New Zealand Anna Peterson has decided to call time on her international cricket career. She announced her retirement from the highest form of the game on Tuesday. Peterson turned 31 last month and has represented the New Zealand national cricket team in 64 matches.
“I’ve loved every minute of playing for the White Ferns and representing New Zealand,” said Anna Peterson. “A massive thanks has to go to my family, friends, coaches, teammates and all those who helped me throughout my international career. The White Ferns have a special team culture and I’ve been privileged to make some lifelong connections in the team while I’ve also enjoyed meeting and competing against players from across the globe.”
While she has taken retirement from international cricket, she will continue to play for Auckland Hearts in domestic cricket. She will also be working at North Harbour Rugby as the Rugby Manager for Women and Girls.
“I still feel I have plenty to offer at the domestic level and I’m looking forward to suiting up for the Auckland Hearts again this season,” she said. “As an experienced member of the Hearts, I’m enjoying giving back to the younger players and watching them embark on their own cricketing journeys.”
Peterson made her international debut in a one-day international against England a decade ago. She scored a vital 33-run knock while playing down the order. Her last international appearance came against Australia in the T20 World Cup last year.
“On her day, Anna can hit the ball as far as anyone,” Head Coach Bob Carter said. “She is a great team player and the younger Hearts players are lucky to have someone of her calibre around their environment helping the next generation grow as cricketers and people.”
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