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Rene Farrell

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Med-Fast

Did you know?

Farrell’s hat-trick against England was just the third by a female cricketer in Test cricket. 

WICKETS
42
AVERAGE
30.79

Rene Farrell

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Med-Fast

Did you know?

Farrell’s hat-trick against England was just the third by a female cricketer in Test cricket. 

WICKETS
17
AVERAGE
9.88

Rene Farrell

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Med-Fast

Did you know?

Farrell’s hat-trick against England was just the third by a female cricketer in Test cricket. 

WICKETS
54
AVERAGE
20.65

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Med-Fast

AGE
33
HEIGHT
173CM
BORN

Kogarah

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
STATE

NSW

NSW
LOCAL CLUB

St George/Sutherland

Bio

Originally from New South Wales, Farrell’s unique brand of in-swing bowling has proved the undoing of batters all over the world since she made her international debut in 2007.

Farrell began her domestic career at the Lendlease Breakers, where she played a key role in the side’s 2006-07 premiership, taking 3-27 off 10 overs and surviving at the death to see NSW home with one wicket to spare in the final.

The then 22-year-old joined the ACT Meteors in 2009 following the side’s introduction to the Women’s National Cricket League and played in every match of their debut season – picking up 18 wickets at an average of 21.44.

Farrell was also a part of Australia's side that reclaimed the Ashes in 2011, picking up 2-32 and 5-23 in the series’ lone Test match, including a hat-trick in the second innings. 

She made the move back to the NSW Breakers for the 2015-16 WNCL season, helping the team to the final before going on to win the inaugural WBBL title with the Sydney Thunder.

Announcing her retirement at the end of the 2019/20 season, Farrell won her first Belinda Clark Medal in her final season of professional cricket.

MATCHES
44
DEBUT
2007
CAP NO
110
BEST BATTING
39
BEST BOWLING
3 - 17
Bowling
WICKETS
42
AVERAGE
30.79
ECONOMY
4.15
S/R
44.5
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
182
INNINGS
20
NOT OUTS
10
AVERAGE
18.2
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
3
DEBUT
2009
CAP NO
156
BEST BATTING
11
BEST BOWLING
5 - 23
Bowling
WICKETS
17
AVERAGE
9.88
ECONOMY
1.58
S/R
37.47
5W
1
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
31
INNINGS
5
NOT OUTS
1
AVERAGE
7.75
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
53
DEBUT
2009
CAP NO
26
BEST BATTING
31
BEST BOWLING
4 - 15
Bowling
WICKETS
54
AVERAGE
20.65
ECONOMY
6.14
S/R
20.17
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
83
INNINGS
13
NOT OUTS
6
AVERAGE
11.86
100s
0
50s
0

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