Name

Georgia Atkinson

Date of Birth 23-04-2000
Age 23
NationalityNew Zealander
Player Status Placed (Cheltenham CC - Women's West of England Premier League)
Playing Role Bowling All-Rounder (Spin)
Bowling Style RA Leg Spin
Batting Style RH Opening Bat
Entry Route (UK) International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams New Zealand Development, Central District Hinds, Manawatu Women’s, Central Districts U21s
Coaching Qualifications NZC Level 1

Georgia Atkinson is an exciting prospect and stand-out performer for the Central Districts Hinds in New Zealand domestic cricket.

Despite her age (23), Atkinson has already featured in over 100 matches for the Hinds across both List A (Hallyburton Johnston Shield) and T20 (Dream 11 Women’s Super Smash) competitions.

Atkinson made her Hinds debut in November 2017, and until recently, was used as a leg spinner who batted in the middle order. However, in recent times she has flourished in her new role batting alongside White Ferns star Natalie Dodd at the top of the order. In January 2023, the pair broke New Zealand's T20 opening partnership record hitting 112 against champions' Wellington, with Atkinson bringing up her maiden half-century (50).

A destructive batter who strikes the ball in unorthodox areas, Atkinson is also known for her wrist spin. She boasts impressive white ball numbers, particularly in List A cricket with 38 poles at 27.18 all with an economy rate of 4.86.

Atkinson has long been touted for international honours. She was Central District’s MVP and top run-scorer at the National U18 tournament and represented the New Zealand Development side in 2019.

Previewing the Hinds ahead of this summer’s Super Smash, Jeet Vachharajani stated:

“She is one of the most exciting players for me to watch in this team [Hinds]. A very interesting wrist-spinner who has got all the funky shots in her armory. Hinds recently had to use her at the death in a rain-curtailed HBJ game and she did an incredible job”.

Alongside her playing skills, Atkinson holds a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise degree and is an accredited and practicing NZC level 1 coach, currently working her way through her level 2. She is not only keen to develop her own game, in a view to breaking into the White Ferns but help others.

A fantastic prospect, Atkinson is eager to continue her development with another season abroad following her brief stint in Ireland for Rush Cricket Club in 2023.

For the 2024 summer, she'll link up with Cheltenham for their Women's West of England Premier League campaign.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Rush (2023)
Name Georgia Atkinson
Date of Birth 23-04-2000
Age 23
NationalityNew Zealander
Player StatusPlaced
Playing RoleBowling All-Rounder (Spin)
Player Status Placed (Cheltenham CC - Women's West of England Premier League)
Bowling Style RA Leg Spin
Batting Style RH Opening Bat
Entry Route (UK) International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams New Zealand Development, Central District Hinds, Manawatu Women’s, Central Districts U21s
Coaching Qualifications NZC Level 1

Georgia Atkinson is an exciting prospect and stand-out performer for the Central Districts Hinds in New Zealand domestic cricket.

Despite her age (23), Atkinson has already featured in over 100 matches for the Hinds across both List A (Hallyburton Johnston Shield) and T20 (Dream 11 Women’s Super Smash) competitions.

Atkinson made her Hinds debut in November 2017, and until recently, was used as a leg spinner who batted in the middle order. However, in recent times she has flourished in her new role batting alongside White Ferns star Natalie Dodd at the top of the order. In January 2023, the pair broke New Zealand's T20 opening partnership record hitting 112 against champions' Wellington, with Atkinson bringing up her maiden half-century (50).

A destructive batter who strikes the ball in unorthodox areas, Atkinson is also known for her wrist spin. She boasts impressive white ball numbers, particularly in List A cricket with 38 poles at 27.18 all with an economy rate of 4.86.

Atkinson has long been touted for international honours. She was Central District’s MVP and top run-scorer at the National U18 tournament and represented the New Zealand Development side in 2019.

Previewing the Hinds ahead of this summer’s Super Smash, Jeet Vachharajani stated:

“She is one of the most exciting players for me to watch in this team [Hinds]. A very interesting wrist-spinner who has got all the funky shots in her armory. Hinds recently had to use her at the death in a rain-curtailed HBJ game and she did an incredible job”.

Alongside her playing skills, Atkinson holds a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise degree and is an accredited and practicing NZC level 1 coach, currently working her way through her level 2. She is not only keen to develop her own game, in a view to breaking into the White Ferns but help others.

A fantastic prospect, Atkinson is eager to continue her development with another season abroad following her brief stint in Ireland for Rush Cricket Club in 2023.

For the 2024 summer, she'll link up with Cheltenham for their Women's West of England Premier League campaign.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Rush (2023)