Full name Melissa Jane Bulow
Born June 13, 1980, Ipswich, Queensland
Current age 37 years 39 days
Major teams Australia Women, Queensland Women
Batting style Right-hand bat
|Test debut||Australia Women v India Women at Adelaide, Feb 18-20, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia Women v England Women at Bowral, Feb 15-18, 2008 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Australia Women v India Women at Lincoln, Feb 1, 2003 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia Women v New Zealand Women at Darwin, Jul 29, 2007 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Australia Women v New Zealand Women at Brisbane, Oct 18, 2006 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Australia Women v New Zealand Women at Darwin, Jul 19, 2007 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0*||Qld Women||v ACT Women||Perth||7 Feb 2014||Other T20|
|-||Qld Women||v Vic Women||Sydney||5 Feb 2014||Other T20|
|10||Qld Women||v Vic Women||Melbourne||4 Jan 2014||Other T20|
|19||Qld Women||v Vic Women||Melbourne||3 Jan 2014||Other OD|
|1||Qld Women||v Vic Women||Melbourne||2 Jan 2014||Other T20|
|16||Qld Women||v ACT Women||Brisbane||22 Dec 2013||Other T20|
|1||Qld Women||v ACT Women||Brisbane||21 Dec 2013||Other OD|
|1||Qld Women||v ACT Women||Brisbane||20 Dec 2013||Other T20|
|23*||Qld Women||v NSW Women||Sydney||8 Dec 2013||Other T20|
|14||Qld Women||v NSW Women||Sydney||7 Dec 2013||Other OD|
The opening batsman Melissa Bulow started playing cricket with Redbank Plains but now plays for Western Suburbs. Bulow was educated at Leichhardt State School and Bremer State High School. She then attended the University of Queensland before qualifying as an accountant with a dual degree in Commerce and Business Management.
She bided her time at state level before the retirements of Belinda Clark and Lisa Keightley made space for her at the top of the order and she made her international debut in 2006, in the one-off Test against India, striking 20. She now has the chance to make an impact on the one-day scene, after being included in Australia's squad for the Rose Bowl series against New Zealand.
Bulow comes from a sporting family; her brother Aaron played club cricket with Norths in Ipswich and West Moreton and is a former South Queensland under-19 player; he then turned to rugby league.
Matthew Austin September 2006
Is the Universe Boss ready to hang up his boots? Not quite - poor year or not
Also, what is the record for the number of sixes hit in a T20 match?