Barbara Bevege a.k.a. Barb Bevege was a Right handed batsman and an occasional Right arm medium bowler with the New Zealand Women’s Cricket team. She also played cricket for the Wellington Women’s Cricket team.

Barb Bevege debuted in International cricket in a One day International match against the Trinidad & Tobago Women’s team at St Albans in 1973. She scored 10 runs and was bowled out by Joyce Demmin after coming to bat at the fifth position. New Zealand women went on to win the match by 136 runs. In 1975, Bevege played her first test match against the Australian Women’s team at Wellington. In the first innings, she scored 46 runs and was caught behind the wicket by Margaret Jennings off a ball by Raelee Thompson. In the second innings, Bevege scored 96 runs and was bowled by Patsy May four runs short of her century. However the match ended in a draw. In 1976, she went on to score her first test century in a match against India. Bevege was the first women’s cricketer in New Zealand to score a century in test and One day matches.

Born 25 Nov 1942
Died 29 Apr 1999 (56 years)
Nationality New Zealand New Zealand
Team History
1244 new zealand women s national cricket team New Zealand Women's 1973 - 1982

In a total of 16 One day International’s, Bevege has scored 488 runs with a high score of 101 runs and an average of 32.53. She also has a total of 400 runs with a high score of 100 runs not out and an average of 44.44 in the 5 test matches that she has played.

Career Highlights

First New Zealand Women’s cricketer to score 100 runs in One day and Test cricket.

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    in my life i have tried to learn Love and i have come to know that in my youth i met some-one whom i loved more than anything but because of the status between our families, i could never get to know Barbara and she was taken away from me to join her own kind and not to frequent the working class people. Today is my birthday and it has taken me all these years to find her only to find she passed away before i get to see her again. But i still have very fond memories of practiceing cricket with her in the nets. But i remember her as a really great swimmer and she had staminer like you wouldnt believe. Barbara had a really good eye for predicting the flight of the ball as i was in the first eleven and i had difficulty bowling Barbara out in practice in those days. Then out of persiveriance she encouraged me to bowl faster and with more movement in the bowling, so much so did i improve that i got expelled in the first eleven for being too fast. Barabara where ever you are now i would like you to know that the date we could never keep at the Swimming carnival was a memory of what could have been. Strnage but i remember some who said it is better to have loved once than never loved at all. bill.