Grace Harris unleashed the whirlwind on Sunday smashing an enormous 230 runs across two T20 innings in the Katherine Raymont Shield!
After warming up with a relatively pedestrian 68no off 49 balls against the Gold Coast, Grace decided to pull out the stops in the second game of the day against Sandgate-Redcliffe and belted 162 off just 69 deliveries before finally being dismissed lbw attempting to sweep a Jemma Barsby delivery.
Her innings of 162 is a record individual score in women’s T20s in Australian Club cricket. It included 17 fours and 12 sixes, including shots that cleared the fence onto Oxley Road and several straight drives that thumped down amongst her team-mates watching from the clubhouse and in the adjacent park. There were plenty of boundaries in her first innings as well with 11 fours and 1 six.
Perhaps her huge innings were inspired by the newly-minted Harris Shield (the U15 girls T20 competition to which Grace and her sister Laura have lent their name)? If that’s the case, Grace certainly demonstrated to the girls how a T20 innings is done!
One way or another, Grace’s fantastic early season form augurs well for Brisbane Heat in the WBBL which starts in just a few weeks.
Read more about Graces’ feat on Women’s Criczone website.