Trio named in Country team
Several of the region’s finest young female cricketers will compete at the highest level in Victoria next month.
Meg Thompson, Emma Bresser and Hannah Biddulph all started their careers playing as juniors in the Busselton-Margaret River Cricket Association.
The trio have won selection in the WA Women’s Country squad and will compete in the National Championship carnival in Shepparton in January.
Thompson, who started with the Yobs, is making her third tour with the Country XI, as is Biddulph, from the Cowaramup club and still plays for the side when home from university where she’s studying veterinary science.
Bresser is from Nannup and will make her first trip, though she is one of the team’s two vice-captains.
Biddulph had a long involvement in the sport through her family and often padded up for the boys’ side during her time in the region.
Her stint included playing in the successful Vasse under-16 premiership team in 2015.
Her father Bob Biddulph, a Bulls stalwart, said his daughter’s career was buoyed by a surging national interest in women’s cricket.
“This has meant Hannah has had the opportunity to be involved with specialised coaching opportunities run by the WACA, both in Bunbury and Perth,” he said.
Despite the honours, Biddulph said his daughter wasn’t motivated by State selection.
“She just enjoys having fun in a good team environment and enjoys playing to the best of her abilities each time she takes the field, and isn’t that what the best sport is all about?”
The local players fly out on January 3 and readers can follow their progress online at MyCricket’s Australian Country Championships page.
Cricketers Meg Thompson, Emma Bresser and Hannah Biddulph.