Top order batsman Amy Satterthwaite was in punishing form throughout the 2014/15 domestic and international season. A left-hander with the bat, she has proven herself as a useful right-arm medium pace bowler, too, with Twenty20 career-best figures of 6-17.
Now a well-established member of the WHITE FERNS and ubiquitously known as Branch on account of her long, lanky frame, Satterthwaite grew up in Culverden, North Canterbury, where she began playing cricket at age eight. Her father Michal Satterthwaite, a Canterbury Country rep player and now Canterbury Cricket board member and Chairman of Canterbury Country, helped inspire a love of the game. "He has helped me a lot throughout my career and has always been there to bounce ideas off", says Satterthwaite.
She made her FERNS debut after a number of impressive outings for the Canterbury Magicians, for whom she had debuted at just 16. The international debut came in July 2007 when she was selected to play against Australia in her first Twenty20 International. Two days later she played her first 50 over match against the same opposition.
1. How did you get into cricket? Grew up watching my father play and had a love for the game from when I could walk!
2. Where were you when you got the news that you’d made the WHITE FERNS team? At a WHITE FERNS camp
3. Favourite cricket moment / highlight? Making my debut for NZ against Australia
4. What’s your day job? Work part time at Canterbury Cricket as the Women’s Cricket Performance Manager bringing through the next Canterbury Magicians.
5. Do you have any rituals / superstitions? Too many to list!!
6. What do you do in your spare time to relax? Movies, go to my parent’s farm, mountain biking, hanging with friends, traveling to new places
7. Who inspires you? My family
8. Person you’d most like to have a selfie with? Barack Obama
9. What advice would you give to young budding WHITE FERNS? Enjoy what you do. Cricket can be a cruel game, don’t be too hard on yourself, enjoy the small successes as well as the big ones