Amy Satterthwaite Retires From International Cricket
Amy Satterthwaite (Image Credits: ICC)

White Ferns’ vice-captain, Amy Satterthwaite, has retired from international cricket following a sparkling 15-year career at the highest level. New Zealand’s veteran women’s ODI player settled on the choice in the wake of being exhorted she wouldn’t be offered a yearly New Zealand Cricket playing contract for the 2022-23 season.

Satterthwaite will keep on playing domestic cricket for the Canterbury Magicians and has an agreement with the Manchester Originals in the Women’s Hundred in August. The WHITE FERNS full-time skipper in 2018 and 2019, she made her international debut in 2007 and progressed forward to play 111 T20Is and 145 ODIs – the last one a New Zealand record.

Amy Satterthwaite Wishes White Ferns All The Best For Upcoming Events

Satterthwaite pondered an extraordinary career in international sport.

Amy Satterthwaite Retires From International Cricket
Amy Satterthwaite. Photo- Getty
Amy Satterthwaite. Photo- Getty

“It is with a degree of sadness that I announce my retirement from international cricket,” said Satterthwaite.

“It has been a tough few days after learning of NZC’s decision to head in a new direction and contract some younger cricketers.

“I am disappointed not to be receiving a contract and believe I still had more to offer, however, I respect NZC’s decision and I wish the WHITE FERNS all the best as they embark on an exciting winter of cricket, including the Commonwealth Games.

“I’ll be supporting them all the way.”

Amy Satterthwaite Thanks Family, Teammates And Support Staff

Amy Satterthwaite said she adored each moment of addressing her nation, portraying it as a mind-blowing venture from which exceptional recollections and long-lasting kinships were made.

“Most importantly I want to thank my family: Mum, Dad, Lea and Grace, for their unconditional support throughout. Without them, it simply wouldn’t have been possible.

“To all my teammates past and present, coaches and support staff, I appreciate everything you’ve done to help me as a cricketer and make my time with the WHITE FERNS special.

“I’m immensely proud of my journey with the WHITE FERNS and especially taking the time away to give birth to our daughter, Grace, before returning to play international cricket.

“I didn’t know if I would ever make it back to the top level and I hope my story can inspire other mums and mums-to-be that it is possible to follow your career dreams and start a family.”

Lea Tahuhu and AMy Satterthwaite
Lea Tahuhu with her partner and New Zealand teammate Amy Satterthwaite. Credits: Twitter.

Satterthwaite was presently anticipating investing more energy with Grace and her family, while additionally keeping her hand in cricket and rewarding the game that she said: “gave her so much”.

“I want to acknowledge everyone at both NZC and the NZCPA for their guidance and support over the years. To see how the women’s game has grown throughout my career makes me incredibly proud.

“It’s exciting to think where it will continue to go in the years ahead.”

In a lifelong brimming with prominent accomplishments, maybe the best was Satterthwaite’s world record-equalling four successive ODI hundreds in 2016-17, an accomplishment just paired by Sri Lankan batting extraordinary Kumar Sangakkara

The second-highest run-scorer in New Zealand women’s ODI cricket, and the seventh-highest ever, she struck seven centuries and 27 half-centuries while scoring 4639 runs at 38.33 – while likewise taking 50 ODI wickets at a shade under 30.

In T20I cricket, her 1784 runs are the third most in New Zealand women’s history, while she actually has the best bowling figures for the WHITE FERNS: 6-17 against England.

Amy Satterthwaite Will Be Remembered As One Of Our Best Cricketers: Bryan Stronach

Amy Satterthwaite (Image Credits: Twitter)
Amy Satterthwaite (Image Credits: Twitter)

NZC GM of High-Performance Cricket, Bryan Stronach, said Satterthwaite had made a gigantic commitment to the WHITE FERNS climate as a player and a pioneer.

“Amy will be remembered as one of our best cricketers; her record is outstanding, and she can feel really proud about what she has achieved – not just for herself and the team, but also for all the players she has inspired and enabled.

“Essentially, we’re looking to the future and want to give some younger cricketers a chance to develop their skills surrounded by our high-performance systems.

“We also considered the immediate playing program and next pinnacle events – both heavily weighted towards T20I cricket.”

Amy Satterthwaite Would Be Pleased By What She Has Accomplished: Bob Carter

WHITE FERNS World Cup mentor, Bob Carter, said Satterthwaite could be pleased with what she accomplished over her 15-year career.

Amy Satterthwaite (Image Credits: Twitter)
Amy Satterthwaite (Image Credits: Twitter)

“Amy has been a consistent performer for the WHITE FERNS over a long period of time,” said Carter.

“Her stats speak for themselves: second-highest run-scorer in ODI cricket, third-most runs in T20Is, and a consecutive century record that will take something special to eclipse.

“On a personal level, I want to thank her for allowing us to share in her experience through motherhood. 

“Grace added a special dimension to the WHITE FERNS environment and she will be proud to hear about her mother’s achievements in the coming years.

“The commitment, drive and knowledge Amy brought to the team was second to none and I know whatever she turns her hand to next, she will undoubtedly excel at.”

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