Cricket NSW: Kua, Nicklin en route to Auckland for development opportunity

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Two of Cricket NSW’s talented female Basil Sellers Emerging Player Program scholars, Lauren Kua and Frankie Nicklin, have been selected to take part in a week-and-a-half overseas experience with high-performance partners Auckland Cricket Association.

The pair are scheduled to train with the Auckland Hearts and play in the Auckland Second XI program, at iconic venues including Eden Park and Lloyd Elsmore Park.  

Kua, who captains Manly Warringah’s first-grade team in the NSW Premier Cricket competition, recently skippered NSW Metropolitan to the U19 Female National Championships (U19 FNC) title. 

Nicklin was the U19 FNC leading wicket-taker with 19 dismissals, along with being named in the Team of the Tournament.  

Cricket NSW prides itself on providing development opportunities that not only progress their athletes into becoming world-class cricketers, but also confident and capable individuals. 

Leah Poulton, Head of Female Elite Cricket at Cricket NSW, said: 

“This opportunity is designed to assist Lauren and Frankie reach their potential on and off the field. 

“Their selection comes off the back of excellent performances in Pathway and Premier cricket. Both girls have also shown fantastic application and dedication to their training across the season”. 

“We are thankful to Auckland Cricket Association for helping us provide this wonderful experience. I wish the girls a safe and enjoyable time in New Zealand and can’t wait to hear about their learnings.” 

The Basil Sellers Emerging Player Program is a world-class development program, designed to provide our best emerging cricketers with the skills and opportunities they need to effectively transition to NSW contracted programs. Read more about the program HERE 

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