Full name Maria Frances Fahey
Born March 5, 1984, Timaru, Canterbury
Current age 32 years 58 days
Major teams Canterbury Women, New Zealand Women
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Test debut||India Women v New Zealand Women at Vapi, Nov 27-30, 2003 scorecard|
|Last Test||England Women v New Zealand Women at Scarborough, Aug 21-24, 2004 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India Women v New Zealand Women at Mumbai (BS), Dec 4, 2003 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England Women v New Zealand Women at Lord's, Jul 20, 2010 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Australia Women v New Zealand Women at Brisbane, Oct 18, 2006 scorecard|
|Last T20I||England Women v New Zealand Women at Southampton, Jul 1, 2010 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|41||Cant Women||v Well Women||Wellington||5 Feb 2011||Other T20|
|19||Cant Women||v Well Women||Christchurch||30 Jan 2011||Other OD|
|13||Cant Women||v Otago Women||Christchurch||22 Jan 2011||Other OD|
|51||Cant Women||v Otago Women||Christchurch||21 Jan 2011||Other T20|
|15||Cant Women||v CD Women||Paraparaumu||16 Jan 2011||Other T20|
|1*||Cant Women||v CD Women||Paraparaumu||15 Jan 2011||Other OD|
|8||Cant Women||v CD Women||Paraparaumu||14 Jan 2011||Other T20|
|-||Cant Women||v ND Women||Christchurch||9 Jan 2011||Other T20|
|26||Cant Women||v ND Women||Christchurch||8 Jan 2011||Other OD|
|35||Cant Women||v ND Women||Christchurch||7 Jan 2011||Other T20|
Fahey is a product of the highly successful Timaru Girls' High School team that dominated the national secondary schoolgirls' competition during the late 1990's. She later became a member of the 2002 NZC Academy.
She debuted for the White Ferns during the 2003 tour of India in spectacular fashion, averaging over 50 with three half-centuries. During the 2005 World Cup in South Africa , she top scored with a memorable 73 not out off 94 balls in the semi-final loss to India.
During the 2005-06 State League competition she scored 360 runs for the State Canterbury Magicians.
Fahey made three half-centuries in the Quadrangular Series in Chennai in early 2007 but failed in the final against Australia where she was dismissed for a duck. She toured Australia in July that year for the Rose Bowl Series but missed out New Zealand's next three series - the tour of England, a series against the same opposition and an ODI series against Australia - after she contracted flu and was diagnosed with chronic fatigue.
In May 2008, Fahey was named in the probables squad for the World Cup 2009.
Plays of the day from the match between Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders
Thirty years ago England were battered, bruised, broken and blackwashed in the Caribbean