Siena battles for Qld
SIENA Johnson may only be 15 but her talent has gained her selection in the Queensland Under-18 women’s cricket team.
The Biggenden girl is part of the team playing in the Australian championships at Ballarat.
The team flew out from Brisbane on Tuesday bound for Melbourne and games started yesterday.
But gaining state selection isn’t new to Johnson, who made the Queensland U15 teams for the past two years. In 2011 she was named in the honorary Australian team.
Before leaving Biggenden last week, Johnson said she looked forward to the championships.
“I’m pretty excited but a bit worried about the fires in the Ballarat area so hope we can play,” she said.
Johnson had just completed Year 10 at Ipswich Girls Grammar after gaining a scholarship last year.
“It was a big change from Biggenden but I love it,” she said.
After playing with the boys in the Bundaberg junior competition, Johnson now plays A-grade
“I’m excited but worried about fires.”
women’s cricket forWest’s Bulldogs Club where competition is of a higher standard.
This team includes a number of Queensland and Australian players, including Australian captain Jodie Fields and young Kingaroy star Holly Ferling.
Johnson recently captained the school’s girls MetWest team which improved from the previous year to equal second in the Toowoomba carnival.
She averaged around 40 runs for the carnival and picked up wickets with her spin bowling in the 25-over format competition.
Johnson is looking at social work as a future career but, in the meantime, will keep playing and enjoying her cricket.
“Along the way if I keep improving I could fulfil my ambition of playing with the Queensland Fire,” she said.
Follow the team’s progress at cricket.com.au.
AUSSIE TITLES: Biggenden's Siena Johnson is playing in Ballarat with the Queensland U18 women's cricket team.