WORLD SERIES CALL FOR HARDWORKING SISTERS
THE Dixon sisters will have their family name up in lights at this year’s Indoor Cricket World Series.
Katrina, 14, and Samantha, 16, will play in Australia’s 17 and Under girls team at the upcoming four- nations tournament in Brisbane, following the footsteps of oldest sister Meagan, 18, who is an experienced Australian junior representative.
Samantha and Katrina are making their 17 years and Under Australian debuts but Samantha gained valuable
international experience after playing alongside Meagan in last year’s Australian Under- 20 ladies team.
“Meagan blazed a trail and her sisters have followed,” Townsville Cricket spokesman and Australian 17 years and Under coach Peter Fry said.
“They are a real sporting family and they all strive to be as good as each other and we have such a great group of girls here in Townsville that it’s only natural that – after being around them and training with them – they would reach such a high level.
“It’s a great result for the hard work they do and the passion they have for the sport.” Samantha and Katrina were part of Queensland’s 17 years and Under girls squad that finished runners up to New South Wales Country at this year’s nationals, with their strong performances resulting in Australian team selection.
Fellow Townsville squad member Blayne Gibbs also impressed selectors by making the Australia A 17 and Under girls team.
“This is an exciting time for the sport and a great achievement for these local players to showcase their talents at this level,” Townsville Junior Indoor Cricket president Peter Busch said. “It is good to see these players who have come through the local junior ranks achieve this honour of representing their country.”
Meagan and Samantha will have a welcome lead- up to the World Series at next week’s Open Nationals, playing in Queensland’s Open Women’s team.
They will be joined at the nationals by other Townsville products Rhys Dearness, Andrew Boyle and Hayden Searle ( QLD Open Men), Courtney Hewitt and Kaitlyn Harris ( QLD Open Women) and Jake Rebgetz, Brad Williams and Jordan Floyd ( QLD U19s).
TALENTED TRIO: Townsville sisters Meagan, 18, Katrina, 14, and Samantha Dixon, 16, are all representing Australia at the upcoming Indoor Cricket World Series.