Two scalps for bowler nice bonus

By TONY WHITE

FORMER Yamba cricketer Megan Shanahan celebrated grand final success with her new club Wallsend in the Cricket Women's Board first-grade competition at Bankstown Oval on Sunday.

The 20-year-old captured two wickets in Wallsend's victory over Bankstown.

The Wallsend team contains numerous NSW representatives.

"It was awesome, really good to win the grand final," Shanahan said.

"Everyone was rapt.

"Luckily I managed to get a couple of wickets, too," she said.

Shanahan took 2-16 from seven overs helping to dismiss Bankstown for 111.

In reply, Wallsend scored 5-112 to avenge last year's grand final loss to Balmain.

"We beat Balmain in the semi-final this year which was great," Shanahan said.

Shanahan left Yamba two years ago to pursue a physical education degree at university in Newcastle.

She has just over 18 months left to complete her course then hopes to get a teaching position somewhere back on the North Coast.

Due to her study commitments cricket has taken somewhat of a back seat for the former NSW State Under-19 representative but now with the season over, Shanahan hopes to rekindle her passion leading into next year.

She regularly returns home to Yamba on holidays.

And to cap off a great year, her former team Yamba were first-grade premiers in the Lower Clarence Cricket competition.

"I was really happy Yamba won the premiership," Shanahan said.



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