North West youngsters asked to step up for state carnival

NORTH West sends a side mixed with youth and experience to this week’s State CHS Girls Cricket Carnival in Nowra.

Tamworth South teacher, Beth Hodge, is the manager and coach of the side and she is hopeful of some bright performances from her squad.

“We play Riverina first up,” Hodge told The Leader.

“Hopefully it will be a good start for us on a level playing field.

“A lot of the girls are new to me. I had a few of them at the primary school level though.

“Hopefully they come together. We’ve got a mix of youth and experience.”

Narrabri’s Khiarni Cornish will be one of the team leaders.

She played for ACT in the Australian Under 18 Girls Championships last month, finishing sixth with her ACT side. Up and coming stars Dahlia Glennie (Narrabri) and Zoe Fleming (Gunnedah) played in last year’s national primary championships for NSW.

“They went to Bendigo for the national primary carnival and have to step up at this higher level. It’s also good to see a couple of Warialda girls in the side too,” she said of Tahlia Stevens and Taylah McClymont.


 Khiarni Cornish, Dahlia Glennie, Josie Wilson, Jessie Ross (Narrabri), Tayla Gilmore (Wee Waa), Zoe Fleming, Brady Harris, Kustiani Tuckerman (Gunnedah), Chloe Johnson (Macintyre), Letitia Hartley (Ashford), Taylah McClymont, Tahlia Stevens (Warialda).

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