 2020 against South Africa.
Jess made her one-day international debut on 27 January 2020 against South Africa and to date has only played two international matches in which she is yet to score a run. She is yet to make her debut in the New Zealand women’s T20 international team. In the 2 ODI’s that she has played for the New Zealand women’s cricket team, she has had an opportunity to bowl and has picked up two wickets have with an average of 20 and a strike rate of 21. Her economy in the two matches has been 5.71.
Her domestic Cricket career has seen her play 34 matches in which she has accumulated 348 runs at an average of 17.40. She has a high score of 50 not out and a strike rate of 88.32. With the ball in hand, she has picked up 38 wickets at an average of 25. 97. She has two four-wicket and one five-wicket haul to her name. She bowls at an economy of 4.38 and her best figures are 5 wickets for 44 runs.
When it comes to T20 cricket she has played 33 matches and scored 103 runs at an average of 12. 87. She has a strike rate of 132 and the highest score of 20 not out. She has 32 wickets to her name in the shorter format of the game at an average of 16.50. She has three four-wicket hauls with her best figure being 4 wickets for 13 runs. She has an economy of 5.73 and a strike rate of 17.25.
Name: Jess Kerr
Born: 18 January 1998
Birth Place: Tawa, New Zealand
Nationality: New Zealand
Club: North City
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium
College: Tawa College, Tawa, New Zealand
Father: RJ Kerr(Former New Zealand’s First Class Cricketer)
Mother: JF Murray(Sports Development Manager)
Sister: Amelia (Cricketer)
Grandfather: Bruce Murray