Northern Spirit Team Named for First Round of Women’s Domestic Competition

Published on 03 Oct 2016

The Northern Spirit selectors have named their squad for their opening round of Women's Competition matches to be played against the Wellington Blaze at Karori Park, Wellington on 27, 28 and 29 November 2015.

The three contests will be former White Fern Emily Drumm's first competition matches since taking over the role of head coach this year.  The Spirit side will be captained by 21 year old Brooke Halliday, and will also include international experience in the form of current Australian representative Holly Ferling.  The 19 year old right arm fast-medium bowler from Queensland made her debut for the Australian Southern Stars as a 17 year old in 2013, and Drumm is expecting Ferling to add some real impact to the bowling performance of the team. 

Says Drumm "Holly brings such an excitement to our side. We are rebuilding the team and to have someone of her calibre is very special.  I am looking forward to having her in the side as her experience, even with her young age will be so valuable.  We are looking forward to welcoming Holly to the Spirit." 

Northern Spirit to play Wellington Blaze:

  • Brooke Halliday (C), Counties Manukau

  • Mel Knight (VC), Poverty Bay

  • Kate Anderson, Bay of Plenty

  • Sarah Carnachan, Hamilton

  • Natalie Dodd, Hamilton

  • Natalie Edwards, Hamilton

  • Holly Ferling, International

  • Katie Gurrey, Counties Manukau

  • Felicity Leydon Davis, Hamilton

  • Emma Parker, Waikato Valley

  • Alisha Rout, Waikato Valley

  • Kerry Tomlinson, Poverty Bay

The Northern Spirit will play the Wellington Blaze at Karori Park in Wellington over 3 days. 

T20, Friday 27 November, 4.00pm

One-day match, Saturday 28 November, 10.30am

One-day match, Sunday 29 November, 10.00am