Amanda-Jade Wellington was born 29 May 1997 is an Australian cricketer. She bowls right-arm leg spin and plays for the South Australian Scorpions in the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) and the Adelaide Strikers in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL).
Making her WNCL debut in 2012 at the age of 15, she is the youngest person to ever represent the state of South Australia in senior cricket. Since 2016 she has represented Australia in all three forms of international cricket, Tests, ODIs and T20Is.
Amanda-Jade Wellington Cricket Career
Youth and domestic career
Inspired by Australian Test cricketer Shane Warne, Wellington taught herself to bowl leg spin in her backyard. Wellington began her career playing for Port Adelaide Cricket Club. She rose to prominence in December 2011 when she was the player of the tournament in the national under-15 championships, playing for her home state of South Australia, and the next season she was selected to play for the South Australian Scorpions, South Australia’s representative women’s team.
In November 2018, she was named in the Adelaide Strikers’ squad for the 2018–19 Women’s Big Bash League season. In 2021, she was drafted by Southern Brave for the inaugural season of The Hundred.
On 24 November 2021, in the Eliminator match of the 2021–22 Women’s Big Bash League season, Wellington took the best figures in the history of the WBBL, with five for eight from her four overs. It was her 100th match in the WBBL, and she also took her 100th WBBL wicket in the game.
In April 2022, she was bought by the Southern Brave for the 2022 season of The Hundred in England.
Wellington made her Women’s One-Day International cricket (ODI) debut against South Africa on 27 November 2016. With her very first ball in international cricket, she took the wicket of South African captain Mignon du Preez, going on to finish the innings with figures of 1/35. She started to become a standout performer during New Zealand’s tour of Australia. She made her Women’s Twenty20 International cricket (T20I) debut against New Zealand on 17 February 2017, with figures of 3/15 on debut and 4/16 in the final match of the series.
In December 2017, she was named as one of the players in the ICC Women’s T20I Team of the Year. In April 2018, she was one of the fourteen players to be awarded a national contract for the 2018–19 season by Cricket Australia. In April 2019, Cricket Australia awarded her with a contract with the National Performance Squad ahead of the 2019–20 season.
In January 2022, Wellington was named in Australia’s A squad for their series against England A, with the matches being played alongside the Women’s Ashes.
Later the same month, she was named in Australia’s team for the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand. In May 2022, Wellington was named in Australia’s team for the cricket tournament at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.
Batting & Fielding
Amanda’s education is also unknown, but it is clear that she has worked hard to develop her skills as a cricketer. She has a strong work ethic and is dedicated to improving her game.
Adelaide Strikers legspinner Amanda-Jade Wellington was completely bowled over when her boyfriend proposed in front of teammates and hundreds of cheering fans after her side’s convincing six-wicket win over Melbourne Renegades on Saturday.
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May 29, 1997, Adelaide, South Australia
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