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Kathryn White

Kathryn White is a former Scotland Women’s International Cricketer, playing in the first-ever women’s international cricket match against Northumberland in 2000.

Kathryn started playing cricket at the age of 10/11 after some taster sessions were delivered at her primary school by Raymond Bond and Stirling County Cricket Club’s previous ground (Williamfield) was over the fence from the primary school. 

Kathryn enjoyed it so much that she kept going and her parents were happy to let her go as I could walk to the club. 

Kathryn played through the junior ranks at Stirling County and spent a few years doing the scoring for the 1st XI before finally getting the opportunity to play senior men’s cricket. 

Kathryn was part of the first Scotland Women’s International match played against Northumberland in 2000, where she earned her first cap as no. 11. From here Kathryn amased some amazing stats in her career:

  • she was the 1st player to reach 100 caps
  • She finished her career with a total of 132 caps
  • She made 2165 runs at an average of 20.62
  • She took 126 wickets at an average of 22.02

 Following her playing career Kathryn went on to coach Scotland age group girls, passing on her experience to benefit the next generation of girls playing cricket. She currently stays in the Scottish Borders and plays for the men’s team at St Boswell’s. 

Stirling Highland Games President, Matt McGrandles said, “We welcomed the news that Kathryn had accepted this honorary role and look forward to working with her over these next few months as the event builds.”

“Having spoken with Kathryn about her career, it’s amazing listening to her about her achievements and that she just seems to take it in her stride. It sounds like she was some player bringing a great ethos to her team which included coaching Scotland age group girls. She is exactly the type of person we love shouting about and is a fantastic role model to Stirling.”

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