Katie Gurrey of the Northern Spirit during the Womens T20 cricket match, Otago V Northern Districts, Lincoln, New Zealand. 27th December 2015. Copyright Photo: John Davidson / www.photosport.nz
The Hill’s CC are proud to announce that we have recently signed Katie Gurrey from Wellington, New Zealand, to play for the 2017/ 2018 season. Katie is a Right Hand Bat and a Right Arm Medium Bowler who plays for Northern Districts (Women) Spirit and Auckland University CC Women Premiers (2011- 2017).
As a player Katie is a powerful opening batter this has seen her selected in various representative sides and also winning many awards. The two biggest highlights included being named the MVP of the National Women’s U21 Tournament and making her debut for National Women’s Provincial side ‘Northern Districts Spirit’ at age 19. For the 2016/ 2017 season, Katie had the most runs in the Auckland Women’s Competition (641 runs, S/R 122.73, 7 innings). For the summer of 2016, Katie played and coached in Hayes (Kent) Cricket Club where she scored 871 runs in her 25 innings. In her time here, Katie will also play in the Super 3’s tournaments, along with her Hill’s Team mates Ciara Metcalfe, Aisling Byrne, Katie Boylan, Laura Boylan and Tasha Morton.
With the signing of Ciara Metcalfe in 2016 and the addition of Katie to the squad for 2017, both the Ladies senior and underage teams in The Hill’s are going from strength to strength. Keen to build on her first season with The Hill’s, Ciara has been working hard over the winter months to sign a player who will fit into the overall plan for Ladies cricket in the Hill’s and who will help us to build on the great strides already made. With the introduction of a new structure to Division 1, where the Ladies will play half of their matches as T20 and the other half as 50 overs, the vast experience of both Katie and Ciara in both formats (but especially the 50 overs!) will prove invaluable.
This year, we hope to field 3 teams, so if anyone is interested in helping out with any aspect of Ladies/ underage cricket, please feel free to contact Carrie on 085 1006789 and we will find you a job in no time! 1st game of the season will be Division 1 home to Pembroke in the 50 over on Sunday 30th April and all support is welcomed! #THCC