New Zealand Under-22 Girls Side Announced for 2019 Trans-Tasman International Series

Ahmad Khawaja

Image Courtesy: Powershots Photography

The New Zealand Under-22 Girls side to play Australia in the five-match Trans-Tasman International series this September was announced at the Senior Provincial Championships presentation dinner in Palmerston North this past weekend. The tournament serves as a precursor for the selection of New Zealand teams.

The team announced was as follows:

NameProvince
Fran Jonas (Debut)Auckland
Marama Downes (Debut)Northern Districts
Kate Fenton (Debut)Wellington
Lucy KingNorthern Districts
Gemma Adams (Debut)Auckland
Amie Hucker (Debut)Auckland
Breezy Illing (Debut)Auckland
Madison Curran Northern Districts
Emma Fulbrook (Debut)Auckland
Saffron Wilson Canterbury
Hannah Kells (Debut)Wellington
  
Coach: Robin JamesCanterbury
Coach: Jess RamageAuckland
Manager: Audrey FentonWellington

The Under-22 Girls team last played Australia in a bilateral series at Port Macquarie, New South Wales in 2016. They last featured in any form at the 2017 World Cup in the UAE.

Three players return from that World Cup side including Lucy King, Madison Curran and Saffron Wilson.

There will be eight debutants in the line-up but a number of those players featured for New Zealand Under-17 Girls’ sides at the Junior World Series last year including Marama Downes, Kate Fenton, Gemma Adams, Amie Hucker and Breezy Illing whilst all players  turned out in the Premier Women’s grade at the recently concluded Senior Provincial Championships. 

The team will assemble in camp on 8 September for the series which takes place from 12-14 September at the Palmerston North Indoor Sports Arena in Palmerston North.

Enquiries:

media@indoorcricketnz.org.nz

 

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