MOLLY’S BREAK­THROUGH CALL

Geelong Advertiser - - SPORT -

FOR­MER Kar­dinia In­ter­na­tional Col­lege stu­dent Molly Strano was fran­ti­cally reschedul­ing her life last night af­ter an un­ex­pected re­call to the Aus­tralian squad for Fri­day’s Ashes Twenty20 match in Syd­ney.

The 25-year-old Vic­to­rian had to or­gan­ise time off from her job at the Aus­tralian Crick­eters’ As­so­ci­a­tion and dump her mates — who were ex­pect­ing her to be be­hind the bar­be­cue on Satur­day night — all in the name of rep­re­sent­ing her coun­try.

Strano, who cap­tained a Cricket Aus­tralia XI against Eng­land this month, made her de­but for Aus­tralia in a T20 series against New Zealand in Fe­bru­ary and has been hon­ing her off-spin and bat­ting in a bid to be­come a first-choice all-rounder.

“I had to quickly run into work to­day and can­cel all of my shifts for the next two weeks,” she said yes­ter­day. “I was meant to host a bar­be­cue at my club on Satur­day night, too, so I’ve had to can that.”

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