Brown made her senior State debut in the Women’s National Cricket League on Thursday against Tasmania and reaped figures of 1/32 from seven overs.

The 16-year-old fast bowler has pace to burn and is currently the fastest bowler in the State and is also likely to be the quickest at the entire Under 18 Championships.

Head Coach, Darius Wyatt, says Brown will spearhead a group of young players to watch.

“Darcie is an exceptional talent and having made her debut for the Scorpions at just 16 years of age shows what she is capable of,” Wyatt said.

“Ella Wilson and Callie Wilson have both been key for their First Grade Southern District side this season and will definitely play important roles for us throughout the tournament.

“Emily Hinze (West Torrens) was in the CA XI at last year’s Under 18s and has really transformed herself from purely a pace bowler into a big-hitting allrounder.

“Tall offspinner, Lucy Bowering (Glenelg), is another player likely to have a great Championships – her height makes it challenging for batters to really attack.”

The Under 18 SA team is a relatively young side, with a number of players in their first year at this age level, after previously representing the State in the Under 15s.

SA's Gemma Kennedy has been named in the Cricket Australia XI side that will also compete in the tournament.

To view fixtures and results, visit the National Championships website.

South Australia Under 18 squad
Steph Beazleigh (c) (Northern Districts)
Lucy Bowering Glenelg)
Darcie Brown (Northern Districts)
Cate Dunemann (Northern Districts)
Emmerson Filsell (Northern Districts)
Paris Hall (West Torrens)
Emily Hinze West Torrens
Mikayla Mark (Glenelg)
Isobella Nitschke (Northern Districts)
Amy Peterson (Southern District)
Amelia Rault (Sturt)
Kasey Wendland (Northern Districts)
Ella Wilson (Southern District)
Callie Wilson (Southern District)

Head Coach: Darius Wyatt
Assistant Coach: Jess O’Reilly

South Australian CA XI representative
Gemma Kennedy (Southern District)