Cuckfield is delighted to announce the signing of Women’s Overseas Player, Flora Devonshire, for their 2024 Sussex League season.

Devonshire is an exceptional talent playing for the Central Hinds in New Zealand domestic cricket.

The young all-rounder from the Hawkes Bay has enjoyed a whirlwind 18-months and now finds herself firmly on New Zealand Women’s radar.

A stand-out player through the Hawkes Bay and Central Districts pathway system, Devonshire was a key member of the CD U19s that won the national title in January 2022.

Later that year, Devonshire was handed a Central Hinds ‘A’ (Nov 2022), having already featured for the New Zealand U19s. Later that month, she had to put her University studies on hold, following New Zealand Development selection for their tour to India.

Following her successful trip abroad, she earned a Hinds T20 debut on her return (Dec 2022) in the Dream 11 Women’s Super Smash. A month later (Jan 2023), she would make her List A debut for the Hinds in the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield.

Devonshire was named as CD Women’s “Emerging Player of the Year” in 2022/23, and has since become an integral member of the Central Hinds squad, batting in the middle-order and bowling left-arm spin, where she has been used occasionally to open the bowling.

Originally known for her hard-hitting batting, Devonshire has developed into a genuine left-arm spin bowler in recent years, having previously bowled medium pace. In-fact, it’s her ability (and versatility) with the ball that has peaked national interest.

Now the aspiring cricketer is now looking for a career in the game having recently finished her Accounting and Economics degree from the University of Canterbury.

Holder of a British Passport, Devonshire is set to travel overseas this summer to play for Cuckfield in the Sussex League.