Catherine Welsh and Lily Maw played for Darling Downs in the state championships in primary school cricket.
Catherine Welsh and Lily Maw played for Darling Downs in the state championships in primary school cricket. Gerard Walsh

Lily bowls them over

LILY Maw will wear Queensland colours for the first time after taking 5-13 off four overs at the Queensland Primary School Girls Cricket Championships in Brisbane.

Lily, who attends Wheatvale State School, and Yangan student Catherine Welsh played for the Darling Downs team which finished fourth in the state championships.

Catherine hit the second top score in three games.

She scored 16 in a win against Metropolitan North, 14 in a victory against Metropolitan East and 12 in a win against South West.

Lily will play for the Queensland Invitation XI in the nationals in the Barossa Valley in December.

She is a medium pace bowler who predominately bowls in-swingers.

"I have just started training under Peter Kimmince and he is urging me to keep my arms straight when bowling to get more power," she said.

"I would like to play cricket in Brisbane one day like Delissa Kimmince and play for Australia."

Last weekend, the girls played their first games with the boys in under-15s.



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