MADDISON Elliott loves cricket.
She also happens to be very good at it!
This was emphasised last Sunday when she won a swag of trophies for the just completed Hamilton and District Women’s Cricket Association season.
Her trophy haul, which included the Spectator Player of the Year, reflected an outstanding season.
But the 17-year-old Baimbridge Students all-rounder was taking it all in her stride when she spoke with the Spectator.
“I was very happy with my form,” she said.
“(But) I was surprised how well I went in the awards.
“I did not expect that.”
Highly talented in all facets of the game, Elliott said she preferred batting.
“I usually open the batting,”she said.
“It is something that I enjoy.”
While Baimbridge Students missed out on a grand final appearance, the continued emergence of Elliott and the rest of the team augers well for the women’s competition.
“We are all 17, except for one who is 15,” Elliott said.
Elliott is recognised as a star on the rise in women’s cricket.
Cricket has played a major role in her family.
“My mum taught me how to play in the backyard,” Elliott said.
Full story in the Spectator on Saturday, December 14, 2013