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Full name Maria Frances Fahey
Born March 5, 1984, Timaru, Canterbury
Current age 30 years 127 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.
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