Seven players from New South Wales and one ACT cricketer were among 26 players selected in a Cricket Australia Female Under 15 training squad last week.
Those players were Sienna Eve, Lauren Kua, Frankie Nicklin, Olivia Maxwell, Tahlia Dunne, Kinjal Kumari, Samira Dimeglio and Grace Lyons from the ACT.
The squad was selected following the Female Under 15 National Championships that concluded in Canberra last Tuesday where NSW Metro narrowly lost the Final to Queensland by one wicket.
All eight girls will attend a training camp at the Bupa National Cricket Centre in Brisbane during the September and October school holidays.
A Cricket Australia XI squad will then be selected from that group of 26 players for next season’s Female Under 18 National Championships.
Wrist-spinning allrounder Kua was captain of the Metro side including Nicklin, Maxwell, Dunne, Kumari and Dimeglio.
Kua was the second leading wicket taker for the competition with 12 wickets at an average of 12.92 across four T20 matches and four 40-over games, including the Final.
Seam bowling allrounder Olivia Maxwell is the daughter of former Blues allrounder, and current Cricket NSW board member, Neil Maxwell.
Olivia scored 168 runs at an average of 42 during the National Championships and claimed five wickets at 11.4.
Lyons captained ACT/NSW Country, who finished the Under 15 nationals placed sixth, and was the leading run-scorer for her region with 197 runs from eight innings.
Newcastle spinner Sienna Eve was also a part of that ACT/NSW Country squad.
NSW and ACT representatives in Under 15 Cricket Australia squad
Sienna Eve – ACT/NSW Country
Grace Lyons – ACT/NSW Country
Lauren Kua – NSW Metro
Frankie Nicklin – NSW Metro
Olivia Maxwell – NSW Metro
Tahlia Dunne – NSW Metro
Kinjal Kumari – NSW Metro
Samira Dimeglio – NSW Metro