Australian Women’s Cricket representative Holly Ferling is a bowling sensation who consistently clocks a top speed of around 120km/h with her fast right arm action. The gifted young quick hails from Kingaroy, where in her ‘A’ grade cricket debut in the men’s competition as a 14-year-old, she netted a hat-trick from her first three balls.
Following World Cup selection in the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars national team that competed in India in 2013, Ferling was also honoured as 12th man in the Team of the Tournament. Her debut season as a 16 year-old was further highlighted with selection in the WNCL (one-day) Team of the Year.
This bowling sensation is taking it all in her stride and was further rewarded for consistent performances with the Queensland Fire, gaining selection in the national team to contest the Ashes series against England in 2014. To cap off a busy summer, Ferling enjoyed further World Cup success in Bangladesh when the Southern Stars captured T20 spoils. She helped the Southern Stars reclaim the Ashes in 2015 and is quickly becoming an integral member of the squad.
On top of a busy cricketing schedule, Ferling has been juggling the pressures of university study after gaining an impressive OP2 in her final year of high school. A degree in Health, Sport and Physical Education is sure to make for a busy time on and off the playing field over coming years.
Holly will be starring in the inaugural Women’s Big Bash League for the Brisbane Heat.
Full Name: Holly Lee Ferling
Date of Birth: December 22, 1995, Kingaroy, Queensland
Major Teams: Australia Women,Queensland Under-15s Women, Queensland Women, Brisbane Heat
Batting style: Right-hand bat
Bowling style: Right-arm fast-medium
ODI Debut: 1st February 2013 vs Pakistan women