Dodd moves to Hinds
After 11 years of excellent service for the Skycity Hamilton Northern Spirit, wicket keeper/batsman Natalie Dodd will play her domestic cricket for the Central Hinds in the 2018/19 season.
Dodd made her Northern Districts debut in 2007 against Canterbury and leaves the association having played an extraordinary 93 one day matches, and 62 T20 matches, scoring a total of 3969 runs across both formats.
Dodd, who won Northern Districts’ Women Cricketer of the Year award for the 2017/18 season, captained the side for the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield and T20 competition. Dodd is a regular inclusion for the national side, having her first call up to the White Ferns at 17, and most recently was included in the T20 series against the West Indies.
Transferring to the Central Hinds was a hard decision for Dodd.
“I have enjoyed my time with ND cricket and I thank the players and the staff for their support over the years. It was a tough decision to move to CD, but I feel it is the right move for me at this point of time in my career.”
Peter Zanzottera, director of high performance programmes for Northern Districts, is understanding of Dodd’s reasoning for transferring.
“Having worked with Natalie for a number of years, I am appreciative of the time and effort that she has put in as one of our leaders in the Spirit squad. She is a proven, talented player with focus on where she wants to go with her game. While we are sorry to see her go, we wish Natalie all the best in the next stages of her cricketing career.”