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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




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