Players and officials in the Under 12 Cricket Carnival.
Players and officials in the Under 12 Cricket Carnival.

One to watch in junior cricket

It wouldn’t be summer in Australia without cricket. This week saw around 200 kids taking part in the 27th annual Lismore Under 12 Cricket Carnival.

Teams have come from all over the state and local cricket watchers say captain of the Hunter Valley team, Maisy Gibson, is a player to watch for the future.

She is an accomplished leg-spinner who has already played in the Under 17 Country Championships in 2008 and the Under 15 Country Championships in 2009 (as vice captain).

The talented young cricketer is honing her skills at the renowned Hunter Sports High School and plays in the men’s third grade competition in Singleton, having amassed an impressive 18 wickets already this season. Confirming that talent runs in the family, her 15-year-old brother Abe is currently competing in the Bradman Cup competition (Under 16) in Wollongong.

It is easy to see that Maisy has a maturity beyond her tender years and has outstanding leadership skills and an ability to read the game. I believe she could be a future Australian player.


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