Sarah Coyte was labelled as a star batter of the future from a young age when she dominated opposition teams in underage National Championships.
On graduating from the NSW U/19 program, she was immediately selected in the Lend Lease Breakers squad and made her WNCL debut in 2009 against Queensland.
Much to her surprise, having never considered herself a bowler, Coyte was thrown the ball by her captain Lisa Sthalekar during a crucial stage in her WNCL debut match. She proceeded to take four important wickets to turn the game in NSW’s favour. From that point on, Coyte has been an all-rounder!
Since her first season, Coyte has played 30 WNCL matches scoring 396 runs at 28.29 and taking 30 wickets at 22.77. In the WT20 she’s played 37 matches, scoring 413 runs at 19.67 and taking 42 wickets at 15.43.
Coyte made her International debut during the 2010/11 season and was part of the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars’ Ashes victory over England. She since represented her country in two Tests, 21 One Day Internationals and 24 T20 Internationals.
She was part of Australia’s squad for the 2012 World T20 in Colombo but unfortunately had to return home after the warm-up matches due to illness. It was a disappointing turn of events, however, a few months later she made up for it by being part of the Australian team which won the 50 over World Cup in India.
Coyte is part of a very talented family. Her older brother Scott has represented NSW in First Class and List A cricket, and he is also a current member of the Sydney Thunder squad. Sarah’s twin, Adam, represented Australia at the U/19 level.