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June 23, 2023 10:12 AM

Published by Cricket Wellington

Sophie Devine, Melie Kerr, Jess Kerr, and Georgia Plimmer, have been awarded White Ferns contracts for the upcoming season. The Wellington Blaze takes immense pride in seeing their players recognized for their exceptional performances and skills at the highest level of women's cricket in New Zealand.

Sophie Devine's inclusion in the White Ferns squad is a testament to her outstanding all-round abilities and exceptional leadership qualities. Devine, widely regarded as one of the best all-rounders in women's cricket, has consistently impressed with all aspects of her game. Her experience and expertise will see Devine captain the White Ferns' campaign in the upcoming season.

Melie Kerr recently received the NZCPA Player's Award Cap for the second time, awarded for excellence as voted by her peers. Her immense talent and remarkable achievements at the highest level of cricket has seen Kerr enter rare company in winning the cap twice, alongside Amy Satterthwaite and teammate Sophie Devine. Melie's performances for both the Blaze and the White Ferns will make her a key contributor for both teams for years to come.

Jess Kerr's selection in the White Ferns squad highlights her consistent performances and growth as a cricketer. Kerr's exceptional pace bowling and ability to generate movement have troubled many batters in domestic and international cricket. Her unwavering commitment and relentless work ethic make her a formidable presence on the field, and her inclusion further strengthens the White Ferns' bowling unit.

Georgia Plimmer's selection in the White Ferns squad is a reflection of her immense potential and impressive performances over the last few years. Plimmer is one of New Zealand's rising stars with the bat, showing patience and poise to play the game at different paces, depending on the format and situation of the game.

Congratulations to our players awarded central contracts for the 2023/24 season. Cricket Wellington and the Wellington Blaze will soon begin announcing contracts for domestic teams.

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