After 81 One-Day matches and 61 T20s for the Auckland HEARTS, Skipper Maddy Green is making a move south and will join the Wellington Blaze.
Green, 26, debuted for the HEARTS during the 2009/10 season, before leading the side to Hallyburton Johnstone Shield glory in 2017/18. The summer of 2017/18 was particularly special for Maddy, awarded the Ruth Martin Cup for Domestic Batting on the back of a consistent season.
Nick White, HEARTS Head Coach acknowledged Green’s impact extends far beyond the boundary.
“Maddy has given so much to the Hearts both on and off the field. She is not only a fine cricketer, but also an outstanding leader and person.
“She will naturally be missed but we hugely respect the decision that she has made and everyone at Auckland Cricket wishes her all the very best for her move to Wellington.”
At 19, Green received her first WHITE FERNS call-up and has since appeared in 27 ODIs and 40 T20Is, including a blistering 62-ball ODI hundred during last winter’s tour of Ireland.
“I’ve absolutely loved being part of the HEARTS. Ten years is a long time and I’d like to think I’ve contributed to creating a successful culture,” Green said, about her time with the HEARTS, which included five domestic titles.
“I want to thank all my teammates, coaches and support staff who have helped me develop as a cricketer and as a person in the last ten years.”
Auckland Cricket would like to thank Maddy for her passion and commitment, not only with the HEARTS but also the wider cricket community in Auckland. All the best, Maddy.