National Women's Team Selected For Samoa Challenge Series
Cricket Fiji has announced the first ever National Women’s Cricket team that will play a three match series in Samoa next month.
Selected at the end of the National Women’s Championship, the 13 member team will challenge Samoa for the final place at the East Asia Pacific Women’s Cricket Trophy in Japan.
“The National Championship has given the selectors a great opportunity to have a look at all the players from around the country to ensure that everyone was considered for selection,” said Cricket Fiji General Manager Martin Shaw.
“We are confident that this team will perform well in their first international commitment and we are excited to be giving female players the opportunity to play at international level.”
The team also includes three players who have been playing at a high level in Australia and New Zealand.
Alicia Dean is currently playing for South Australia in Australia’s National Women’s Cricket League, while Losi Harford has played first class cricket in New Zealand. They will be joined by Semaema Raramasi, who has represented Canterbury at junior representative level.
The full squad is:
Losi Harford (Captain, Auckland), Alicia Dean (Vice Captain, South Australia), Ruci Kaiwai (Vice Captain, Suva), Seaema Raramasi (Canterbury), Sera Kaukiono (Suva), Luanne Rika Suva), Vivola Kuvivoka (Lomary), Marica Vua (Lomary), Mafi Sera (Moce), Mareta Vuadrea (Nadi), Iva Volavola (Suva), Silipa Tikosaya (Moce), Mereia Tilau (Moce)
Non Travelling Reserves – Miriana Talatoka (Moce), Pamela Komai (Suva), Makalesi Mada (Nadi).
The squad will train at Albert Park on Tuesday (2:00pm), Thursday (4:00pm) and Saturday (10:00am).
The three match series with Samoa will be played in Apia on February 2nd, 3rd and 4th.