Western Swelter U15 girls excel at State Championships

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Wests 2019 Western Swelter girls L-R: Erin Moran, Isabel Goffage, Emma Lockwood and Naiya Varidel.

Four Wests girls made fantastic contributions to Western Swelter’s second place in the Queensland Cricket Pathways U15 State Championship this week. Emma Lockwood, Erin Moran, Isabel Goffage and captain Naiya Varidel all played well and made significant contributions to Swelter’s three victories in four games.

Held at the Ivor Marsden complex at Ipswich, the games were played over three days in very hot conditions which neared 40 degrees for extended periods of time.

Swelter captain Naiya Varidel was the leading run scorer for the team and sixth overall for the tournament and displayed astute game management skills to guide Swelter to three closely contested victories. Isabel Goffage was the leading wicket taker for the team and fourth overall for the tournament and second highest run scorer for the team. Erin Moran opened the bowling in most games and bowled some fine spells. Emma Lockwood took several wickets and bowled tightly before an injury curtailed her batting and bowling involvement.

Well done girls on a great tournament.

The girls now rejoin their Wests team-mates to contest the Paul Pink Shield premier youth girls competition in December and January. Their first two games will be at Chelmer Sports Ground on December 12.

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