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Amanda-Jade Wellington

Amanda-Jade Wellington (T20 cricket) was inspired by the late Shane Warne and taught herself how to bowl leg spin in her backyard. She eventually began playing for the Port Adelaide Cricket Club and was named player of the tournament at the national under-15 championships in December 2011. Amanda was selected for her Women’s National Cricket League debut in 2012 aged 15, the youngest cricketer – male or female – to play for South Australia at a senior level. This broke the record set by Test captain Clem Hill more than 100 years earlier. Since 2016, Amanda has represented Australia in all three forms of the game, making her one-day international debut in against South Africa in 2016, claiming a wicket with her first ball in international cricket. Her T20 start came a few months later, while her sole Test appearance was against England in 2017. After taking 5-8 in the eliminator match of the 2021/22 Women’s Big Bash League – the best bowling figures in the league’s history – she was selected for the Women’s World Cup in New Zealand in 2022. Amanda has a remarkable collection of Pokémon-related merchandise. Her husband Tayler McKechnie proposed to her using a Pokémon card with the words: “Will you marry me?” written on it, with the ring sitting in a “poke ball”.

Sport / Discipline

Cricket

Birth Place

Elizabeth Vale

Birth state

SA

Date of Birth

29/05/1997

Age

25

Results History

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