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.
A member of Christchurch's St Albans club, Satterthwaite juggles cricket and training with her career as office manager in a semi-rural veterinary practice, and enjoys golf, squash and farming in her spare time. She was a member of the 2013 WHITE FERNS squad at the World Cup in India in 2013.
Quick fire questions:
1. What do you do in your spare time?
“I love to play interclub squash.”
2. What advice do you have to those who want to be a White Fern?
“It takes a lot of hard work, but at the same time it can be a lot of fun. The more you enjoy it the easier it will be.”
3. Anything you would like to say to the White Ferns supporters?
“The support over the last couple of years has increased. Keep going, we love the support from the fans. It really helps with our performances and we really appreciate it.”