Holly Huddleston was somewhat of a latecomer to international cricket.
Debuting for the WHITE FERNS at the age of 26, she immediately set about carving out an impressive international record.
Now a regular in both the ODI and T20 teams, Huddleston's up front swing bowling has troubled batswomen from all countries.
Her three five-wicket bags in ODI cricket (including one on World Cup debut) are the most by a WHITE FERN and her bowling average in both formats sits below 21.
At home on the domestic circuit, Huddleston is better known as a useful allrounder. She represents the Auckland Hearts, beginning her career down the state highway at Northern Spirit before the switch in 2009/10.
At the Hearts she made her mark, often taking the new ball and batting in the middle order. A superb 2013/14 season led to her first call-up to the WHITE FERNS squad and she represented New Zealand at the Women’s World T20 in Bangladesh.
In 2015/16 Huddleston produced a sensational opening spell in the domestic One-Day Final that helped the Auckland Hearts clinch the national title, to put herself right back in line for contention.
Huddleston was named Auckland Hearts Bowler of the Year for the 2017/18 season.