Four local players have returned home after a stint with the Premier New Zealand Women’s Cricket team.
Serafina Andrew, Ngaire Anitoni, Lagi Telea, Taofi Lafai
Stayed in New Zealand for six months where they trained with the Premiere Women’s Team and helped coach local schools.
In a statement issued by the International Cricket Association details their individual performances during their stay in New Zealand:
• Serafina had an excellent first season in Auckland. She was the sixth highest run-scorer overall with a total of 372 runs across 16 innings at an average of 28.62. She scored two half centuries with a highest score of 74 not out against Eden Roskill.
• Lagi had another great season with us, finishing up as the second highest wicket-taker overall with 29 wickets across her 18 matches and an economy rate of 3.19. She also took a five-for against Howick Pakuranga taking 5/20.
• Taofi also had a great season taking 14 wickets in her 17 matches with best bowling innings 3/7 and an economy rate of 4.09. She was also a demon in the field taking 4 great catches and 6 run outs (4 assisted and 2 unassisted).
• Ngaire also had a good first season in Auckland taking 8 wickets from her 13 matches with best figures of 4/48.
Having returned with plethora of knowledge these girls will help develop the local program until next year.