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Trish McKelvey

1955 - 1959
Patricia "Trish" McKelvey CNZM MBE (born 5 January 1942 in Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand) is a former New Zealand cricketer, cricket administrator and educator.  

She played 15 women's Test matches for New Zealand, captaining the side in all of them. The record was two wins, three defeats and five draws.  Her Test career spanned the period 1966 to 1978/9, and included Tests against not only traditional rivals England and Australia, but also against South Africa and India.  The three-Test tour of South Africa in 1971/2, which was won 1–0, was the last official representative match any South African cricket team, men's or women's, would play for 18 years as teams boycotted South Africa because of the apartheid regime.  

McKelvey scored 699 Test runs at an average of 29.12, with a highest score of 155 not out. She also captained New Zealand in all 15 women's one-day internationals she played in, winning seven, losing seven, with one tie. McKelvey also played for the International XI in the 1973 women's World Cup, finishing fourth out of seven teams.McKelvey's 15 Tests as captain means she has captained New Zealand more times than the next two women in the list combined. As of July 2005, she remains the only New Zealand women's Test captain to have won a Test match.  

In 1992, McKelvey became the first woman board member of New Zealand Cricket.  Outside of cricket, she has a distinguished career in education. She trained as a physical education teacher and taught at Hutt Valley Memorial College, Solway College and Wellington High School.  She was principal of Wellington High School for seven years, retiring in 1994.  She has since served on the boards of other educational institutions.  

McKelvey was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to women's cricket in the 1981 Queen's Birthday Honours.  In the 2005 Queen's Birthday Honours she was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to education.