Wellington trio set for U19 matches in Lincoln

Kate Chandler will be looking to impress against the best in the country this weekend. Photo: Photosport NZ

Three of Wellington's most promising talents will take-on some of the best young players in the country at NZC’s High Performance Centre in Lincoln this weekend.

Tash Codyre, Kate Chandler and Antonia Hamilton have all been selected among 24 of New Zealand's best  to take part in three T20s as part of NZC's female development programme.
The players have been selected as the best and brightest from the Women’s U19 National Tournament and will be split into two teams - the Bates XII and Devine XII.
NZC High Performance Coach - Female Pathways, Sara McGlashan, will oversee the weekend and said the matches offer an opportunity for coaches to get a glimpse of the next best female talent in the country.
“These internal matches form part of our female pathways programme as we look to develop the next generation of female cricketers,” McGlashan said.
“It’s great to have some of our best players from around New Zealand in Lincoln to showcase their skills, especially given the challenges and impact Covid-19 has had at the community level of cricket.
“Women’s cricket continues to grow and the current ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup has no doubt inspired cricketers across the country.”

Codyre has been on the national scene for the last two years, making her New Zealand Under 19 debut against a New Zealand Police XI last year.

A mainstay in the Wellington Blaze Hallyburton Johnstone Shield side, Codyre also made her Dream11 Super Smash debut against the Canterbury Magicians at Hagley Oval last December and is touted as one of the most promising fast bowlers in the country.

Chandler has enjoyed a breakthrough couple of seasons with the Wellington Blaze.

The 15-year-old legspinner has shown maturity beyond her years when given opportunities for the WBlaze - none more so than when she took a maiden List-A 5-fa against the Canterbury Magicians at just 14-years of age.

Hamilton has impressed throughout this summer at both club and representative level.

The wicketkeeper opening bat was the sixth leading runscorer at the National Under 19 tournament with 183-runs and has dominated the Wellington club cricket scene helping her Hutt District side lift the Joy Lamason Trophy 50-over competition.

All six of New Zealand Cricket’s Major Associations will be represented, with a handful of players already having domestic or New Zealand XI experience. 


Devine XII

Aniela Apperley - Central Districts
Emily Brosnahan - Otago
Anna Browning - Auckland
Kate Chandler - Wellington
Nicola Clayton - Canterbury
Natasha Codyre - Wellington
Flora Devonshire - Central Districts
Izzy Gaze - Auckland
Bree Illing - Auckland
Ashtuti Kumar - Central Districts
Izzy Sharp - Canterbury
Makayla Templeton - Northern Districts


Bates XII

Carol Agafili - Northern Districts
Ocean Bartlett - Central Districts
Prue Catton - Auckland
Chloe Deerness - Otago
Marama Downes - Auckland
Antonia Hamilton - Wellington
Abigail Hotton - Canterbury
Emma Irwin - Auckland
Kayley Knight - Northern Districts
Paige Loggenberg - Otago
Emma McLeod - Central Districts
Angelique Peyroux - Otago

Article added: Friday 25 March 2022