Hockley performed 118 ODIs and 19 Exams for New Zealand from 1979 to 2000. She was once appeared top-of-the-line batters throughout twenty years within the Nineteen Eighties and Nineties and is regarded as a pioneer of the ladies’s recreation. She is the one girl to win the New Zealand Cricketer-of-the-Yr award, in 1998, 13 years earlier than the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal was once presented.
“I think honoured, individually, after all – but in addition extremely joyful that the rustic’s remarkable ladies’s cricketer of the yr might be recognised on an annual and ongoing foundation,” Hockley mentioned. “It is been superb to observe the growth of the ladies’s recreation in New Zealand during the last 5 or 6 years and that is every other very certain building.
“Ladies’s cricket goes from energy to energy; the expansion in any respect ranges has been superb.
“I am having a look ahead to presenting this award to the inaugural recipient in March.”
Hockley was once the fourth girl to be inducted into the ICC Corridor of Repute, in 2013, after Australia’s Belinda Clark and England’s Enid Bakewell and Rachael Heyhoe-Flint.
Hockley scored over 4000 ODI runs whilst averaging just about 42, together with 4 centuries. She was once the primary girl to go 4000 ODI runs, and likewise the primary to play 100 ODIs.