Delissa Kimmince kicks in a school visit with the Brisbane Lions as she mixes AFL and cricket.
Delissa Kimmince kicks in a school visit with the Brisbane Lions as she mixes AFL and cricket. Gerard Walsh

Delissa hits record score as forerunner to the final

CRICKET/AUSSIE RULES: Warwick sporting all-rounder Delissa Kimmince had statisticians going for the record books after scoring 169 not out for Gold Coast in a women's cricket match.

She opened the batting and was still at the wicket when the 50th over was bowled and the score 3-331.

Gold Coast dismissed UQ for 212 with co-captain Kimmince taking 3-26 off five overs at the weekend.

The 169 not out is the highest score of her career and only her third century.

"It was just one of those games when I felt in control all the way through,” she said.

The win secured a spot in this Sunday's grand final against competition leaders Sandgate Redcliffe at Allan Border Oval.

It was the highest score by a woman for the Gold Coast and one of the highest in the history of the Brisbane premier grade.

Kimmince is a member of the Brisbane Lions AFL women's squad and didn't know when she spoke to the Daily News today if she would be in the team to play GWS at South Pine Sports Complex on Saturday.

"We find out at training on Wednesday night or Thursday, it depends on injuries when they name the team,” she said.

Kimmince was in Warwick yesterday and today for visits to Scots PGC, Warwick East and Warwick Central state schools, the Redbacks sign-on and the Mayor's Leadership Breakfast.

"It was nice to go back home, I really enjoy going to schools and telling the students that you can grow up in a town like Warwick and make it to the top if you follow your heart and your dreams,” Kimmince said.

"It will be a busy weekend if I am playing AFL and cricket but it would be nice to get my first game out of the way in the AFL women's competition.”



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