HARWOOD cricketer Carly Leeson has had the best preparation for her upcoming finals - a 10-day trip playing international cricket in Sri Lanka.
"I learnt a lot about how I play the game and to adapt to conditions," Leeson said.
Leeson represented the Shooting Stars, the team below Australian national women's team the Southern Stars.
"It was a really good experience to go over and see another part of the world," she said.
"We played the equivalent of Sri Lanka's women's team."
Leeson said Sri Lankan conditions were typical for sub-continental countries - low, slow and perfect for spinners.
"They had a lot of spinners. They played off the back foot a lot because they normally face spin," she said.
Her All River Colts Under-16 semi-final for Harwood against Westlawn scheduled for 4pm this afternoon will be played as a twenty20 clash next Friday after Harwood Oval was ruled out due to wet conditions.
The other semi-final will be between Brothers and Yamba at Ulmarra Showground.
Leeson is also in the Lower Clarence side due to play Nambucca Bellingen in the North Coast Under-16 final at the same ground at 10am on Sunday.