Katie Perkins is a middle-order batsman who plays for New Zealand. She has represented the New Zealand women’s cricket team in over 100 matches. Perkins was a part of the New Zealand side that finished fourth in the 2013 world cup. She is a graduate as a police constable from the Royal New Zealand police college and like many other women cricketers she also works as a police officer in Counties Manukau.
Early Life & Journey
Katie Perkins was born on 7 July 1988 in Auckland New Zealand. She has been involved in the game of Cricket since a very young age. Cricket was not new to her and her family as some of them were involved in the game. Katie’s maternal grandfather would accompany her while she practiced with her cousins in the backyard of her house.
Her breakthrough season for the domestic side came in 2011-12 when she played a crucial role for the Auckland Hearts. She played a vital role in Auckland winning the national one-day competition. In the domestic circuit, she was a part of a successful side which won a lot of trophies, including the 2013/14 20-20 title.
The 2011-12 season was the one that helped her get recognition as well as helped her make her debut for the national side. Her debut game was against Australia on 20 January 2012 in a T20 international match. Five days later she made her women’s one-day international cricket debut against Australia. Her very first innings against Australia in the T20 game had impressed everyone, she scored 31 runs against them. A successful tour against the arch-rivals meant that she had cemented her spot in the team.
In 2013 the New Zealand team was on the way to participate in the World Cup, Perkins was a part of the team that finished fourth in the tournament and she was one of the reasons for their performance in the tournament.
Her talents are not just limited to cricket, Perkins is also a highly motivated individual in other areas, having completed her studies and become a Police constable in Counties Manukau. Despite working full-time, she makes sure she fits in her cricket commitments.
Cricket & Stats
Katie Perkins made her one-day international debut against Australia on 25 January 2012.
Her T20I debut came against Australia on 28 January 2012, just five days before she made her ODI debut.
Katie has played 70 one-day international matches for New Zealand women’s cricket team in which she has scored 1155 runs at an average of 27.50. she has four half-centuries to her name and has a higher score of 78 runs.
She has played 50 T20I for her country and has scored 428 runs. She averages 17.12 with a strike rate of 94. Her highest score in T20I’s is 34.
Name: Katie Teresa Perkins
Role: Middle Order Batswoman
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
National Side: New Zealand
Major Teams: New Zealand Women, Auckland Women
Date of Birth: 7 July 1988
Current Age: 31
Place of Birth: Auckland, New Zealand
Zodiac sign: Cancer
College: Royal New Zealand Police College
Educational Qualifications: Graduated as a police constable
Coach/Mentor: Haidee Tiffen