Bundaberg's Lucy Hamilton has been making the most of her time so far with the Brisbane Heat, taking the opportunity to learn all she can from the team.
The Heat secured the highly promising teenager and left-arm pace bowler as a Local Replacement Player for the Weber Women’s Big Bash League.
Lucy said the opportunity to play for Brisbane Heat was a dream come true.
“It has been a great experience to be around the girls, I know when I got the news it was really exciting,” Lucy said.
“The atmosphere is very different to other cricket I play and I learn a lot from the girls just sitting watching at the moment, seeing how they move in the field at a different level.
“I have learnt a lot from the coaching staff here and strive to improve the things I can while I’m at training.
“I am really happy with my pre-season especially because it started over the school holidays and I came down to Brisbane and the coaching staff helped me to learn new skills and get my game where they want it to be.”
Lucy, 16, made her Women's National Cricket League debut for Queensland last season, becoming the youngest woman to take a wicket for the Fire in the WNCL.
The Bundaberg product plays for the Sunshine Coast Scorchers in the Katherine Raymont Shield competition and was signed to a full Queensland contract for this season.
Heat coach Ashley Noffke welcomed Lucy's inclusion.
“Lucy has been around the group a bit now for the past 12 months and so this is a great opportunity for her to continue her development,” she said.
“She’s learning a lot about her game and we’re very pleased with how she is continuing to grow into her role as a left-arm quick.”
The Heat took a 14-player squad to Mackay for the games being played at Great Barrier Reef Arena.
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