|Amelia Kerr Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||October 13, 2000|
Amelia Kerr is a New Zealander professional cricketer who has represented her country in both the limited-overs formats (ODIs and T20Is) of the international sport, as an all-rounder. She had broken into the senior national team in November 2016 in both those formats, just after her 16th birthday. A dynamic all-round player in the T20 format, she has represented the Southern Vipers (2018) in the Women’s Cricket Super League (WCSL), Brisbane Heat (2019-20) in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), and IPL Velocity (2019) in the Women’s Indian Premier League (WIPL).
Amelia Charlotte Kerr
Melie, Melos, Melux
Wellington, North Island, New Zealand
Tawa, Wellington, North Island, New Zealand
Amelia had attended the Tawa Intermediate School in her hometown of Wellington.
- Father – Robert ‘Robbie’ James Kerr (Former Cricketer)
- Mother – Jo Kerr (née Murray) (Former Cricketer)
- Siblings – Jess Kerr (Older Sister) (Professional Cricketer, Teacher)
- Others – Bruce Alexander Grenfell Murray (Maternal Grandfather) (Cricket Administrator, Historian, Former Professional Cricketer, Former School Principal, Author of Geography Textbooks), Shona Murray (Maternal Grandmother), Priscilla ‘Cilla’ Duncan (Cousin) (Former Head of Media and Communications with the Oceania Football Confederation, Former Professional Soccer Player), Katie Duncan (née Hoyle) (Cousin-in-Law) (Professional Soccer Player)
48 – One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I), Wellington (New Zealand Domestic Cricket), Brisbane Heat (WBBL), IPL Velocity (WIPL)
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
55 kg or 121.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Amelia has dated –
- Ruben Love (2019-Present)
Race / Ethnicity
- Lean physique
- Center-parted, shoulder-length, straight hair
- Gleaming face
- Charming smile
Amelia Kerr Facts
- Hailing from a distinguished cricketing family, it was Amelia’s father who had encouraged her to pursue leg spin bowling. She had later even opened the batting for Tawa College Boys 1st XI in Wellington’s Premier Youth grade competition.
- In June 2018, she had scored a mammoth 232 not out in a women’s ODI match against Ireland. This was the highest ever individual score in a women’s ODI match surpassing the mark of 229 not out that was set by Australian legend Belinda Clark in December 1997 during the Women’s World Cup. As of March 2021, these were the only 2 individual scores over 200 in the history of women’s ODI cricket. In the 2nd half of the match, she had recorded spectacular figures of 5/17, making this one of the greatest individual performances in the history of cricket. This was her first 5-wicket haul in women’s ODIs.
- The feat had also made her the youngest cricketer ever, male or female, to have scored a double century in one-day international cricket. As of March 2021, this score of 232* was the 3rd-highest individual score in all ODIs, men’s or women’s, just behind Rohit Sharma (264) and Martin Guptill (237*).
- In March 2019, she was named as the ‘International Women’s ODI Player of the Year’ at the annual New Zealand Cricket (NZC) Awards.
- She and her older sister Jess had both studied at the Tawa Intermediate School. Jess later went on to teach part-time at that school while Amelia has also worked there as a teacher aide for autistic students.
Featured Image by Amelia Kerr / Instagram