Martin returns for Sparks

06 Dec 2019

WHITE FERNS wicketkeeper batter Katey Martin will return to the Otago Sparks line-up for this weekend’s Hallyburton Johnstone Shield matches against the Auckland Hearts at Melville Park.


Martin has been unavailable for the opening four rounds of the competition due to commitments with the Melbourne Stars in the Women’s Big Bash.


The addition of Martin is one of two changes to the squad that played Northern Spirit last weekend.


Bella James also returns to captain the side - Georgia Clarke and Sophie Oldershaw drop out.


Suzie Bates is still unavailable as her Adelaide Strikers prepare for this weekend’s Women’s Big Bash finals.



Otago Sparks squad | Hallyburton Johnstone Shield | Round Five & Six

Bella James (Kaikorai) (C)

Emma Black (Carisbrook Dunedin)

Caitlin Blakely (Kaikorai)

Ella Brown (University Grange, Albion Gore) 

Eden Carson (Carisbrook Dunedin)  

Millie Cowan (Albion – Gore)

Olivia Gain (Kaikorai)      

Sophie Gray (St Albans - Christchurch)      

Bhagya Herath (University Grange)

Hayley Jensen   

Marina Lamplough (University Grange)  

Katey Martin (Old Boys Collegians - Christchurch)



Hallyburton Johnstone Shield Round Five & Six

Auckland Hearts v Otago Sparks 

Saturday 7 December, 10.30am and 

Sunday 8 December, 10.30am

Melville Park, Auckland