Name: Jacinta Coleman
Other teams: Bay of Plenty Women’s
Playing role: Fielder, batswoman
Batting style: Lower order
What was you first cricket experience?
Back yard cricket with my family.
Batter, batsman or batswoman?
Who was your cricket idol/hero growing up?
Brendon McCullum because he’s a good batsman.
What advice would you have for a young girl wanting to give cricket a go?
Wear a helmet.
How difficult is it to find a balance between cricket commitments and holding down a “real” job?
Very difficult, as it goes over a long period of time - not just during the weekend but also throughout the week.
Which provincial ground/association has the best catering?
Which opponent would you consider your most difficult opponent to play against?
Canterbury, because they have a lot of very good players in their team.
For a full set of Northern Spirit profiles and my views on the women’s domestic game, have a read of A Spirited conversation with the Northern Spirit.