QUEENSLAND'S FINEST: Renee Irvine, 14, was one of three South Burnett girls picked for the Queensland under-15 girls' team.Photo Keagan Elder / South Burnett Times
QUEENSLAND'S FINEST: Renee Irvine, 14, was one of three South Burnett girls picked for the Queensland under-15 girls' team.Photo Keagan Elder / South Burnett Times Keagan Elder

Renee Irvine smashing world of women’s cricket

MURGON cricketer Renee Irvine has struck the bat again after a week in Hobart representing Queensland in the Under-15s.

The St Mary's Catholic College Kingaroy student has also been selected in the Australian Under-15 girls' development squad.

Renee said the team won seven out of eight games in Hobart.

"We did well, we killed it - we all performed our best throughout all the games," she said.

She said the most difficult part of playing down south was the wild weather.

"The hardest part was just trying to adapt to what we were playing in," she said.

"We had wild weather - it was hot one day and then raining the next and then windy. I'm not used to the cold weather.

"The ball was wet so you had to adapt to how you were bowling and there was a lot of practice that went into it."

Renee has been playing the sport since she was six-years-old and has moved from junior, to B grade and got into her first Wide Bay team when she was in Year 5.

"I just love playing with all my friends, challenging myself and playing against the guys - it feels pretty good to beat the boys," she said.

"It's just an exciting sport no matter what level you're at - just to see who comes out with the best batting score or who takes the most wickets and when you're chasing the ball in the field, that's always a bit of a rush."

Renee said she'd like to pursue the path of a professional cricket player.

"It's definitely easier than it used to be to become a professional women's player," she said.

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