Anna Michelle Peterson:

Anna Peterson is a former cricketer from New Zealand. Anna Peterson was born on September 12, 1990, Anna played as an all-rounder, batting right-handed and bowling right-arm off-break. Peterson represented New Zealand in 32 One Day Internationals and 33 Twenty20 Internationals between 2012 and 2020. Anna played for Northern Districts, Auckland, and Typhoons in domestic cricket.

Anna Michelle Peterson

One of Peterson’s big achievements was becoming the first New Zealand cricketer to take a hat-trick in a Women’s Twenty20 International. Anna retired from international cricket in October 2021 and finally retired from all forms of cricket in March 2022.

In her debut One Day International (ODI) match on March 1, 2012, against England, Anna made a significant contribution of 33 runs while batting down the order. Anna debut in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) took place on February 24, 2015, against England.

On February 19, 2017, Peterson achieved a hat-trick during the second Women’s Twenty20 International against Australia. Anna claimed three wickets in her first three deliveries, ending with remarkable bowling figures of 3/2. Her hat-trick played a crucial role in New Zealand’s victory as they defended a low total of 101 runs, bowling out Australia for just 61 runs. This hat-trick was the first by a New Zealand women’s bowler in international cricket since 1996.

Peterson was part of the New Zealand squad for the 2016 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in India and the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup in England. She was also selected for the 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in the West Indies and the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia.

Currently, Peterson works at North Harbour Rugby as the rugby manager for girls and women.

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