Spirit cap­tain in pos­i­tive mood

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport -

For­mer Mata­mata Col­lege stu­dent Ni­cola Browne has been named cap­tain of the North­ern Spirit team for the 2014-15 sea­son.

Browne is New Zealand and North­ern Districts’ most capped fe­male crick­eter and was an ob­vi­ous choice for new coach Mark Coles.

‘‘ I am look­ing for­ward to work­ing with Ni­cola. Her knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence is sec­ond to none and she has great re­spect from the group and more im­por­tantly the younger play­ers who are com­ing through,’’ Coles said.

Browne was thrilled to be named cap­tain and was ex­cited about the chal­lenge ahead and play­ing an ex­cit­ing brand of cricket.

‘‘We have some new sup­port per­son­nel this year . . . and we all feel en­er­gised and ex­cited about the sea­son ahead.’’

Chief ex­ec­u­tive Peter Roach said ev­ery­one was ex­cited about Browne tak­ing the reins this sea­son.

‘‘It is a new era for the Spirit and we are sure that she and new coach Mark Coles will com­bine well to bring out the very best in all of our play­ers.’’

Photo: MARK TAY­LOR

IN AC­TION: Ni­cola Browne in ac­tion for the North­ern Spirit. Browne has been named cap­tain of the team for the 2014-15 sea­son.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.