ONE of Gunnedah's fastest rising cricket stars has been honoured for a stellar summer of cricket.
Zoe Fleming was named Central North's female cricketer of the season, off the back of an impressive display at the country championships.
"My summer wasn't too bad, but unfortunately we had a bit of a terrible time as a Central North team," Fleming said.
"It rained throughout the whole carnival and we only got one modified game in, which was disappointing. It was still a great experience though."
Taking her talents on the road, Fleming spent the season playing club cricket in Sydney.
"I picked up a few wickets while bowling, which was good," she said.
"I didn't get much of a chance to bat this season, so that's something I will be looking to improve upon for next season."
Fleming said cricket was her passion and she would strive to go "as far as possible".
"I really love my cricket so I'll be working hard to be the best I can be," she said.
"After I finish school most of my focus will be on sport and doing what I can to get better."
Late last year, Fleming was also named in Group 4's women's nines representative team an honour she took seriously.
"I love my footy as well," she said.
"There is probably a time not too far away where I will have to decide one over the other.
"Cricket is probably in the lead at this stage to be honest."
The Gunnedah High School year 12 student credited her 2018 selection in the Australian Aboriginal XI squad as a catalyst for her love of cricket.
"It was such a good experience to tour with that side," she said.
"To play alongside the likes of Australian player Ash Gardner and learn from her was awesome.
"I think it has had a big influence on my cricket so far."
In the short-term future, Fleming will recover from a knee injury she sustained during a rugby nines game last year.
"I tore my ACL, which was disappointing but it's on the mend at the moment," she said.
"From what I understand, I will be out for the rest of this year but hopefully I should be back next year."