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Tawa is the northernmost suburb of Wellington, derives its name from a tree, which was found abundantly in the region. It is a city that lasted more than a century and a half, and finally, a name that was acceptable to all, a city whose middle-class values, which are embedded in the Lyn of Tawa - Ginette McDonald's parody, and a city whose streets chronicle of Bruce Murray.
Murray, now a 78-year-old, is currently a driving force in Tawa's historical society. But a few decades earlier, he used to open the batting for new Zealand. It was an international career that lasted barely three years, but cricket has not let the family soon. His daughter and son-in-law, both of Wellington, are represented, and as his granddaughter of their childhood, cricket was sticking a part of the family. "I grew up playing in the yard with all the aunties, uncles, and cousins and watching my sister when I was younger," says Amelia Kerr.
So, as Amelia several sport pursued types - football, athletics, cross country, basketball, rugby sevens it was no surprise that cricket was what you picked up at some point. In less than 9 years, since taking interest in the game, you has surpassed the legacy of her grandfather as the most prominent cricket player in the family, and one of only four of the 13,000-odd thousand inhabitants in the town of Tawa.
"Finally, I've seen bored me. So we joined a club at the local cricket club in Tawa, and the rest is history. Football was always my favorite, until I was nine years old. It was then that I saw the White ferns on TV and from then on I wanted a White one."
It was at the insistence of their father, Robbie, took to legspin bowling, but it was under the training of Ivan Tissera, that they sharpened their primary skill. Their study was quickly, and by the time she was in class 8, she was leading the premier boy's team. As the captain, she took Tawa to their first title win.
The word about your bowling was spreading fast, and soon after it was unleashed as a secret weapon of the Wellington Blaze in the final of the domestic T20 championship. It helped that the match broadcast was on TV and it was the bowling, the likes of Suzie Bates. A two-step run-up, flawless accuracy in pitching, teasing loop and controlled versions to the left, the former cricket player impressed. The video of the 14-year-old went viral on YouTube and she had a sensation that the outside of Tawa. "It was cool to play that we can on the TV, but it doesn't faze me," she says in a humble account of the early attention.
But what really got to her 'enthusiastic', was a call from Kirsty, bonds, the national selectors, two years later, to inform you about the selection in the White Ferns for the Pakistan series. "My family was gone, but my mother was home, so I told her the good news. It is a dream of mine since I was a little girl. Growing up, I always looked up to Sophie Devine, as she grew up in Tawa and went to the same school as me. Now, it is great to be able to play alongside her in the White ferns."
The introduction to international cricket seemed to be nothing but tough. In just their fourth ODI, they will be a four-fer bags, in her debut series. But that was just a sighter, what is a couple of months, many high points. They repeated the feat, against Australia a few months later as a "future star" by Meg Lanning became the youngest new Zealander woman to represent the country at a world Cup and the recent bag of the Central contract. By the end of 2017, had not put a foot wrong.
However, it is the Irish summer of 2018, where she was, an act of life.
"It was a pretty normal day, to be honest," she says, re-living June 13, 2018, claimed to have no idea of what was to come. In view of the fact, as the last two games have gone, with new Zealand securing 300+ wins, the team management had decided to have the cards re-shuffled the batting order. She was chuffed that she was going to get an opportunity to open the batting. "I was excited to open the possibility of the batting all-rounder, so it's something I want to work, and the most of my Chance."
And then, the records tumbled. In a matter of 50 overs, they faced 145 balls, the teenager plundered 232 runs back to feet, with the highest individual score in women's cricket-or any new Zealander in one-day internationals. And if that wasn't enough, she returned to finish 5 for 17, a perfect game.
But what seemed like a spectacle, for only 20-odd, had been in the castle Avenue in Dublin, a crowded affair soon, with the local media to come on the cover of a historical performance. "At the end of the day, I was really tired. But it (the media attention) as I had to get up to go early the next morning, on TV in new Zealand," she recalls.
However, know very well that the quality of the opposition or the conditions, do not test so much as a batter, she dwells too much, that the effort. "I don't really know that it's very much but it is a special moment and something that I come against in the years to come, I'm sure."
Things did not go as well as you would really like then for you or for your team with the team to crash early out of the T20 WC later in the year But there is a world to settle the time for you, the low points. Only a few months after their record-breaking feat, eyelash found himself not higher than the number 8. It is a testimony to the depth, which contributes to new Zealand batting. However, for Amelia, the goal is to be more than handy with the bat.
"A real all-rounder is a goal of mine and I want to leads to an important player for the White ferns, consistently in pressure situations," she says. "Fortunately, I have only so young, as I learn, some of the best players in the world, such as, for example, Amy (Satterthwaite), Sophie (Devine) and Suzie (Bates). So hopefully, if I'm one of the older players, I can help you, the next great White ferns to come through."
Also, as you are running around, both with your skill, the preparation that are in there are different. "In play (like a melon), I like it, real clarity and understanding of my game plan - that is, if I the best. I like to have an attacking mentality to the club. When I asked, it is only a matter of a positive intention, and secure."
Even as you cricket a prominent face for a new era in the women that thrives on positivity, it is a change, the desire to see you. "It would be great if the White Ferns could go fully professional, so we can have more time in our cricket. Women's cricket is beginning to grow here in new Zealand. There is more media coverage and hopefully we can get to inspire young girls to the sport and want to Know to be Ferns in the future!"
Play international cricket has allowed her to explore the world, allowing you to learn new cultures to know, something she enjoyed with her easy-going way. "To speed, it's about the most of your downtime and to get out and do other activities," she says. "I, as always, when we are abroad, and the socializing and getting to know different cultures and people. (If at home), I also just love to spend time with friends and family - I have a lot of cousins back home, so that it is cool, pick you up at a family barbecue."
Even more important is to learn the time, the piano during her break from cricket, something that your grandfather, he rues do enough to write while the prioritization of cricket, and then he took off for the art of carpentry, and to teach.
In a city of two All Blacks captain, your most prominent face is still far from. But, all of 18, she has time to explore you, your life, your mark in the world cricket and your room as the most famous picture of what she describes as a 'Tawa, what a place!'.
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