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New Zealand’s six Major Associations have finalised their women’s Domestic contracts for 2022/23 – which will be the first season with 12 contracted women per side, in addition to NZC-contracted WHITE FERNS from each team.
This contracted core is up from nine per team, following the 2022 Master Agreement signed by NZC, the New Zealand Cricket Players Association and the six Major Associations earlier this year.
The two-step process was completed in late September and sees a number of women contracted for the first time in cricket.
Auckland Hearts: Bella Armstrong, Anna Browning, Sarah Carnachan, Prue Catton, Amie Hucker, Holly Huddleston, Breearne Illing, Amberley Parr, Josie Penfold, Katie Perkins, Saachi Shahri, Makayla Templeton (transfer from Northern Districts)
Northern Districts: Carol Agafili, Emma Baker, Sam Barriball, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Lucy Boucher, Marama Downes, Caitlin Gurrey, Lauren Heaps, Kayley Knight, Shriya Naidu, Eimear Richardson, Holly Topp
Central Hinds: Georgia Atkinson, Ocean Bartlett, Emily Cunningham, Natalie Dodd, Claudia Green, Mikaela Greig, Melissa Hansen, Ashtuti Kumar, Cate Pedersen, Monique Rees, Kerry Tomlinson, Jess Watkin
Wellington Blaze (defending Dream11 Super Smash champion): Nicole Baird, Olivia Boivin, Rebecca Burns, Kate Chandler, Natasha Codyre, Dee Doughty, Antonia Hamilton, Xara Jetly, Leigh Kasperek, Caitlin King, Thamsyn Newton, Maneka Singh
Canterbury Magicians: Kate Anderson (transfer from Northern Districts), Sarah Asmussen, Melissa Banks, Natalie Cox, Abigale Gerken, Laura Hughes, Frankie Mackay, Kirsty Nation, Jacinta Savage, Isobel Sharp, Gabby Sullivan, Lea Tahuhu
Otago Sparks (defending Hallyburton Johnstone Shield champion): Gemma Adams, Emma Black, Caitlin Blakely, Kate Ebrahim, Olivia Gain, Polly Inglis, Bella James, Felicity Leydon-Davis, Molly Loe, Paige Loggenberg, Sophie Oldershaw, Saffron Wilson
View NZC’s original list of contracted WHITE FERNS for the season here