Cricket NSW: NSW Metropolitan defend U19 Female National championships crown

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NSW Metropolitan have produced a stellar grand final performance at the U19 Female National Championships in Brisbane, defeating hosts Queensland in the final to secure back-to-back titles.

Elsa Hunter, who vice-captains Gordon’s Women’s Cricket Club in the premier division of the women’s NSW Premier Cricket competition, earned the Player of the Final award for her decisive innings of 69 runs from 93 deliveries.

View the scorecard from the final: HERE

Hunter, along with teammate Frankie Nicklin, would earn their way into the Team of the Tournament, named at the conclusion of the competition.

Hunter amassed a wealth of runs throughout the championships, totalling 270 at an impressive average of 38.57. Notably, she achieved a remarkable century against Papua New Guinea in the final preliminary round.

Nicklin concluded as the tournament’s leading wicket-taker, securing 19 wickets at a remarkable average of 6.53. Her standout performance included a pivotal five-wicket haul in the semi-final against NSW Country.

NSW statistics leaders | 2023 U19 Female National Championships:

NSW Metropolitan leading run-scorers

  1. Elsa Hunter – 270 runs | 38.57 average | 100 top score
  2. Eva Ragg – 183 runs | 30.5 average | 63 top score
  3. Ella Briscoe – 158 runs | 19.75 average | 46 top score

NSW Metropolitan leading wicket-takers

  1. Frankie Nicklin – 19 wickets | 6.53 average | 5-15 best bowling
  2. Lucy Wilson – 10 wickets | 10.6 average | 3-26 best bowling
  3. Juliette Morton – 9 wickets | 15.89 average | 4-6 best bowling

NSW Country leading run-scorers

  1. Kate McTaggart – 123 runs | 17.57 average | 63 top score
  2. Samira Mitchell – 106 runs | 21.2 average | 58 top score
  3. Olivia Callaghan – 92 runs | 13.14 average | 27 top score

NSW Country leading wicket-takers

  1. Sienna Eve – 10 wickets | 7.0 average | 4-7 best bowling
  2. Emily Humphreys – 7 wickets | 8.29 average | 6-2 best bowling
  3. Kate McTaggart – 6 wickets | 15.17 average | 3-12 best bowling

Cricket NSW congratulates the Metropolitan side on their success, as well as the Country squad, who secured a fourth-place finish.

We would also like to thank our high-performance staff for ensuring players from both squads were best prepared to take on the competition:

  • NSW Metropolitan Head Coach | Sarah Aley
  • NSW Metropolitan Assistant Coach | Cam Weir
  • NSW Metropolitan Physiotherapist | Melanie Tri
  • NSW Country Head Coach | Hannah Trethewy
  • NSW Country Assistant Coach | Jenny Gunn
  • NSW Country Physiotherapist | Anya Kolodziej

See all the results from the tournament: HERE

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