Katie Perkins is a New Zealand middle order Batswoman. In 2013, she graduated as a police constable from the Royal New Zealand Police College and currently works as a Police officer in Counties Manukau.
Giving lights on her cricketing career, Katie started playing cricket at a very young age. Cricket was not new to her as her maternal grandfather would practice with her, while she played with her cousins in the backyard. One of Perkins’ uncles represented Auckland in a handful of matches.
In 2011-12, the right handed batter had a breakthrough season for her domestic side – Auckland Hearts. Perkins played a vital part in Hearts winning the national One-Day competition. She’s been part of successful side that has won a lot of trophies, including the 2013/14 Twenty20 title.
However, it was the 2011-12 season that got Perkins the recognition and the call-up to the national side. Perkins made her Women’s T20 International cricket (WT20I) debut for New Zealand Women against Australia on 20 January 2012. Five days later, she made her Women’s One Day International cricket (WODI) debut against the same team. She impressed everyone in her first knock itself, a 31 in a T20 game versus Australia. A successful tour against the arch-rivals ensured that she cemented her place in the White Ferns side.
Perkins was part of the 2013 World Cup squad, where New Zealand finished fourth.