Date of Birth: 16/07/1990
Debut for club: 04/05/2009 v Dukesmead, away, in a Southern League Division 1 game
Indoor debut: 15/02/2009 v Green Machine at Dummer
Batting style: Right Hand Bat
Bowling style: Right Arm Medium Bowler
Nickname: Ducky or Mistry
1st XI Squad Number: 44
Kit Number: 16
Overseas with HP: Denmark 2013
Representative Honours: Essex age groups and seniors,
Southern League Championship Winner 2012
Southern League Division 1 Winner 2010
Hampshire Cricket League Winner 2019, 2020
Ashford 8s Winner 2017
St Cross Sixes Winner 2010
South Hants Indoor League Winner 2011, 2012, 2013
South Hants Indoor Cup Winner 2011, 2015
Serious Cricket League Winner 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Bowler of the Year 2011, 2015
Fielder of the Year 2017, 2018
Known throughout the club by her surname, Mistry also acquired the nickname of ‘Ducky’ soon after she joined the club in 2009, due to the fact that she failed to trouble the scorers in three of her first four innings – and longer-serving players still often use this moniker.
Having grown up in Essex and played for that county through the age groups Mistry joined us after moving to Southampton to study. She was in the Southampton University side that inflicted a rare indoor defeat on our A team in 2010. She soon proved a real asset to our first X1, regularly bowling her full quota of overs at a miserly rate. In her first season she bowled over 70 overs in the Southern League with an economy rate of just 2.2 per over.
An excellent outfielder with a strong arm that defies her stature, Mistry continued to be a key player for us as she settled in the area post university. She was a major bowler in two Southern League title winning seasons, the second of which saw us promoted to the Premier League. She took 4-18 to set up a win at Brighton in our first ever Premier League game and adapted well to the step up in standard. By now she was also a regular in the Hampshire side, captaining them for two years.
2015 proved a stellar year as she twice produced four wicket hauls and also bowled a memorable over that captured Bath’s first three wickets, including Fran Wilson for 0 – setting up our first ever win against them. That year saw Mistry take the Bowler of the Year Award for the second time.
It would be fair to say that her bowling lost a bit of ‘nip’ around that time and Mistry stepped down to the 2s, taking over the captaincy in 2017. An important element of captaining the 2s is nurturing and developing young talent and many of our current crop benefitted from playing under her, culminating in winning the title in 2019, when the skipper contributed valuable runs and wickets.
Mistry often still features in the 1s, being in the team that reached the ECB KO final in 2018 and in the earlier rounds of the Kia Summer Smash in 2019, although she was unavailable for finals day. In 2020 she was part of the Pirates team that won the revamped Hampshire League.
A regular in the Eastleigh indoor team at first, on moving to Basingstoke Mistry took over the captaincy of our team at Dummer and has led the ever-changing sides to eight successive titles. In exactly 100 indoor games for us in women’s competition she has never been on the losing side!
Over 100 appearances both indoor and out, and one of only six bowlers to have taken 100 wickets for the club – Amy Mistry has been a key part of our success for over a decade.
Amy is married to Susan, and in 2020 they introduced baby son Shaylan to the HP family.