NEWS: Sophie Ecclestone Wins Cricket Society Award

18 year old Sophie Ecclestone has received this year’s Cricket Society award for Most Promising Young Female Cricketer.

The award, made on the recommendation of Clare Connor, is awarded annually for the young female cricketer who showed the most promise in the preceding 12 months. It has run since 2002, with previous winners including Nat Sciver (2013), Heather Knight (2010) and Katherine Brunt (2004).

While Ecclestone missed last year’s World Cup due to exam commitments, she finished 2017 on a high, helping England draw the women’s Ashes series out in Australia.

She was also leading wicket-taker in Division 1 of the Women’s County Championship, and instrumental in Lancashire “doing the double” last season, winning both the County Championship and the T20 Cup. On the last day of the County Championship she tore through the Warwickshire batting line-up taking 6-12 – the performance that ultimately took them to Championship victory.

The award was presented at yesterday’s Society Lunch and while Sophie unfortunately could not be present to accept it – she is currently in India on England duty – her parents Elaine and Paul were delighted to do so on her behalf.


INTERVIEW: Sussex Development Officer Charlotte Burton – On Sussex’s Shiny New Future & How Much Has Changed ‘Since She Were A Lass!’

When Charlotte Burton was a lass… well… it wasn’t quite “all fields ’round here” but it wasn’t far off!

The Sussex Development Officer started her cricketing journey as a girl in the Sussex pathway back in the 90s, and it was a very different world:

“We trained in the Gilligan Stand at the County Ground, which is now a flooring company next to the pub – it had two lanes and it had wooden flooring, so it was very difficult batting and bowling in there.”

And things didn’t get much better on match-day either:

“We played on a tiny pitch at Roedean School, where if you hit it over the boundary it was ‘6-and-out’ because of the road there!”

Twenty years later, Burton sits in an office at Sussex’s shiny, new HQ of Women’s Cricket – the Aldridge Cricket Academy – and reflects upon how much has changed:

“What the girls have now, compared to when I was playing, is unbelievable and amazing – we are looked after so well – we’ve got use of all the facilities here at the Academy: the gym, the social space, and in the summer the ground outside for training and matches. All our players, from our Under 11s right through to our senior women, train here, and it is an aspiration for our youngsters to see that the senior women train and play here too.”

Thanks to the generosity of Sir Rod Aldridge – the millionaire founder of outsourcing group Capita – girls cricket is going from strength to strength in Sussex.

“We’ve got Under 11s, 12s, 13s, 15s and 17s squads, then the Academy and the women’s [1st XI] team,” Burton explains. “The 11s to the 13s play friendly matches against other counties whilst the 15s and 17s play their Championship and a few T20s.”

But it’s not just about the elite pathway:

“The Aldridge Foundation have given us a large pot of money to go out and work in the community with girls’ cricket. We’ve got 5 hubs for girls 12 and upwards, where they get free coaching from Sussex coaches. It’s softball – they don’t need any experience or equipment – they can just come along and practice their cricket – do some skills and drills and play some fun games; and then if they are not with a club we try to link them up with one.”

A couple of girls have already come through the hubs onto the elite program, where they will hope to one day follow in the footsteps of some of the age-group players who are stepping up to the senior squad this year.

The one whose name precedes her is of course Ellie Robinson – daughter of England Head Coach Mark – but Burton tells us there is plenty of other talent to look out for:

“Ella McCaughan is an outstanding batter and leg-spin bowler, who plays like Sarah Taylor – very natural – and times the ball well.”

“We’ve got Ella Wadey from the Under 17s – she is an all-rounder – more of a batter, but she bowls a bit of seam.”

“Then we’ve got Cassie McCarthy, who is a very quick pace bowler. She was found through the Chance To Shine program when she was 11 years old, and she came into county as a wicket keeper – this is only her 3rd season as a pace bowler but she is probably one of the quickest bowlers we’ve got on the county scene.”

After Sussex’s shock relegation from Div 1 at the end of last season, they will be slumming-it in Div 2 this year, but Burton is sure they will bounce right back:

“No doubt! There is a lot of talent there, from the experienced players to the youngsters coming through. They are so determined to get back into Div 1 next year, and I’ve got every faith in them doing it – they are going to have a great season, I know they will!”

NEWS: Tammy Beaumont, Sarah Taylor & Alex Hartley On The Move For KSL03

Tammy Beaumont, Sarah Taylor and Alex Hartley are all on the move for KSL03 this summer.

Beaumont leaves the Surrey Stars for the Southern Vipers; Taylor moves from the Lancashire Thunder to the Stars, whilst Hartley moves the other way, back to her Lancashire roots, having also re-signed for the county team last season.

Additionally, Jenny Gunn moves from the Yorkshire Diamonds to the Loughborough Lightning, with Beth Langston heading in the opposite direction from the Lightning to the Diamonds.

These moves have been very much directed from “On High”, with the ECB keen to ensure that the Kia Super League remains a balanced competition, perhaps in contrast to the WBBL, where the Hobart Hurricanes struggled last season after losing several key stars under the more “free market” system being pursued in Australia.

KSL General Manager Jo Kirk said: “The latest player movements are to ensure the best balance between the six sides and to maintain a fair and competitive competition with the over-arching principle of trying to ensure a best versus best competition.”

Meanwhile Tammy Beaumont told CRICKETher: “It’s not personal choice – the ECB allocate the England players. I’m sad to be leaving the Stars but it is exciting to join a new team. Even though I’m a 27-year-old England player, it is still very nerve-wracking walking in to a new team with a lot of faces I don’t know, but I’m looking forward to it, especially getting to rejoin Suzie Bates who I played with at Adelaide Strikers and Kent.”

At his press conference earlier this week, England Head Coach Mark Robinson spoke of his frustration with the lack of opportunities for up-coming players in KSL, referencing Bryony Smith’s drop down from her preferred opening role at the Stars with the arrival there of Lizelle Lee in KSL02.

Sarah Taylor’s move away from the Thunder solves one such problem for England – creating an opportunity for Academy keeper Ellie Threlkeld to step behind the stumps there full time; but creates exactly the same dilemma at the Stars, where England’s other young prospect, Rhianna Southby, will now be the one warming a bench instead of getting valuable experience out in the middle.


NEWS: England Rest Stars, Call Up Alice Davidson-Richards, Bryony Smith & Katie George For India

England will fly out to India next week for 3 ODIs and a T20 tri-series also involving Australia without two of their biggest stars, with coach Mark Robinson taking the rare opportunity of a non-Championship ODI series and some fairly inconsequential T20s to take a look at some of the talent waiting in the wings.

Sarah Taylor and Katherine Brunt are rested, the latter having picked up a back injury in WBBL, with three potential new caps called up to the squad for the first time: Kent all-rounder Alice Davidson-Richards, Surrey opening batsman Bryony Smith, and Hampshire seamer Katie George.

Smith stands to be the first batsman to debut for England for nearly five years, since Lauren Winfield won her first cap in 2013; and given the schedule of potentially 8 matches (if England reach the tri-series final) all look likely to play a role at some stage on this tour.

20-year-old Smith made her mark as one to watch with the Surrey Stars in KSL01, scoring 94 runs at a Strike Rate of 102; whilst Kent vice-captain Davidson-Richards first came to national attention with a Player of the Match performance in the Roses match in KSL02 – scoring 22* and taking 3-20 as the Yorkshire Diamonds beat the Lancashire Thunder by 28 runs in front of the TV cameras at Headingley.

18-year-old George is perhaps the most surprising selection – a line-and-length seamer, she has had two seasons with the Southern Vipers, but has bowled only 18 overs across the two editions of the Super League, taking 4 wickets at an Economy Rate of 6.6; and she got carted all over Brighton and Hove by Sophie Luff and Stafanie Taylor in last year’s KSL final, but Mark Robinson liked the spirit she showed nonetheless, telling the media: “She went round the park, but she kept running in fearlessly and bowling quick.”

Full Squad

  • Heather Knight (Captain, Berkshire)
  • Tammy Beaumont (Kent)
  • Kate Cross (Lancashire)
  • Alice Davidson-Richards (Kent)
  • Sophie Ecclestone (Lancashire)
  • Tash Farrant (Kent)
  • Katie George (Hampshire)
  • Jenny Gunn (Warwickshire)
  • Alex Hartley (Lancashire)
  • Danielle Hazell (Yorkshire)
  • Amy Jones (Warwickshire)
  • Nat Sciver (Surrey)
  • Anya Shrubsole (Somerset)
  • Bryony Smith (Surrey)
  • Fran Wilson (Middlesex)
  • Danni Wyatt (Sussex)

ANALYSIS: Should Keepers Stand In Front Of The Stumps For Run Outs?

There is a fascinating video on the ECB’s web site which asks (and attempts to answer) the question: Should keepers stand in front or behind the stumps for run outs? (HT Joe Ashdown)

The coaches at the ECB’s performance centre up in Loughborough set up their cameras and stopwatches, and with the help of Hawk-Eye and a reconfigured bowling machine acting as the fielder, attempted to get a definitive answer.

You can watch the whole thing at the link above, but the TLDW* is that standing in front of the stumps is… well… it depends!!

The key to it… and the video actually slightly talks-around this fairly simple point… is that you have to know exactly where your stumps are – not vaguely; not roughly; but exactly!

There are two reasons for this:

  1. You need to know if the ball is already going on to directly hit the stumps, in which case you need to basically leave it alone – nothing beats the speed of the ball through the air, and if you interrupt it then you lose all the benefit of those few milliseconds you bought from standing in front.
  2. If the ball is missing the stumps, you need to be perfectly positioned to guide it on in a single movement – if you can’t do this in one smooth, gliding arc, then it actually becomes two movements and again the advantage is lost as the batsman makes their ground.

What the video shows fairly conclusively is knowing exactly where your stumps are, and perfecting the art of guiding the missing ball back on in a single arc, is really hard – even for a seasoned pro, it takes years of practice. The video’s final conclusion is that, even in the professional game, “normal” fielders at the bowler’s end (typically the bowler himself) should always stand behind the stumps; but that the very best ‘keepers could indeed buy some advantage by standing in front.

This has some interesting implications for young ‘keepers in the women’s domestic game, as it touches on the slightly awkward question of what the Women’s County Championship and Kia Super League are for? Are they competitions in their own right, where winning is all? Or does that come secondary to their other role as nurseries for future England players?

England’s Academy and pathway coaches are clearly coaching players to stand in front – and rightly so, because one day England will need one of them to step into the gloves [Ed: err…?] of Sarah Taylor.

But for a young ‘keeper playing the County Championship or KSL, if the goal is to win “this” match right now, they should probably be standing behind, because this is the optimal choice unless you’ve had the years of professional practice to perfect the techniques required to stand in front… which the young (at best, semi-pro) ‘keepers in domestic cricket have not!

It isn’t only wicket keepers who face these dilemmas. Should a young fast bowler, hoping one day to be bowling out the Aussies in the Women’s Ashes, focus on pace, even if it means conceding a few wides or no balls? Her England pathway coach would no doubt say yes; but her county coach might well prefer her to take a foot off the gas and keep the runs down in “this” match going on right now!

To be fair, these same issues arise as well in The Other Game but that is what they have 2nd XI cricket for. We have no real equivalent, and so the County Champs and Super League play both roles – competition and nursery – and that means there is no easy answer.


* TLDW – Too Long; Didn’t Watch


INTERVIEW: Danni Wyatt – On Her Ashes Hundred And A Huge Year Of T20 Ahead For England

It was the 1st March 2010 – the 5th ODI of England’s tour to India. Having already lost the series, thanks mainly to 3 consecutive half-centuries from Mithali Raj, England chose to rest Charlotte Edwards that day and perhaps with one-eye on the up-coming T20 series, hand a first cap to an exciting 18-year-old all-rounder from Stoke-On-Trent – Danielle Wyatt.

The debutante did not disappoint. Coming in at 7 after the visitors had laboured to 133-5 chasing 207, Wyatt hit 28* off 26 balls to carry England over the line, striking the winning run with one ball to spare. After such a promising start, expectations were high as Wyatt was selected for all 3 of the T20s that followed, but she struggled with both bat and ball, making 0 and 1 with the bat and bowling just a single wicketless over for 7 runs.

It was a pattern that was to repeat itself throughout the next 8 years – each step forwards followed by another one back – as she continued to show enough promise to stay in the picture, whilst never quite producing that defining display which guarantees a run in the team. She’d been dropped more times than the beat at an Eminem show; and when she was included in England’s lineup for the 1st T20 of the 2017 Women’s Ashes, it is fair to say that this was despite, not because of, her record: 70 T20 internationals, averaging just 12 with not a single T20 (or ODI) half-century to her name.

Wyatt’s key mitigating factor was a Strike Rate of over 100 – she might not have made many runs, but she made them quickly at 105; and this was very-much her role in the team – the pinch hitter  – the karaoke queen who would bash out a few bars of Don’t Stop Belivin’ to get the scoreboard swinging before her voice cracked. And it was enough. Just.


Women’s T20 has been changing recently – as average winning scores in women’s T20 internationals have climbed, a run-a-ball 120 is no longer “par”, and a quick 11 off 10 balls is starting to look like chump change compared to what your Beth Mooneys, your Amy Satterthwaites and your Hayley Matthews have been posting, not just against Pakistan or Ireland any more, but in the big games against the top sides.

But where was England’s Mooney? Their Satterthwaite? Their Matthews? It turned out she’d been hiding in plain-sight all along – it turned out her name was Danielle Wyatt.

In the first T20 of the Women’s Ashes, she entered the fray with England on the ropes at 16-4, and hit her first international half-century – 50 off 36 balls – to drag England to a respectable 132. They still lost the match, and with it their hopes of regaining the Ashes thanks to a brilliant 86 off 56 balls from Beth Mooney, but it felt like the tide was turning nonetheless.

“It was a relief really,” she tells me, when we meet at Sussex’s Aldridge Academy training ground 4 months later. “I knew I always had the talent, but I got that 50 at a much needed time.”

So what changed?

“I’ve worked hard with [Assistant Coach] Ali Maiden and [Head Coach] Mark Robinson – they’ve got belief in me, which helps a lot – knowing that your coach backs you – but in my career I’d come in and been a pinch hitter and got myself out, so it was just about being a little bit smarter.”

But for Wyatt, she still hadn’t quite got the role she really wanted, which was to open.

“I had a coffee with Mark Robinson before the Ashes in Brisbane, and he said ‘Where do you want to bat? and I said ‘I’d love to open the batting in T20’ – that is where every batsman wants to bat – you’ve got two fielders out – what more could you want?” 

After her display in the opening match, for the second T20 Wyatt was promoted to open the batting, making 19 off 16 balls as England pulled off a big win at the Manuka Oval in Canberra.

But it was in the third and final T20 that things really came together at last for Wyatt. After Beth Mooney had hit 117 for Australia to post 178, Wyatt responded with a hundred of her own – 100 off 57 balls, at an incredible Strike Rate of 175 – to win the match, and the T20 series, for England.

“It still hasn’t sunk in that I’m the first [English] woman to hit a T20 international hundred – it is pretty special to do it in the Ashes against Australia – that record chase was just unreal, and hopefully it is just the start of something special.”

England fans will certainly be hoping so, with a huge year of T20 cricket coming up.

“We’ve got a busy schedule – we saw it on the board the other day – there’s not much time for rest in the next 12 months! In March we fly out to India [to play India and Australia] and then we’ve got South Africa and New Zealand coming over in the summer. Hopefully we can win those series and I’ll personally do well, and then we want to be in good form leading into the World T20 in November in the Caribbean – if we can win that as well as the World Cup, that would be the icing on the cake.”

England certainly aren’t taking anything for granted though.

“The World T20 will be a very close tournament,” Wyatt reckons. “Every team is improving – India are playing some really good cricket… the West Indies are still a really good T20 team… South Africa have come in… the Aussies with Meg Lanning back… and then obviously us!”

With such a busy schedule ahead, it was important for Wyatt to take some time out, passing on WBBL and heading instead to Vietnam for a family holiday over the Christmas period, which gave her the chance to reflect.

“I had a lot of time to think – about the last 12 months and how incredible it all was,” she says.

And now…?

“I’m just dying to get out there and play for England again!”


OPINION: Mixed Cricket – It’s Really Not Worth A Try

The Sydney Morning Herald has published an editorial today which suggests that the next step for women’s sport in Australia is to go fully mixed. Non-contact sports like cricket, the piece argues, should lead the way here. It might not work, but if it did, it could “break down the entrenched attitudes”, not just in sport but in other fields too. “It’s worth a try,” the author concludes.

Actually, no, it isn’t. Mixed cricket would be a disaster for the women’s game.

Of course there are a few women who could be successful playing in a mixed international side (Sarah Taylor is the obvious candidate who springs to mind). But, overall, there’d inevitably be less women playing international cricket. Think about it logically. Even if rules dictated that there had to be a mixed gender split in the Australian cricket team – say 6 men and 5 women, or vice versa – that would still mean that only about 50% of the women currently representing their country would get to keep doing so. How is that a good thing?

Secondly it would negatively affect the grassroots of the game, and narrow the available talent pool – at a time when many women’s sides are already struggling for survival. Why is it that so many clubs – including those in Australia which offer the Milo programme for 7-12 year olds – are beginning to run girls-only training sessions? Because they’ve realised that not all girls want to play mixed cricket. Girls develop at different rates, are often less confident, and have sometimes (sadly) had less grounding in the game from an early age. They feel happier playing surrounded by other girls. If we impose mixed cricket on them, then many of these girls will be lost to the game for good.

And lastly, and most importantly, to suggest that for women’s cricket to be taken seriously it needs to merge with the men’s game is actually frankly rather insulting. Our sport is worthy of respect in its own right. It isn’t inferior, it is different, and we don’t want it to be subsumed into male-dominated structures. We want players like Sarah Taylor to be granted media attention and prestige for their world-class performances within the women’s game, not for there to be endless speculation about how well they might perform in the men’s game. One of the great things about the World Cup last summer was that this really did seem to be happening: women’s cricket really did seem to be becoming respected on its own terms. To suggest that the next logical move is to make cricket gender-mixed totally undermines that.

Mixed cricket isn’t something to “try out”, something to be taken lightly and that we can abandon without a second thought if it doesn’t work out. Of course it would shake things up. But would it really be a progressive move? I don’t think so.


OPINION: Alex Blackwell – The Bridesmaid Who Wanted To Be A Bride

Alex Blackwell, who has announced her retirement from international cricket after a 15-year career representing Australia, will go down in history not just as a cricketer who scored over 5,000 international runs, but as a courageous political campaigner who used her status as one of the premier batsmen of her era to help change the world.

Blackwell and her twin sister Kate, who also went on to play for Australia, were born in rural New South Wales in 1983 and were educated at Barker College – a posh independent school near Sydney with impeccable cricketing credentials, whose other alumni include Lisa Sthalekar and Alyssa Healy.

After debuting for Australia in 2003, Blackwell was part of the team that won the 2005 World Cup in South Africa, making 4 Not Out in the final against India; but she failed to really establish herself at international level and found herself in and out of the team.

At domestic level, however, Blackwell blossomed as New South Wales continued to dominate the WNCL. As New South Wales won 10 straight titles from 2005/06, Blackwell averaged over 50 for five consecutive seasons from 2008/09, and she was appointed state captain in 2010 – a role she will finally relinquish next Saturday as she plays her last WNCL Final against the Western Fury.

After re-establishing herself in the national side, Blackwell acted as stand-in captain for the injured Jodi Fields on a number of occasions in 2010-11, most significantly during the 2010 WWT20, lifting the trophy as Australia beat New Zealand in a low-scoring final at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.

But despite this success, the “bridesmaid” was passed over in favour of Meg Lanning when Fields stood-down in 2014, and though Blackwell was given the consolation prize of the official vice-captaincy, she was again overlooked when Lanning was injured during the 2017 World Cup and subsequent Women’s Ashes.

Why? We will probably never know the truth, and there is little doubt that all involved would deny it now, but it is difficult to wonder if it was not perhaps related to Blackwell’s outspoken refusal to pretend she was something she wasn’t, at a time when gay players were still being advised to keep their sexuality private.

Blackwell was the first “top” female player to come out in 2013, and married her long-time partner, Lynsey Askew – herself a former international, who won a handful of caps for England in the late 00s – in England in 2015. At the time of the wedding, Blackwell made a number of media appearances criticising the fact that the marriage would not be legally recognised in Australia, and she subsequently became a figurehead for the campaign to legalise gay marriage in Australia which was finally won at the end of 2017.

And as she heads towards her retirement, this is perhaps the most important of the many trophies she will take with her – countless WNCL titles, the inaugural WBBL and World Cups and Women’s Ashes galore attest to a glittering career as a cricketer; but as an activist for gay rights, she ultimately deserves to be remembered for something more – a glittering career as a human being.


NEWS: Post-KSL 8 Team T20 Competition Takes Shape

The ECB’s announcement yesterday of the venues for the men’s “City T20” league effectively confirms the hosts for this competition, and by implication the shape of the aligned women’s tournament which is expected to replace the Kia Super League from 2020.

The 8 venues are:

  • Hampshire
  • Warwickshire/ Birmingham
  • Yorkshire
  • Surrey
  • Middlesex
  • Lancashire
  • Glamorgan
  • Nottinghamshire

Although no official announcement has been made by the ECB regarding the future of the KSL, a recent job advertisement posted on the ECB’s web site indicated that the board were “exploring launching a women’s competition running in parallel with the same format and the same team brands [as the men]” and the fact that Kia’s sponsorship of the Super League was recently renewed only until 2019 strongly suggests that the word “exploring” might be better understood in this case as “we are going to do this, whether you like it or not”!

Assuming that an aligned women’s competition is in the works, the implications will vary very much on a team-by-team basis.

The Southern Vipers and Surrey Stars will both morph almost seamlessly into the new City T20 structure – validating the investments that Hampshire and Surrey have been putting in, presumably partly on the assumption that this was exactly what would eventually happen.

Things are a little different at the two “Roses” teams, because Yorkshire and Lancashire Cricket Clubs have both been a bit more hands-off, leaving responsibility for KSL effectively sitting with the folks who run the local Boards. Traditionally, women’s county cricket has been run in the first-class counties by the amateur “Boards” responsible for recreational cricket, not the professional (men’s) “Clubs”. But nevertheless for the non-marquee players things should pretty much carry on as normal.

Where things will most definitely not “carry on as normal” is at the Western Storm. Although the Storm have built up a substantial fan-base of “Storm Troopers” who coloured Finals Day green last September, they have no obvious successor team and their players will all have to wonder where, or even if, they will be playing from 2020 – Wales might not be far from Somerset “as the x-wing flies” but it is a heck of a drive in a landspeeder!!

Things are maybe a little less dark at the Loughborough Lightning however, because of their proximity to Nottinghamshire. With the facilities available at Loughborough, it is possible that the Lightning will effectively just become the “Not-Nottinghamshire* Outlaws” and could even continue playing at Loughborough; whilst some of the fringe players at the Lightning might be excited to take advantage of the opportunities which will also open up at the Midlands’ other franchise – Warwickshire.

* The ECB have indicated that the City T20 teams will not have geographical names.


NEWS: Priest In Exile & Bermingham ‘Taking A Break’ As New Zealand Announce West Indies Squads

The White Ferns squads have been announced for their up-coming ODI and T20 series versus the West Indies, with coach Haidee Tiffen keeping a firm eye on the future as New Zealand look towards a home World Cup in 2021.

The ODI squad includes two potential debutantes: left-arm seamer Kate Heffernan and batsman Lauren Down, with Tiffen saying:

“We see an immense amount of potential in Kate, particularly as we look ahead a bit further to a World Cup in New Zealand in 2021… and we also think [Lauren’s] one for the future – she’s explosive with the bat and is a terrific fielder across the park.”

After a successful Women’s Big Bash with the Melbourne Renegades where she placed 12th in our bowling rankings with 15 wickets at a shade over 6, Hayley Jensen earns a recall to the T20 squad; but despite Tiffen saying that the squads were “picked on form” there is still no room for keeper-batsman Rachel Priest, despite her scoring over 250 runs at a Strike Rate of 119 in WBBL.

Meanwhile spinner Erin Bermingham has decided to take an indefinite break from international cricket and was not available for either squad.

ODI Squad

  • Suzie Bates (c) (Otago Sparks)
  • Sophie Devine (Wellington Blaze)
  • Lauren Down (Auckland Hearts)
  • Kate Ebrahim (Canterbury Magicians)
  • Maddy Green (Auckland Hearts)
  • Holly Huddleston (Auckland Hearts)
  • Leigh Kasperek (Otago Sparks)
  • Amelia Kerr (Wellington Blaze)
  • Katey Martin (Otago Sparks)
  • Anna Peterson (Auckland Hearts)
  • Hannah Rowe (Central Hinds)
  • Amy Satterthwaite (VC) (Canterbury Magicians)
  • Lea Tahuhu (Canterbury Magicians)

T20 Squad

  • Suzie Bates (c) (Otago Sparks)
  • Sophie Devine (Wellington Blaze)
  • Natalie Dodd (Northern Spirit)
  • Maddy Green (Auckland Hearts)
  • Kate Heffernan (Otago Sparks)
  • Hayley Jensen (Melbourne Renegades)
  • Leigh Kasperek (Otago Sparks)
  • Amelia Kerr (Wellington Blaze)
  • Katey Martin (Otago Sparks)
  • Anna Peterson (Auckland Hearts)
  • Hannah Rowe (Central Hinds)
  • Amy Satterthwaite (VC) (Canterbury Magicians)
  • Lea Tahuhu (Canterbury Magicians)