She just keeps going and going…and going…
Wests stalwart Rebecca McCoombes has reached another playing milestone, chalking up her 250-game milestone in women’s grade cricket for Wests.
Her sterling effort over 21 seasons was marked with a special ceremony before the start of play of the opening women’s first grade game of the season against UQ (well…theoretically… the game was washed out without a ball being bowled!). Bec’s Nan (who has watched pretty much every game Bec’s ever played) was on hand to see her grand-daughter presented with a special commemorative award by current Australia player (and another Wests long-timer) Grace Harris.
Bec’s playing career for Wests began in January 2003 and she’s since played 195 games of women’s first grade and 64 games of second grade. For the mathematicians amongst you, that makes a total of 259 games. That makes her Wests most-capped female player, 61 ahead of our next most-capped player Kirby Short. And Bec’s back on deck again and ready to go for the 2022-23 season!
As a special bonus for Bec’s fantastic contribution to women’s cricket in Brisbane, she’s been honoured by having a new women’s community cricket competition named after her. The Rebecca McCoombes Cup one-day competition has been initiated this season by Brisbane Women’s Cricket for womens community cricket players. The new RMC competition sits a level below womens second grade (the Jodie Purves Shield) and will see at least six teams from across the Brisbane region contending for the inaugural premiership.
The naming of the new competition in Bec’s honour is great recognition of her contribution to our game and to the positive community spirit of cricket in which she always plays.
Nice one, Bec. Congratulations on the two-fifty milestone!