Maia Lewis

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Maia Lewis
Personal information
Full nameMaia Ann Mereana Lewis
Born (1970-06-20) 20 June 1970 (age 50)
Christchurch, New Zealand
BowlingRight-arm medium
Role Batter
International information
National side
Test debut(cap  96)11 January 1992 v  England
Last Test21 August 2004 v  England
ODI debut(cap  58)19 January 1992 v  Australia
Last ODI7 April 2005 v  India
Only T20I(cap  5)5 August 2004 v  England
Domestic team information
1987/88 Southern Districts
1988/89–1992/93 Canterbury
1993/94 North Harbour
1994/95–2005/06 Wellington
Career statistics
Competition WTest WODI WT20I WLA
Runs scored2521,372254,497
Batting average 21.0022.4925.0029.01
Top score6510525105
Balls bowled30942
Wickets 017
Bowling average 34.41
5 wickets in innings 00
10 wickets in match00
Best bowling2/14
Catches/stumpings 6/–30/–0/–67/–
Source: CricketArchive, 15 April 2021

Maia Ann Mereana Lewis MNZM (born 20 June 1970) is a New Zealand former cricketer who played as a right-handed batter. She appeared in 9 Test matches, 78 One Day Internationals and 1 Twenty20 International for New Zealand between 1992 and 2005. She captained in 1997 and between 2003 and 2005. She played domestic cricket for Southern Districts, Canterbury, North Harbour and Wellington. Lewis also represented New Zealand in Hockey, and Indoor Cricket, making her a triple international athlete. [1] [2]

She retired from cricket in 2005. [3] In the 2006 Queen's Birthday Honours, Lewis was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to women's cricket. [4]

Post-retirement, Lewis has worked as Auckland cricket Women's Cricket Manager and Auckland Hearts coach from 2006 to 2012. And later in various other sporting roles, including with the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation, and on the boards of Blind Sport New Zealand and Northland Cricket Association. [5]

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  2. "Player Profile: Maia Lewis". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  3. "Maia Lewis retires from all cricket". Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 December 2017.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Queen's Birthday honours list 2006". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 5 June 2006. Retrieved 4 May 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "Maia Lewis MNZM". Linkedin. Retrieved 30 October 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)