Sport

Is Carly Leeson the next big thing?

Carly Leeson playing cricket for NSW Country against City Metro last month.
Carly Leeson playing cricket for NSW Country against City Metro last month. Contributed

IS CARLY Leeson the next Kara Sutherland?

The 13-year-old is well on the right track after being selected for the NSW under-15 girls cricket team to contest the national titles later this month.

Leeson was selected after strong performances for NSW Country against City Metro in the recent Belinda Robertson Shield.

The Harwood junior said it was a good experience being part of the Country team, and was looking forward to the her next challenge.

"It was really awesome," Leeson said.

"We didn't win but it was great experience."

The Year 8 student won't be alone when she enters camp this weekend, with five players selected from the NSW Country team.

Leeson said she she knew up to seven of her teammates from previous games, having played with them in recent NSW PSSA teams.

"I made it into the NSW PSSA team with a few of the girls in January last year," Leeson said. "It makes it a bit easier to adjust, so I'm looking forward to it."

Leeson can add her NSW selection to a long list of sporting achievements, which includes state selection for the indoor cricket national titles earlier this year.

NSW finished fourth in that competition, but Leeson's form was rewarded by being named the first reserve for the Australian indoor cricket team.

"The national titles were in July and we finished fourth, but I was lucky to be named in the Australian team," Leeson said.

"That was just awesome and I'll see a few of the girls because they were picked in the NSW team as well.

"I'm really keen on catching up with them."

The under-15 NSW girls cricket team will be coached by Lend Lease Breaker and Australian star Lisa Sthalekar.

With the opportunity of a lifetime coming up this weekend, Leeson said she was eager to learn.

"She plays heaps of cricket and will have heaps of knowledge that I hope to learn from," Leeson said.

"It should be a really good time."

The national titles will be held in Western Sydney from November 28.

Topics:  cricket, national, nsw, under-15




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

'All I heard when my baby cried was ‘you’re a terrible mum'

APN Hey Mummy Feature for online - stock images of Katie Dykes. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

KATIE'S battle with PND is not unlike many mothers.

'I just thought all mums got no sleep'

MELTOPIA battled PND with all four of her children.

4 survival tips for mummas heading back to work

The few reminders every working mum needs to read.

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

GIG GUIDE: Village vibes with Raku Soulman

Raku Soulman plays the Village Green Hotel Grafton on Friday night.

Byron songwriter brings soulful vibes to the Village Green Hotel

John recognised for 62 years of fire service

LONG SERVICE: John Harvey of Ashby shows off his honour for 62 years of dedication to the Ashby Rural Fire Service brigade.

John Harvey awarded for 62 years of service to Rural Fire Service

OUR SAY: Same-sex marriage vote is dangerous and divisive

Supporters react following the announcement of the result of Ireland’s same-sex marriage referendum in 2015. Ireland became the first country in the world to approve gay marriage by popular vote.

A plebiscite on the issue will only encourage homophobic behaviour

Latest deals and offers

Clive Palmer to re-open refinery

Clive Palmer on ABC radio.

Clive Palmer talks about his achievements, election chances and re-opening the...

Final pitch to voters of Page: Janelle Saffin

Janelle Saffin makes her pitch for why people should vote for her in the federal...

Dash Cam of Slip in Snow

Even light snow can be hazardous.

Dash cam shows how easy it is to lose control in even light snow.

PROPERTY BOOM: Coast prices set to skyrocket

Like other areas in south-east Queensland, the Sunshine Coast is at the start of the upturn on the property clock.

Values predicted to rise 25-33%

DIY: How to build a backyard fire pit

DIY stars and Weekend magazine columnists Ayden and Jess Hogan.

Would you build this for your backyard?