Auckland Hearts

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The Auckland Hearts are a New Zealand women's cricket team, that plays in the national women's one-day and Twenty20 competitions.

The first recorded match by an Auckland women's team was in 1935, against the touring England women's cricket team, and despite the Auckland top four all being dismissed for ducks in the first-innings, the game finished a draw.[1] Further matches came against England in 1949, 1957 and 1969. In 1971–72, Auckland were one of five women's teams to compete in the inaugural Hallyburton-Johnstone Shield Tournament. Despite completing the season without an outright win, Auckland claimed two first-innings wins in drawn matches and finished third in the competition.[2]

A new national competition, sponsored by State Insurance, began in the 1998-99 season. Auckland managed to break the 'stranglehold' that Canterbury had held on the women's game in the late 1990s,[3] claiming four straight titles from 1999–2000 to 2002–03, beating Canterbury in the final on each occasion. They also won in 2011-12, 2014–15 and 2015-16.

Squad[edit]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style
Bella Armstrong (1999-11-16) 16 November 1999 (age 17) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Samantha Curtis (1985-10-28) 28 October 1985 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Lauren Down (1995-05-07) 7 May 1995 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Maddy Green (1992-10-20) 20 October 1992 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Georgia Guy (1993-11-26) 26 November 1993 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Holly Huddleston (1987-10-11) 11 October 1987 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Arlene Kelly (1994-01-08) 8 January 1994 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Victoria Lind (1985-05-15) 15 May 1985 (age 31) Right-handed Wicket-keeper
Lucille Matthews (1990-07-10) 10 July 1990 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Sara McGlashan (1982-03-28) 28 March 1982 (age 35) Right-handed -
Roz McNeill (1990-08-13) 13 August 1990 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Katie Perkins (1988-07-07) 7 July 1988 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Anna Peterson (1990-09-12) 12 September 1990 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm Off break

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Auckland Women v England Women". CricketArchive. 1935-01-29. Retrieved 2010-02-23. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "Hallyburton-Johnstone Shield Tournament 1971/72 Table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-02-23. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "125 Years Strong". Auckland Cricket. Archived from the original on 14 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 

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