Canterbury Cricket has unveiled the Canterbury Women’s Representative Wall of Fame at their new Community Cricket Training Centre. The Wall honours all the Canterbury Women Cricketers who have gone on to represent New Zealand since 1931.
The Wall, consisting of framed images and the records of each of the 57 women, was unveiled by women’s cricket great Ethna Rouse during a special function held recently for the women featured and other special guests.
Batsman Debbie Hockley, who took the field for New Zealand 137 times during her career, said the Wall was a wonderful way to honour the outstanding success Canterbury Women’s Cricket has enjoyed. ‘I was thrilled to attend the unveiling of the Women’s Wall of Fame recently. Many of my most enjoyable and proudest hours in my entire cricket career came when playing for Canterbury over the years, so it was a delight to see all those team mates photos and stats on the Wall, along with those esteemed cricketers who played before I first represented Canterbury. When you observe the number of Canterbury players on the Wall of Fame that also played for NZ it is easy to understand why Canterbury Women’s Cricket has been so outstandingly successful over decades.
In creating the Wall of Fame the CCA has done a wonderful job of honouring all of us who had the pleasure of playing for Canterbury, and NZ. I will definitely be revisiting the Wall in the future to relish the memories.’
The Men’s Wall of Fame was unveiled in a similar function during the 2009/2010 season. Both the Men’s and Women’s Walls are on display in the new Community Cricket Training Centre at Action Indoor Sports in Hornby.