Wests women’s player Naiya Varidel took to the field for her 100th game of women’s premier grade cricket for Wests last weekend, becoming only the 15th womens player to achieve the milestone in the club’s history. Her milestone award was presented prior to the game on Sunday by fellow Wests long-timer Ash Sims and womens first grade coach Ben Maddox. She then celebrated in style, snaring a couple of wickets and a couple of runouts in the game against Ipswich!
Naiya played her debut game for Wests in women’s grade cricket in December 2017 and has since chalked up 26 games in second grade and 74 games in first grade. Her history with the club goes back to 2016 when she played her first game of cricket for Wests Juniors. Since then, she’s chalked up a total of 173 games for Wests, including 100 women’s premier grade games, 25 premier U15 and U19 games and 48 junior cricket games.
She’s also done the club proud at rep level at both state and national championships, including being part of the national title-winning Queensland U15 team in 2020 and her recent selection for the Queensland U19 team to play in Perth in December.
Congratulations on a great achievement Naiya and thanks for your consistent service to the club. 100 games is not a bad start… looking forward see you double down and shoot for the double century!