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Full name Valmai Slater
Born January 16, 1933, Norman Park, Queensland
Current age 81 years 337 days
Major teams Australia Women, Queensland Women
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak
|Only Test||Australia Women v New Zealand Women at Adelaide, Jan 18-20, 1957 scorecard|
Her club cricket was for Eastern Stars, previously a cricko (a local Queensland variation of cricket played by women) club that switched to cricket in 1949. She represented Queensland from 1950 and was a member of the Australian squad from 1953/54 to 1957/58, playing one Test against New Zealand in 1956/57. She had represented Queensland at cricko as a wicket-keeper at the age of 15 but became a bowler when she took up cricket.
(Profile by Warwick Torrens)
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