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Olympic Rowing Champion Emma Twigg Named In Northern Districts A Cricket Squad

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Tokyo Olympic rowing medalist Emma Twigg has been named to Northern Districts A cricket team.

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Tokyo Olympic rowing medalist Emma Twigg has been named to Northern Districts A cricket team.

Olympic rowing champion Emma Twigg has switched boot for bat and ball after being named in the Northern Districts Womens A cricket squad.

Twigg from Cambridge, who won a glittering gold medal in the single scull in Tokyo last year, was named on Saturday as one of 13 players in an ND second XI squad who will play Auckland A in two T20 matches on Sunday at Auckland’s Melville Park.

Nearly half of the ND squad played at the Lincoln Under-19 National Tournament earlier this week, and are captained by 16-year-old Tash Wakelin, less than half the age of Twigg, who turned 34 at age 34. not yet drawn on any pension plans for rowing.

Emma Twigg has shifted focus from boat to bat and ball in a sporty switch.

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Emma Twigg has shifted focus from boat to bat and ball in a sporty switch.

After the disappointment of consecutive fourth-place finishes at the London and Rio Olympics, the latter of which saw her retire for the second time, Twigg had returned to the water again in 2018.

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Her wife, Charlotte, who is expecting the couple’s first child in April, was a former cricketer for Wellington and commercial manager of Northern Districts Crickets.

Obviously, Twigg, who mentored the ND women’s first XI one-day and T20 squads this season, will be used as a batter on Sunday.

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The rowing ace would also line up to play for a Waikato Whine celebrity in a T10 exhibition game against the Northern Brave at Seddon Park on Feb. 2.

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