Cathryn Fitzpatrick was a Right arm fast bowler and a Right handed batsman with the Australian Women’s Cricket team. She has also played with the Victoria Women’s cricket team.
Cathryn Fitzpatrick debuted in International cricket in a test match against the India Women’s team at Adelaide in 1991. In the first innings, Fitzpatrick bowled 27 overs converting 15 of them into maiden overs. She gave away just 23 runs and claimed the wicket of Mithu Mukherjee. In the second innings she yet again showcased immense temperament and claimed the wicket of Seema Desai, trapping her leg before wicket. She bowled 26 overs which included 8 maiden overs and gave away 37 runs to help Australia win the test by 10 wickets. In 1993, Fitzpatrick debuted in One day Internationals in a match against the West Indies Women’s team at Tunbridge Wells. In the 8 overs that she bowled, Fitzpatrick gave away just 21 runs however could not claim a wicket. Australia went on to win the match by 8 wickets. In 2005, in a mach against Ireland, she became the first female bowler to claim 150 ODI wickets.
In a total of 109 One day Internationals, she has scored 651 runs and claimed 180 wickets at an economy of 3.01 runs per over. She also has a total of 60 wickets at an economy of 1.91 in the 13 Test matches that she has played.