JESS Davidson is a talented young cricketer preparing to play for NSW for a second season.
The 12-year-old Year 6 Calrossy Anglican School student helped CIS win the recent State PSSA Girls’ Championship in Dubbo and was promptly selected in the NSW primary side to play in the national championship in Brisbane in January.
She was also a member of the NSW team that won the national series in Darwin earlier this year.
The shy young lady was all smiles for The Leader yesterday to celebrate her State selection.
Jess has been playing cricket for four seasons and enjoys a game where her older brother Lachlan is also a talented young seam bowler, already playing first grade for Bective-East.
She also plays in the Bective Bulls’ fourth grade side at the moment, enjoying all her cricket and looking forward to Brisbane and a second national tournament.
Jess’s efforts in Dubbo were impressive too.
Against Hunter she scored 50 and took 1-6 then claimed the same figures against Sydney West whilst making 47.
She also took 2-9 against North West and in the final she retired after making 50 and took a wicket as well.
A talented athlete, who also represented CIS in discus and plays hockey, she is an outstanding young sports girl, Calrossy Anglican School sports co-ordinator Tim Callaghan said.
“She is a very talented little girl,” he said.
“She has represented CIS the last three years in cricket and now made the NSW PSSA side for a second year in succession.”