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Cricket: Women's Emerging Talent Players named

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Six of the country’s best up and coming women’s cricket players will take part in a development training camp next month, coinciding with the White Ferns camp as they prepare to take on England.

The six players, who range between 14 and 22 year’s old, will spend time training at Bay Oval in Tauranga from February 1-6. The camp will see them receive specialist coaching, conditioning work and the opportunity to play for a Northern Districts invitational side to take on the English Women on February 7.

Emerging Talent Squad

Amelia Kerr - Wellington (leg spinner) 14-years-old

Thamsyn Newton - Canterbury (pace bowler) 19

Natasha Van Tilburg - Auckland (wicketkeeper) 17

Georgia Clarke - Otago (pace bowler) 19

Leigh Kasperek - Otago (off spinner) 22

Deanna Doughty - Wellington (leg spinner) 21

White Ferns High Performance Manager Helen Mahon-Stroud said that the initiative was a good step to help develop future White Ferns.

"These camps are an important investment into the future of the women’s game, with some of these players likely to represent at higher levels in the not too distant future," said Mahon-Stroud.

"The players selected will benefit hugely from the coaching they’ll receive over these six days and also have the chance to get a feel for the environment of a White Ferns camp at the same time."

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