26 Jun, Sunday

Prasad returns as HEARTS head to Hamilton

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Prasad returns as HEARTS head to Hamilton

Praneel HiraHearts

Hamilton calls as the Auckland HEARTS hit the road to take on the Northern Spirit for the final two rounds of the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield. 

With Lauren Down, Holly Huddleston, Katie Perkins and Anna Peterson in Australia at the ICC World T20, captain Regina Lilii is excited by the challenge of taking on the competition leaders at Seddon Park.

“It has been a few weeks between rounds so we are all very excited about the weekend ahead.”

“We know where we stand. We are prepared and we will be ready to embrace the challenge.”

Lilii is pleased Jesse Prasad, who returns from a finger injury, is back with the HEARTS after a couple of months out of the game.

“Jesse is itching to get out there and we know what value she adds both on and off the field.”

Head Coach Nick White also acknowledged the break in the HEARTS’ schedule.

“The girls have had a decent break. We are all looking forward to getting back into game mode.”

“We have prepared quite deliberately and smartly over the past couple of weeks and we now look forward to an opportunity to play at Seddon Park.

White said it’s exciting to see young players coming through. 

“As a group of staff, we are always excited about watching us play and this is another opportunity to see more of our young players.”

“The big thing for us, with a reasonably young side, is for the girls to express themselves and we are looking forward to the test.” 

MATCH DETAILS:
Auckland HEARTS vs. Northern Spirit
Saturday 22nd February (10.30 am)
Sunday 23rd February (10 am)
Seddon Park 

HEARTS Squad | Hallyburton Johnstone Shield vs. Northern Spirit
Regina Lilii (c)
Bella Armstrong 
Jane Barnett
Izzy Gaze
Amie Hucker
Fran Jonas
Arlene Kelly  
Tariel Lamb
Roz McNeill 
Molly Penfold
Jesse Prasad
Saachi Shahri 
Emily Thurman