Caitlin making a name in national women's cricket Caitlin making a name in national women's cricket

Sixteen-year-old Caitlin Mair has returned triumphant after an exceptional performance at the Female National Cricket Championships in Hobart.

The St Rita’s College student plays in the Queensland U18 team, who snagged an equal first in the 50 Over games and second place in the Twenty20s.

Gracing the Tasmanian pitches with nine catches and five stumpings for the competition, Caitlin also went on to receive the age group’s Most Dismissals by a Fielder Award for 2019/2020.

“In the T20’s my team performed very well and made it to the final at Blundstone Arena, which was huge,” Caitlin said.

“In the 50 Over competition we did very well again and made it to the finals against ACT/NSW Country.”

Caitlin said wet weather threatened the team’s performance at the final but they were able to pull through.

“We went into bowl first and got the first two wickets in the first ten overs,” she said.

Caitlin Mair bats at the Female National Cricket Championships. PHOTO: Brody Grogan

“We were so excited when they announced we had tied first with ACT/NSW Country, as it had looked like they were going to win."

Caitlin, who was selected as a member of the Queensland U18 Female Training Squad in April 2019, said she had been playing for six years.

“My younger brother got me into cricket as I used to go and watch his games and sometimes had to fill in,” she said. 

“I like how it’s such a social sport and you make so many friends from playing it.”

Caitlin says she looks forward to what 2020 will bring for her cricketing career.