May 1, 2002

McGlashan and Fraser new caps in New Zealand women's team

Wicket-keeping all-rounder Sara McGlashan from Central Districts and all-rounder Fiona Fraser are the two new caps named in the TelstraClear White Ferns New Zealand women's team for their tour of the Netherlands, Ireland and England later this year.

McGlashan, who is a member of New Zealand's Cricket Academy this year, said: "It's great to be named in the side. I feel like my game has really come on this year, particularly since I've been at the academy and I'm hoping to play a positive role throughout the tour."

Other Academy members on the tour will be Louise Milliken and Nicola Browne.

Fraser was selected for last year's cancelled tour to India but was unavailable for the recent Rosebowl Series against Australia due to injury.

Experienced Central Districts all-rounder, Kate Pulford, has also been recalled to the side after last playing for the team in February 2000.

Canterbury all-rounder Haidee Tiffen is playing in Britain and will join the side in the Netherlands when they arrive on June 21.

The squad will have one more camp together from May 17-19 at the New Zealand Cricket High Performance Centre at Lincoln University before they depart from Auckland on June 21.

The team will play three One-Day Internationals in the Netherlands, three in Ireland and five in England where they will compete in a tri-series with England and India.

The squad is: Emily Drumm (captain, Auckland), Kathryn Ramel (vice-captain, Auckland), Nicola Browne (Northern Districts), Anna Corbin (Wellington), Fiona Fraser (Canterbury), Frances King (Wellington), Sara McGlashan (Central Districts), Aimee Mason (Central Districts), Louise Milliken (Northern Districts), Nicola Payne (Canterbury), Kate Pulford (Central Districts), Rachel Pullar (Otago), Rebecca Rolls (Auckland), Haidee Tiffen (Canterbury).