Balbriggan is delighted to confirm the signing of New Zealand Women’s prospect, Claudia Green, for their 2024 Leinster League campaign.
Green is an established Women’s Professional cricket playing for the Central Hinds in New Zealand domestic cricket.
An opening bowler known for her prodigious in-swing to right-handers, she has enjoyed an accomplished career for the Hinds since her debut during the 2018/19 season.
Heading into the 2023/24 season, the Hinds’ seamer has played 75 matches across both Hallyburton Johnstone Shield (List A), and Women’s Super Smash (T20) competitions. To date, Green has taken 50 domestic wickets with averages of 27.92 (List A), and 31.40 (T20), respectively.
With an eagerness and commitment to developing her skillset and contributing to teams, Green has developed her role to become a versatile bowler, bowling a range of change ups through the middle phases as well as swinging the ball early. She has also made notable contributions with the bat from the lower-middle order, although has high aspirations to cement a middle-order spot for the Hinds this summer – a role she fills for the Nelson Nyxons (Minor Association).
In early 2021, Green was selected to play for the New Zealand Xl Women in warm-up matches during England’s tour of New Zealand. Green took a five-wicket bag, impressing selectors and earning her invitation to the White Ferns Squad winter training camps in preparation for their tour of England. Later that year, in August, Green received her maiden call-up to the New Zealand Women’s cricket team to tour England. In July 2022, Green was added to New Zealand’s team for the inaugural cricket tournament at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, where they beat England to win a bronze medal.
Green is competitive, dedicated to bettering herself and those around her in a team environment and is looking to develop her skills, knowledge and playing experience in a new environment. She has high aspirations to earn her selection back into the White Ferns squad but for now is excited to spend a summer playing in Europe and developing herself as a cricketer.
To compliment her playing skills, she is also an accredited coach (NZC Advanced Foundation Coach), and has previous coaching experience working for Nelson Cricket Association as their Female Development Officer. She is well versed with school, junior, and women’s coaching across all levels and is eager to impart who knowledge to female cricketers whilst abroad next summer.
Following her domestic season, Green is set to embark on her maiden stint abroad having signed with Irish club Balbriggan for their 2024 Leinster Cricket League campaign.