Katie Teresa PerkinsMiddle Order Batswoman
National SideNew Zealand
Date of Birth07-07-1988
Place of BirthAuckland, NewZealand
Batting StyleRight-hand Bat
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.
- July 21, 2020
Australia are scheduled to host New Zealand late in September and Perkins gives full credit to the neighbours for the hard work.
- July 20, 2020
Dropped from the squad for the T20 World Cup, Hannah Rowe said while she is determined to earn her place back, she's is happy to be playing.
- July 5, 2020
New Zealand player, Katie Perkins, believes working as a police officer has given her perspective about life away from cricket and is helping her enjoy the game more.
- March 14, 2020
577 runs, a couple of centuries and 15 wickets – that summed up the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield final as Auckland Hearts defeated Northern Spirit by 67 runs in the summit clash to claim their fifth title at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Saturday (March 14). Opting to bat first, Auckland were jolted by the wicket