Blaze Making Headlines in WHITE FERNS’ World Cup Bid

With the 2017 Women’s World Cup proving to be the most hotly contested in history, we’re proud to have three of our Blaze players in the WHITE FERNS. The world’s media are also taking notice, with Amelia, Sophie, Rachel all getting their share of attention as New Zealand look to claim their second World Cup.

To keep you up-to-date with what the world is saying about our own stars we’ve collated some of the best stories from around the internet.


From Tawa to Taunton; Melie Kerr taking on the cricketing world at 16

Playing at a Women’s World Cup at just 16, Amelia (Melie) Kerr is one of the most exciting young talents in world cricket. Before she departed for the tournament in England, she talked to Sean Nugent about her journey to the top.  

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Rachel Priest: Milestones don’t matter as long as we win

New Zealand Women wicketkeeper-batter throws light on tango with Bates, on her aggressive approach, and the team’s attacking brand of cricket.

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Schutt Wary of Devine Touch

New Zealand were minus one key ingredient when they lost their Rose Bowl one-day international series to Australia earlier this year: Sophie Devine.

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Focus: Amelia Kerr was the pick of the bowlers

The New Zealand Herald’s Laura McGoldrick caught up with Amelia Kerr after she starred with the ball in the WHITE FERNS’ loss to Australia. Hear Amelia talk about throwing down a few full tosses and the positives the team takes from fighting back against the best in the world.

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Bates and Devine – Starring for New Zealand in Two Sports

To represent your country in one sport is seen as an incredible achievement but to do it in two different sports is almost unheard of, unless you’re from New Zealand, that is.

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Teenaged Kerr makes immediate impact

For a 16-year-old who’s missing school to be at the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr is causing quite a noise.

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