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



Look My Way into ArtExpress

Ruby Sullivan of McAuley Catholic College has had her major HSC artwork accepted into the annual ArtExpress exhibition.

McAuley student's HSC artwork selected for exhibition

'That's not a brown!': Rare snake found lurking

Snakes have an inoffensive nature and are reluctance to bite

Spotify Summer tour kicks back in the Clarence Valley

David Harrison, Thom Moore and Beatrice McBride pose in the back of their truck for #spotifysummer

Head down to Minnie Water and Wooli to meet the crew from Spotify.

Local Partners

Dakota's world beating spectacular performance

Dancer helps break world record at School Spectacular performance


Kernaghan's a 'boy from the bush' with a timeless quality

Country music singer Lee Kernaghan.

Lee Kernaghan is celebrating the 25th year of his breakthrough song.

Ready to rumble: Boxing makes long-awaited return to Grafton

DETERMINED: Grafton Amateur Boxing Club members Zac Cotten (Cruiserweight), James Morrison (Jnr Featherweight), Eddie Debono (Super Heavyweight), Rhys Walters (Light Heavyweight), Joseph Pigg (Jnr Welterweight), Jamie Mansfield (Cruiserweight) are prearing for upcoming fight night in Grafton.

Five North Coast title belts up for grabs

Cyclist's 24 hours of pain for mental health

International endurance mountain-bike rider Morgan Pilley is used to pushing through the elements, but this weekend he'll push on to raise money for local mental health services in a charity ride at Junction Hill.

Ride For Youth to raise money for local youth mental health services

Justin Timberlake stuns students with secret class

Justin Timberlake stunned high school students in Sydney

Carrie Fisher says Ford will be bugged by affair confession

Carrie Fisher is sure Harrison Ford is annoyed at her

Dakota Fanning rekindles romance with childhood sweetheart

Dakota Fanning rekindles romance with ex

Jennifer Lawrence apologises to the people of Hawaii

Jennifer Lawrence sorry for 'offensive' story

Cruz Beckham's single a 'one-off'

He is not planning to launch a full-time music career yet.

Louis Tomlinson's mother dies aged 42

Louis Tomlinson's mother has died.

Five South Grafton houses that won't break the bank

Check out these South Grafton houses for sale

'Crucial' farm land eyed by defence department

Lawson Geddes moving the Brangus cattle to higher ground - which is the land the Defence Department is interested taking for the Shoalwater Bay expansion.

"You can't have one without the other.”

Former Shark Show for sale for $1.3 million

Vic Hislop at the old Shark Show.

TALK about a jaws-dropping real estate opportunity.

There's a whole lot of luxury in this home

The Endeavour Foundation's latest prize home in Mountain Creek.

WHEN it comes to desirable homes, it's hard to go past a prize home.

Give a little more this Christmas

TIME TO GIVE: Lee Johns, Courtney Smith and Daniel Kelly of Ray White Yamba promote their Little Ray Of Giving Christmas gift appeal.

Call out for presents, big or small

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!