Inverell sisters form a sister ACT

THEY say good things come in threes and in the case of Inverell’s Lennon sisters that certainly rings true.

The three of them – Kate, Sarah and Claire – are among the most talented young female cricketers in the country and are this week in Sydney for the National U15s Championships.

Kate and Sarah have been picked up by ACT and will play for them, while Claire is a reserve.

She’s the youngest of the three and still has another couple of years in the U15s.

“It’s going to be so good,” she said. “I help them warm-up before they bat and bowl.”

They’ve been down in camp with their ACT team-mates since Sunday ahead of tomorrow’s opening game.

Tamworth’s Rhiannon Graham and Narrabri’s Khiarni Cornish have also been drafted into the ACT side.

“It’s really exciting,” Kate said.

She’s been picked mainly as a batter.

“I’ll find out more at the training camp but that’s what I did at the Country Championships,” she said.

Twin sister Sarah will be the opposite. Her main role will be with the ball.

“I did bat and bowl but I’m mainly a bowler,” she said.

“But it really depends on the people down there.”

Both were caught by surprise by the invitation. When they didn’t make the NSW side they thought they’d missed out on the nationals.

“We didn’t expect it at all. It was a really nice surprise,” they said.

What makes it even better is that the three of them get to experience it together.

“We’re all excited that all three of us get to have an opportunity,” Sarah said.

They don’t get to play together too often – at least with Claire – being different ages.

Brother Mitch is also pretty handy and on the weekend was trialling for a spot in the Central North Bradman Cup side, and is good for training with too.

“We have a cricket net in the backyard,” Sarah said.

“We bat and bowl to each other.”

All three have played at a nationals before making the NSW PSSA side. 

Claire was in it last year and Kate and Sarah the year before that, so they know what the standard will be like.

“Having that experience definitely helps,” Kate said.

It will be a bit different this time around though, with a few of their Blues team-mates from then in the NSW side.

Similarly, they’ll probably be playing with a few girls they played against.

Their first game is against Victoria tomorrow. They then face Western Australia on Friday morning and NSW in the afternoon, South Australia in another Twenty20 game on Sunday and Tasmania in a one-dayer on Monday.

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