Today in sports history: July 13 - White Ferns star Amelia Kerr sets women's one-dayer record

Amelia Kerr in action for the White Ferns.
Amelia Kerr in action for the White Ferns. Photo credit: Photosport

On this day in 1930...

The inaugural Football World Cup kicked off in Uruguay, featuring 13 teams. 

France defeated Mexico 4-1 and United States defeated Belgium 3-0 in the first-ever World Cup football matches, played simultaneously in host city Montevideo.

Uruguay defeated Argentina 4-2 in front of a crowd of 68,346 to become the first nation to win the World Cup.


The Chiefs secured top spot in Super Rugby, after they beat the Blues 26-16 in their final regular season match, while the Bulls were stunned by the Stormers. 

A bonus-point win to the Chiefs meant the Bulls had to beat the Stormers to secure top spot, but wing Bryan Habana - who won two titles with the Pretorian side - haunted his old side in the win. 

Bryan Habana.
Bryan Habana. Photo credit: Getty

The win had massive complications in the playoff race, as the Chiefs would have homefield advantage throughout the finals series. 

The Chiefs went on to defend their title, beating the Brumbies 27-22 in the final. 


Young White Ferns star Amelia Kerr broke the record for the highest individual score in a women's one-dayer, when she smacked an unbeaten 232 against Ireland. 

The 17-year-old surpassed the 229 not out, set by Australia's Belinda Clark against Denmark in 1997, with a four-four-six sequence from the final three deliveries, as New Zealand posted 440/3.

NZ's score was the third highest in ODI history, after setting the previous record days earlier against Ireland with a 491/4. 


NZ Warriors settled for a 18-18 draw against Brisbane Broncos, after a pulsating golden-point thriller at Suncorp. 

The Warriors led 16-6 at the break, but found themselves behind in the closing stages, before a late Issac Luke penalty sent the game into extra time. 

Both teams missed three field goal attempts in the first drawn NRL match since 2016. 

Ken Maumalo in action against the Broncos.
Ken Maumalo in action against the Broncos. Photo credit: Getty

The result kept the Warriors above the Broncos on the NRL standings, but a change of fortunes would see Brisbane finishing inside the top eight, with Stephen Kearney's men missing out. 

The Warriors' last draw came in 2009 in a 32-32 thriller against the Penrith Panthers on August 1. 


Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith became the first player to feature in 400 NRL games.

The Storm celebrated the occasion with a 40-16 win over Cronulla Sharks.

He has now played 420 games - 94 more than the next highest active player on the list, which is Darius Boyd with 326.


1956 - Former American middleweight champion Michael Spinks

1970 - Former Blackcaps all-rounder Chris Cairns 

1990 - Kiwis rugby league star Kieran Foran

Newshub 12 months ago…

White Ferns skipper Amy Satterthwaite backs stand against homophobic slur

English cricketer Joe Root's stand against homophobia in sport has found support around the world - including one of New Zealand's own cricket stars.

On Tuesday, Root took exception to an alleged gay slur being used against him during a test against the West Indies, telling bowler Shannon Gabriel "don't use it as an insult, there's nothing wrong with being gay" during a mid-pitch exchange in St Lucia.

His stand has struck a chord among his peers, including NZ women's captain Amy Satterwaite, who is married to teammate Lea Tahuhu.

"It was pretty awesome to see someone of his stature stand up for inclusivity in our game," she told Newshub.

"It sort of signifies a normality moving forward that we're not having to stamp out those comments." 

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