|Full name||Grace Margaret Harris|
|Nickname(s)||Gracie Brisbane Heat - Official Website|
|Famous for||First player in the Women’s Big Bash League to score a century.|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.7 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 145 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||34-27-33|
|International Debut||ODI- 2 February 2016 against India Women at Canberra
T20- 19 August 2015 against Ireland at Dublin
|Jersey Number||#48 (Australia)
|Domestic/State Team||• Queensland Under-15 Women
• Queensland Under-17 Women
• Queensland Under-18 Women
• Western Suburbs District Cricket Club
• Queensland Women
• Australia A Women
• Cricket Australia Women's XI
• Australia Governor General's XI
• Brisbane Heat Women
• Melbourne Renegades Women
• South Coast Sapphires Women
• UP Warriorz Women
• London Spirit
|Bowling Style||Right-arm off-break|
|Records (main ones)||• She scored the fastest century in the Women’s Big Bash League.
• First player in the history of the Women’s Big Bash League to score two centuries.
|Awards, Honours||• 2021: Brisbane Heat's Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award
• 2021: Women's Big Bash League Team of the tournament
|Date of Birth||18 September 1993 (Saturday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||29 Years|
|Birthplace||Ipswich, Queensland, Australia|
|Hometown||Ipswich, Queensland, Australia|
|School||Brigidine College, Indooroopilly, Queensland, Australia|
|Educational Qualifications||Veterinary Nursing FairBreak Global - Official Twitter Page|
|Food Habit||Non-vegetarian Grace Harris - Official Instagram Page|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Jim Harris
Mother- Maree Harris
|Siblings||Brother- Harry Davis
• Laura Harris
• Eliza Harris
|Sister-in-law||Delissa Kimmince (cricketer)
|Salary (approx.)||In 2023, she was signed by the UP Warriorz Women for the inaugural season of the WPL for Rs. 75 Lakhs.|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Grace Harris
- Grace Harris is an Australian Cricketer. She played for the UP Warriorz Women in the inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League (WPL). She has played for the Queensland Fire cricket team in the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) and the Brisbane Heat cricket team in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL).
- She started playing cricket at the age of 14 and played for the Western Suburbs District Cricket Club.
- On 30 October 2010, she made her debut for the Queensland Fire in the Women’s National Cricket League against the New South Wales Women; she scored 23 runs from 38 balls and she did not feature in any of the other matches of the 2010-2011 WNCL season.
- In her second season in the WNCL, she scored 88 runs and took one wicket from six matches between October 2011 and January 2012.
- She scored 152 runs and took seven wickets from seven matches in the 2014-2015 season of the WNCL.
- In 2015, Grace was named to the Australian Women’s squad for the tour of England and Ireland. She replaced the injured Delissa Kimmince, who later became her sister-in-law after Delissa married her older sister Laura. Harris was 22 years old when she made her international debut.
- Grace was the top scorer for the Queensland Fire team in the 2015-2016 season of the WNCL; she scored 217 runs from six matches and also took seven wickets. On 22 November 2015, she scored 97 runs from 91 balls against Western Australia at the Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide and was named the player of the match.
- In 2015, Brisbane Heat announced that they have signed Grace Harris ahead of the inaugural season of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL); however, she did not qualify as a marquee player due to some unknown reasons.
- She was dismissed for a duck on her international T20 debut match against the Ireland Women; she bowled three overs and took two wickets at an economy of 5.00. Harris played in all three T20 matches of the series and was the player of the series with 58 runs and three wickets.
- On 5 December 2015, she scored 42 runs from 21 balls against the Melbourne Stars in the opening match of the WBBL at the Junction Oval stadium in Melbourne.
- Grace scored 103 runs from 55 balls and also took four wickets for 15 runs from two overs for the Brisbane Heat against the Sydney Sixers in the Women’s Big Bash League on 12 December 2015; this was the first-ever century in the competition and she was named player of the match.
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) December 12, 2015
- She scored 289 runs from 12 matches in the first season (2015-2016) of the WBBL with a strike rate of 154.54.
- In January 2016, Grace was named to the Australian squad for one-day and T20 internationals against the Indian Women’s team; however, she struggled to cement her place in the squad and was left out of the Australian team.
There's no time like story-time with Grace Harris who recalls when she found out she was debuting for Australia! 😂 pic.twitter.com/ZfJ6VysVAO
— Australian Women's Cricket Team 🏏 (@AusWomenCricket) February 16, 2023
- In March 2016, she was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis following her return from the Australian Women’s tour of New Zealand. The cricketer was named to the Australian Women’s team for the 2016 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup held in India; however, following the diagnosis, Nicola Carey replaced her in the team.
- Ahead of the second season of the WBBL, the Melbourne Renegades Women announced the signing of the cricketer as their marquee player for the 2016-2017 season. She scored 127 runs and took six wickets from 12 matches for the Melbourne Renegades Women between 2016 and 2017.
- On 16 October 2016, she scored a half-century (78 not out) and took two wickets against the New South Wales Women in the WNCL group stage match; the cricketer was named the player of the match. Harris finished the 2016-2017 WNCL season with 151 runs and six wickets from five matches; she was Queensland Women’s leading wicket-taker in the season.
— Australian Women's Cricket Team 🏏 (@AusWomenCricket) October 16, 2016
- In 2017, Grace returned to the Brisbane Heat Women’s team, after they signed her as their marquee player ahead of the 2017-2018 season. On 27 January 2018, she scored 57 runs from 45 balls against the Sydney Thunder; Brisbane Heat won by 6 wickets and the cricketer was named player of the match. Harris scored 111 runs and took three wickets from four matches in the third season of the WBBL.
- On 11 November 2018, she scored 162 runs from 114 balls with a strike rate of 142.10 and also took a five-wicket haul (5-18) against the South Australia Women’s team in the WNCL group match; she was named the player of the match. The cricketer finished the 2018-2019 WNCL season as the top scorer of the Queensland Women with 192 runs from four matches.
- On 19 December 2018, she scored the fastest century in the Women’s Big Bash League against the Melbourne Stars at the Gabba; she scored 101 runs from 42 balls with a strike rate of 240.48 and won the Player of the match award. Harris was the first player two score two WBBL centuries.
- She scored 32 runs and took one wicket against the Hobart Hurricanes Women in the WBBL on 31 December 2018.
— Brisbane Heat (@HeatBBL) November 19, 2020
- Brisbane Heat won their first WBBL title by defeating the Sydney Sixers in the final of the 2018-2019 season. She took the wickets of Ashleigh Gardner, Marizanne Kapp, and Lauren Smith in the final; she scored 374 runs and took 16 wickets from 16 matches.
- On 22 November 2019, she scored 43 runs from 27 balls against the Hobart Hurricanes and was instrumental in her team’s 7 runs victory.
- Grace scored 42 runs from 27 balls and bowled four overs at an economy of 8.00 against her former team Melbourne Renegades Women in the semi-final of the WBBL on 7 December 2019.
- Brisbane Heat successfully defended their WBBL title against the Adelaide Strikers Women in the final of the 2019-2020 WBBL season. Harris scored 212 runs and took six wickets from 16 matches during the fifth season of the WBBL.
- On 4 February 2020, she took two catches, scored 53 runs from 52 balls and took a three-wicket haul against the Victoria Women in the WNCL group stage match; she was named the player of the match.
- On 25 October 2020, in the opening match of the 2020-2021 season of the Women’s Big Bash League, she scored 53 runs from 37 balls against the Perth Scorchers and was named the player of the match.
- She scored a half-century (81 and not out) from 52 balls with a strike rate of 155.76 against the Melbourne Stars on 8 November 2020.
- On 14 November 2020, she took four wickets in three overs at an economy of 5.33 and scored 32 runs from 41 balls against the Adelaide Strikers Women.
- On the 43rd match day of the 2020-2021 season of the WBBL, she took two wickets for 13 runs in three overs and scored ten runs against the Sydney Sixers Women; she was named the player of the match.
- In December 2020, she scored two back-to-back centuries for the Western Suburbs District Cricket Club in the Queensland Premier Cricket. Her first century was in the semi-final of the competition against the Sandgate-Redcliffe team led by Beth Mooney; she scored 144 runs from 64 balls and took a wicket from four overs. In the final against the Gold Coast team, she scored 136 runs from 71 balls; the Western Suburbs District Cricket Club won by 98 runs and lifted the Katherine Raymont Shield.
- She scored 246 runs and took 13 wickets from 14 matches in the sixth season of the WBBL. The cricketer received 22 votes in the Player of the Tournament voting and came in fourth place along with Alyssa Healy.
- On 7 March 2021, she scored 109 runs (not out) and took a wicket against the Tasmania Women in the WNCL group stage match; she won the Player of the match award. Grace finished the 2020-2021 WNCL season with 174 runs and 11 wickets from eight matches.
- In 2021, Harris won her first-ever WNCL title. In the final against the Victoria Women, she scored 20 runs and took a four-wicket haul at an economy of 4.37; Queensland Women won by 112 runs.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) March 27, 2021
- Grace Harris and Jess Jonassen were the two marquee players of the Brisbane Heat Women for the 2021-2022 WBBL season. On 17 October 2021, she scored 41 runs from 27 balls against the Perth Scorchers in the opening match of the season.
- On 19 October 2021, she took a three-wicket haul against the Perth Scorchers at the Blundstone Arena in Hobart. She scored a half-century (57 runs not out) against the Hobart Hurricanes and was named the player of the match on 26 October 2021.
- Harris scored 75 runs from 51 balls against the Hobart Hurricanes on 30 October 2021; she won the Player of the match award. Grace scored 54 runs from 39 balls against the Sydney Sixers on 9 November 2021.
- The cricketer scored 420 runs and took six wickets from 14 matches during the 2021-2022 WBBL season. She was named to the Team of the Tournament and was the Brisbane Heat’s most valuable player of the season. Harris scored 297 runs and took six catches in the 2022-2023 WBBL season.
Our Big Bash MVPs!
— Brisbane Heat (@HeatBBL) April 28, 2022
- In an interview, she revealed that she was inspired by former Indian skipper MS Dhoni and added that she watched many of his videos and it helped her to regain her calmness while she was batting.
Grace Harris' innings during Brisbane Heat's opening @WBBL fixture:
First 18 balls ➡️ 11 runs
Next 19 balls ➡️ 42 runs 💥
She credits watching MS Dhoni for her ability to stay calm after a slow start 👇 pic.twitter.com/7WOWAAu9Sb
— ICC (@ICC) October 25, 2020
- In 2022, Harris was named to the Australian Women’s team for the Women’s Ashes; however, she did not bat in any of the matches in the T20I series. On 20 January 2022, she was named to the playing eleven of the Australia Women’s team in the first T20 match of the series; this was her first appearance for the national team since March 2016.
- On 29 July 2022, she scored 37 runs from 20 balls against the India Women in the Commonwealth Games Women’s Cricket Competition. Australia Women’s team defeated India Women in the final by 9 runs and lifted the trophy.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) August 11, 2022
- She took a three-wicket haul against New South Wales in the WNCL group stage match on 23 September 2022; two days later she scored 77 runs (not out) from 51 balls against them and was named player of the match.
- She was part of the Australia Women’s team for the 2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup held in South Africa; she scored 35 runs and took two wickets from two matches and Australia Women’s team defeated South Africa in the final by 19 runs and lifted the trophy.
✨Grace Harris 2/7
☝️Megan Schutt 4/24
Australia will chase 113 to win against Sri Lanka…
— ICC (@ICC) February 16, 2023
- In March 2023, London Spirit announced the signing of Grace ahead of the 2023 season of The Hundred; this was the first time she was signed for The Hundred.
- Grace was an ardent fan of the Brisbane Broncos and Queensland Maroons.
- She often posts pictures of her pet dog, (Dalmatian) Dorrie, on social media; Harris named Dorrie after her favourite brand of chips, Doritos.
— Grace Harris (@189Grace) July 29, 2017
- In 2023, the UP Warriorz women signed her before the inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League (WPL). Her sister, Laura Harris, was signed by the Delhi Capitals.
- She played alongside her older sister Laura Harris at Brisbane Heat and Queensland Women.
- On 5 March 2023, she made her debut in the Women’s Premier League against the Gujarat Giants Women and scored 59 runs from 26 balls; she was named the Player of the Match. She scored 230 runs and took one wicket from six matches in the first season of the WPL.