Cricket Wellington will be well represented at the upcoming Indoor Cricket World Cup which will be held in Lower Hutt from 18-25 October 2014.
Wellington Girls have enjoyed a fantastic season of indoor cricket with both improved playing numbers and standards achieved. Both the Senior and Under 20 Wellington teams finished second in each of their respective Provincial competitions in July, with the senior team reaching the final for the first time in twelve years. Wellington really showed they are the team of the future when they picked four Under 20 players to play in the Women’s grade instead of the 20’s grade. They all performed superbly. For the 20’s to just miss out on the title when their top four players were unavailable was a great performance.
Regional highlights from the tournament were in the players named to represent New Zealand at the upcoming Indoor World Cup. Wellington Blaze and Hutt Districts member Gemma Krebs was the only Wellington player to be named in the NZ Senior Squad while Amelia Kerr, Emma Fulbrook, Jess Kerr, Makaylah Mason Jones and Umaya Ranaweera were all selected in the Under 20s squad. The New Zealand Womens side includes White Ferns Amy Sattherwaite, Victoria Lind, Holly Huddleston and Leah Tahuhu. The rest of the squad are all Domestic players including former Blaze player Michelle Bunkall.
Further to these World Cup Squads, a NZ wider training squad was selected for the 2015 Under 18 World Cup and Wellington were again very dominant with nine representatives from the region being named; Amelia Kerr, Asha Strom, Bhagya Herath, Floss Marshall, Jade Humphries, Kate Fenton, Mayaylah Mason-Jones, Olivia Boivin and Roshani Thuraisingham.
The Indoor Cricket World Cup will take place in Indoor Sports Stadium, Hutt Indoor Sports, Lower Hutt, Wellington with further details available HERE .
Cricket Wellington’s Director of Cricket Robbie Kerr, who represented New Zealand at Indoor Cricket for many years was excited at the strength and depth that the region has developed in recent years and attributes the success to the athletes hard work and dedication to the game.