Wellington Blaze all-rounders, Sophie Devine and Amelia Kerr, who have each made plenty of headlines in recent months, have been offered WHITE FERNS’ contracts for the 2018-19 season.
Joining the Wellington pair are four newly contracted players including exciting-young Central Hinds all-rounder Jess Watkin and Northern Spirit wicket-keeper Bernadine Bezuidenhout, who have been offered national contracts for the first time.
Watkin and Bezuidenhout both debuted on the recent tour of Ireland and England, where the former was able to cement her place in the WHITE FERNS One Day and T20 side with some impressive performances with bat and ball.
“It really is a dream come true to be offered my first full-time professional contract,” Watkin said.
“Getting a taste of international cricket in Ireland and England left me wanting more and it’s awesome that I’ll now be able to train and play all year round.”
The other two players added to the list from last year are Canterbury Magicians all-rounders Hayley Jensen and Kate Ebrahim, who both made successful come backs to the WHITE FERNS this year.
Those offered contracts have until Monday, August 6, to accept.
The 15 players offered WHITE FERNS contracts for the 2018-19 season are:
Sophie Devine (Wellington Blaze)
Amelia Kerr (Wellington Blaze)
Suzie Bates (Otago Sparks)
Bernadine Bezuidenhout (Northern Spirit)
Kate Ebrahim (Canterbury Magicians)
Maddy Green (Auckland Hearts)
Holly Huddleston (Auckland Hearts)
Hayley Jensen (Canterbury Magicians)
Leigh Kasperek (Otago Sparks)
Katey Martin (Otago Sparks)
Katie Perkins (Auckland Hearts)
Hannah Rowe (Central Hinds)
Amy Satterthwaite (Canterbury Magicians)
Lea Tahuhu (Canterbury Magicians)
Jess Watkin (Central Hinds)