06 March 2020

Shirley Cowles – Life Member

It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of Shirley Cowles on Thursday 5th March 2020.

Shirley was a life member of Canterbury Cricket Association and in 2003 was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to women’s cricket.

Shirley played 7 tests and 5 ODIs for the NZ WHITE FERNS between 1969 and 1977. She was a member of the NZ team for the inaugural World Cup in 1973.

Our sincerest condolences go out to the whole family at this sad time.

The funeral will be held at 2pm Tuesday March 10th at the Lamb & Hayward Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside.

Shirley Cowles is presented her Cap by NZC President Debbie Hockley at the Womens Capping Ceremony during the New Zealand Black Caps v Bangladesh. © Copyright photo: John Davidson / www.photosport.nz