Nicole Elizabeth Bolton is an opening batswoman who plays for Australia and Victorian Spirit in the WNCL. She was initially playing for Western Australia, but to get more opportunities, she shifted her base to Victoria in 2014. She has represented Australia in all forms of the game.
Bolton made her ODI debut, when she slammed 124 runs off 152 balls on Jan 23, 2014 against arch rivals England. Since then, she has become a household name in Australia. A year later, she was named as part of Australia’s squad, for the 2015 Women’s Ashes in England, and especially for the Test match, and made her Test debut in that series. Her ODI average of 43.52 is just top class; and has also represented Australia in a handful of T20 matches but failed to impress in the shorter form of the game.
With a solid defence, and the ability to up her game with some aggressive shots in the middle overs, Bolton has emerged as an ODI specialist. She plays for the Perth scochers in Women’s Big bash League, and her consistent runs in the top order, helped Perth scochers to play the final of WBBL|2 in 2017. One of her finest moments came in the World Cup in 2017, when she started off the tournament with an unbeaten century, to take her side home in the clash against the Windies. We can expect more such performances from her in the near future.