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Four girls in Northern Rivers squad

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December 15, 2017

FOUR of Goulburn Murray Cricket’s best junior girls have made the Northern Rivers under-14 female squad to contest January’s state championship.

FOUR of Goulburn Murray Cricket’s best junior girls have made the Northern Rivers under-14 female squad to contest January’s state championship.

Tongala pair Sienna Johnstone and Maya Kellett are joined in the squad by Echuca South’s Grace Moyle, with Echuca’s Delaney Laffy named as an emergency.

Tongala junior girls coach Travis Johnstone said his team’s representatives would do the side proud.

‘‘They’re both all-rounders, but Sienna is probably more of a batter where Maya is more of a bowler, and she does that quite well,’’ Johnstone said.

‘‘They’ve both improved heaps in the last couple of years.

‘‘They’re the drivers of our side those two. They’re always talking in the field and getting the team up and about. They should hope to improve in leaps and bounds from the experience.’’

Moyle’s mother Wendy said her daughter, who was part of the Northern Rivers’ championship winning side in 2017, was loving the first season of all-girls competition.

‘‘It’s been good and she’s enjoying it, but she wished it was a few weeks longer,’’ she said.

‘‘Her older brother played and she just sort of joined, and as soon as she picked up the bat she loved it. (The new competition) has been great because some of the girls have never played before.

‘‘It’s nice to see Grace animated on the field and getting into it, clapping and encouraging her teammates.’’

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