After a journey spanning over a decade, Thamsyn Newton, top-order batter of the Spotlight Reporting Wellington Blaze, bids farewell to the team. Thamsyn's departure marks the end of an era for the Blaze, as she embarks on a new chapter in her cricketing career.
Thamsyn Newton's association with the Wellington Blaze began in the 2011/12 season, where she showcased her exceptional batting talent and natural athleticism. Over the years, she has become an integral part of the team, amassing more than 100 matches for the Blaze. She spent four years in Canterbury in the middle of her Blaze tenure, playing in Te Waipounamu (South Island) from 2014-18. Her consistent performance and invaluable contributions at the crease established her as one of the team's most productive batters over that span.
Cricket Wellington and the Blaze are filled with gratitude for Thamsyn's years of commitment and passion for the game. She leaves behind a legacy that will undoubtedly inspire the aspiring cricketers within the Wellington cricketing community.
Reflecting on Thamsyn's journey, Lance Dry, Head Coach of the Blaze, stated, "Tammy's skills and experience have been key factors in the consistent success of the Blaze during her time in Wellington. Her performances on the field and her humour off the field will truly be missed by all those involved with the Blaze. While we bid farewell to one of our centurion players (100+ appearances for Wellington), we also look forward to witnessing Tammy excel in a new phase of her career, it would be fantastic to see her perform with excellence for the Hinds and ultimately represent the White Ferns again."
Thamsyn's move to Central Districts aligns with her recent relocation to Hawkes Bay earlier this year. This move places her in a position to contribute her talents to the Central Hinds for the upcoming summer season.
As she prepares to step onto a fresh stage, the Spotlight Reporting Wellington Blaze and Cricket Wellington wish Thamsyn Newton all the best for her future endeavors. Her determination, sportsmanship, and unwavering spirit will undoubtedly continue to shine bright in the world of cricket.