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.
- 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
- February 6, 2020
Katie Gurrey, despite a tremendous Super Smash 2019-20, doesn’t find a spot in New Zealand’s squad for the T20 World Cup 2020 while, surprisingly, Lauren Down makes it. Watch Ananya Upendran and S. Sudarshanan discuss that and more about the Sophie Devine-led side ahead of the global tournament.
- February 6, 2020
Sophie Devine was the star with the bat yet again, as New Zealand downed South Africa by five wickets in the second T20I at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Thursday (February 6). The win gave New Zealand an unassailable lead of 2-0 in a five-match series. Devine scored 61 runs in the chase to ensure
- January 30, 2020
South Africa downed New Zealand by six wickets at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Thursday (January 30). The result meant South Africa whitewashed New Zealand for the first time in an ODI series. Sune Luus was the star as she picked up six wickets for the second time in her career to help bundle out