Mary Beatrice Duggan (7 November 1925 – 10 March 1973) was an English cricketer who played as an all-rounder. She appeared in 17 Test matches for England between 1949 and 1963. She primarily played domestic cricket for Middlesex.[1][2]

Mary Duggan
Mary Duggan and Rona McKenzie, tossing a coin, 1957.jpg
Tossing the coin (right) with New Zealand captain Rona McKenzie in 1957
Personal information
Full nameMary Beatrice Duggan
Born(1925-11-07)7 November 1925
Worcester, Worcestershire, England
Died10 March 1973(1973-03-10) (aged 47)
Colwall, Herefordshire, England
BattingRight-handed
BowlingLeft-arm medium-fast
Slow left-arm orthodox
RoleAll-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 21)15 January 1949 v Australia
Last Test20 July 1963 v Australia
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1949Yorkshire
1951–1963Middlesex
Career statistics
Competition WTest WFC
Matches 17 65
Runs scored 652 1,708
Batting average 24.14 21.89
100s/50s 2/1 2/3
Top score 108 108
Balls bowled 3,734 10,616
Wickets 77 246
Bowling average 13.49 12.52
5 wickets in innings 5 15
10 wickets in match 0 3
Best bowling 7/6 8/21
Catches/stumpings 9/– 31/–
Source: CricketArchive, 10 March 2021

A right-handed batter, she scored 652 runs in Tests at an average of 24.14, with the highlight an unbeaten century in her last game.[1] She was also an effective bowler, and bowled both medium pace and left-arm orthodox spin. She took 77 Test wickets (which remains the all-time Test record) at an average of just 13.49.[3] She took a remarkable 7 for 6 against Australia, the best figures in English women's Test history.[4][5] In addition to her hundred in her final match, she took 7 for 72, and was instrumental in England winning the match and the series.[1]

She also served as vice-principal of Dartford College of Education for a decade.[1]

Test centuriesEdit

Mary Duggan's Test centuries[6]
# Runs Match Opponents City/Country Venue Year
1 108 11   New Zealand   Christchurch, New Zealand Lancaster Park 1957[7]
2 101* 17   Australia   London, England The Oval 1963[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Player Profile: Mary Duggan". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Player Profile: Mary Duggan". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Records | Women's Test matches | Bowling records | Most wickets in career | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  4. ^ "2nd Test: Australia Women v England Women at Melbourne, Feb 21-24, 1958 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Tests Best bowling figures in an innings". Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  6. ^ "All-round records | Women's Test matches | Cricinfo Statsguru | ESPNcricinfo.com – MB Duggan". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 December 2021.
  7. ^ "Full Scorecard of NZ Women vs ENG Women 1st Test 1957/58 - Score Report | ESPNcricinfo.com". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 December 2021.
  8. ^ "Full Scorecard of ENG Women vs AUS Women 3rd Test 1963 - Score Report | ESPNcricinfo.com". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 December 2021.

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