Anna Peterson is the only New Zealand bowler to take a hat-trick in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), the feat was achieved in February 2017 against Australia and the victims were – Jess Jonassen, Alyssa Healy, and Megan Schutt. She became the sixth women’s cricketer to bag a hat-trick in T20Is.
Peterson like many other White Ferns girls grew up playing cricket with her father and brother in their backyard. The right-arm off-break started her career with Takapuna Red Stars (in Auckland) and slowly made her way to the Auckland Hearts team.
She is also a useful lower-order batter and made her One-Day International (ODI) debut in 2012, but only played three games as she was left out of the side and made her comeback in 2015.
Since making her way back to the White Ferns side, Peterson has found a place in the squad. Handy contributions with the bat coupled with her off-breaks gives Peterson a regular place in the playing 11.
Peterson is a full-time cricketer, who plays and coaches in Ireland as well. However, when she is finished with cricket, she wants to get into marketing or communications and media, which is what she studied.