Katey Martin

Katey was first selected for the White Ferns in 2003 for the tour to India, and has since represented the side in over 70 matches. She's one of the most experienced players in the team and is an exciting batsman who also keeps gloves for her domestic side, the Otago Sparks. 

Martin has been a part of a number of winnings sides and played a key role for the side over the years. She's also a key figure in the changing room, and is well known for her bubbly personality and contagious laugh. 

When asked to remember what it was like the first time she got the call up, Martin replied: “It was a pretty special moment. All that hard work had paid off and it was very exciting. I actually cried!”

A couple of highlights stick in her mind regarding her career. The first is participating in two world cups in 2009, and although the White Ferns weren’t successful, Martin enjoyed the experience. Her second memorable moment was scoring 80, her top score, against a strong English side.

Martin also has a full-time job, but works hard to make sure she is always available for cricket. Her love for the game has not dwindled. 

Quick fire questions

1. How would you describe yourself?
“Outgoing, great sense of humour and down to earth.”
2. What do you want to say to young women wanting to become a White Fern? “
Work hard but still keep enjoying the game. Just try to stay relaxed and have fun.”
3. What’s your secret talent?
“I can play Stand by me on the guitar and in my spare time I like to have a play. I’m also pretty good in the kitchen and make a fantastic roast chicken with Tuscan sauce.”


Club: Lancaster Park Woolston
Favourite ground: Queenstown Event Centre, Queenstown
Most memorable game: Beating Auckland at Queenstown chasing 270 odd to win
Greatest influence on career: My dad

My favourite holiday destination is...anywhere where its hot!
The best advice I’ve ever received is...don’t fall asleep with chewing gum in your mouth!
My favourite meal to cook is...Chicken roast
My favourite food to eat is...Caramel Frapacino from Starbucks
My sporting hero is... Cristiano Ronaldo
When not playing cricket I love to... Chi-lax!  (chillout and relax) and hang with mates
When I was young I wanted to be... an accountant, but figured I wasn’t best at maths so that changed awfully quickly!
My biggest claim to fame is... my Hollarback girl dance
If I won lotto something I would definitely buy would be... a million dollar house and flash car


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