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Ms Debbie Hockley, of Christchurch, CNZM, for services to cricket

Ms Debbie Hockley, of Christchurch, CNZM, for services to cricket

Debbie Hockley is President of New Zealand Cricket, the first woman elected to this position in the organisation’s 122-year history. She represented New Zealand in cricket from 1979 to 2000. She retired after winning the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s World Cup, having amassed 1,301 runs, including four centuries in 19 Test matches. She played in 118 One-Day Internationals and was Captain for 27, including six Test matches.

She was the fourth woman and first New Zealand woman inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame. Ms Hockley has been a strong advocate for women’s cricket. She contributed to a 2015 review by New Zealand Cricket that led to an increase in the number of women represented on its boards and a programme encouraging school-aged girls to participate in cricket.

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