The group of Under-19 cricketers collected four wins out of five against WA at home, and three victories out of five against NSW away in Campbelltown across 50-over and Twenty20 formats.
Amongst the host of talent was captain Stephanie Beazleigh of Northern Districts, who topped the run-scoring after all matches, including 213 runs in the Twenty20 games at an average of 71 and a strike-rate of 114.
Leg-spinner Sanigdha Bansal snared the most wickets for SA with 18 at an average of 11.3, and Emmeron Fisell was effective with the new ball throughout with 12 wickets at 10.7 including multiple top-order scalps.
Wicketkeeper-batter Paris Hall enjoyed a strong campaign with 224 runs and 11 dismissals, and vice-captain Ella Wilson could not be left out of games with an astonishing seven catches and three run-outs.
“These performances highlight the tireless efforts of the group throughout a challenging season,” coach Darius Wyatt said.
“They each displayed team-first behaviours and as coaching group, including the support of Jessica O'Reilly, we are thrilled with these results and the growth of our program.”
Most promising for SA is that Beth Worthley, Eleanor Larosa, Bansal and Maggie Clark are all eligible for the Under-16 National Championships in 2022, highlighting the acceleration of women’s cricket in the State.
Australian bowler Darcie Brown was unavailable due to the New Zealand tour.
SACA Under-19 squad
Stephanie Beazleigh (c)
Ella Wilson (vc)