Northern Brave’s Alisha Rout has confirmed her retirement from Domestic cricket after nine years in the Northern Districts framework.
Born in Morrinsville, allrounder Rout has played 42 List A Hallyburton Johnstone Shield matches and 29 Dream11 Super Smash T20s across her career and acknowledged that, at just 26, making the call to retire now wasn’t taken lightly.
“This wasn’t an easy decision to make,” she said.
“I’m really going to miss being a part of Northern Districts. My teammates have been amazing and I would really like to thank everyone for everything they have done for me over the last nine years.
“I loved being a part of the Northern Districts family.”
Rout departs with a high score of 57 and best of 3-72 in the one-day format, and 12 wickets at a lean clip with a best of 3-15 in the T20 format against the Otago Sparks in 2018/19.
Head Coach of Northern Districts’ Women’s Programme Joanne Broadbent noted that Rout had made some great contributions to the team over a long period of time.
“It’s been awesome to work with her. We saw huge improvements with her game, and she brought great energy and enthusiasm into our environment.
“We wish her well in retirement,” said Broadbent.