The WHITE FERNS have had an exceptional start to their Northern Tour, with multiple records being broken and especially the stunning World Record of the highest ODI score by any team of 490.
Amy Satterthwaite one of our own and a senior player in the WHITE FERNS gives us a bit of insight into how the camp is and what Ireland is like.
The Northern Tour has started off pretty well, how would you describe the team performances?
The team performances have been pretty phenomenal so far. It was really special to be part of the World Record performance! Everyone’s had good opportunity in the middle and look in great form which is positive looking ahead to the T20 tri series with South Africa and England.
How’s the feeling within the team?
The feeling in the team is really good. For all the players it’s our first time to Dublin so we’re enjoying seeing somewhere new. Everyone’s loving being out on grass after a few weeks training indoors. It’s always fun getting back together as a group and Jess and Bernadine have fitted in well to the group and both hit the ground running with their performances.
What are the conditions like in Ireland?
I think we’ve experienced the only week of sun that Ireland sees all year!!! The outfields have been very fast and the wickets a little low and slow but still plenty of runs on offer!
What’s Ireland like as a country? – done any sightseeing.
We’ve been pretty busy so haven’t managed to explore much but we did go the Guinness factory and got to experience some Irish dancing!! A few of the girls have explored central Dublin including Kilmainham Goal Museum, Trinity College, the cute cobblestone streets and the vibrant atmosphere. We are staying on a golf course so the White Ferns PGA tour has been in full swing but the course is wasted on our golfing abilities and it’s fair to say we’ve lost a large number of golf balls!!
What’s next for the tour?
We have one more game against the Irish and then we head to Taunton (England) where we have two warm up games against the England Academy in preparation for our Tri Series.