After years of strong performances on the domestic scene, Sam Curtis was rewarded with a call up to the White Ferns at the end of the 2013-14 domestic season.
The Auckland Hearts product began her domestic career in 2007 and made steady progress over her first few seasons. She was part of a team on the rise and alongside some talented youngsters, Curtis helped her side to take the women's One Day trophy from a previously dominant Canterbury Magicians side.
It began a strong period for the Auckland side, who now compete for trophies every season. Curtis's influence was noticed by the selectors ahead of the White Ferns home series against the West Indies and was duly picked, as well as securing herself a trip to the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.
While only getting limited opportunities, Curtis performed solidly against the West Indies, scoring 14, 42 and 24 in her first three ODI matches. While not ground-breaking, it was certainly enough to justify her inclusion and she'll be keen to continue her development going forward.
Outside of cricket Curtis is equally successful, keeping herself busy as a lawyer.