KATELYN Fryett admits she took on board the lessons learnt after losing her Shooting Stars contract into last season's WNCL with the Tasmanian Roar.
The 21-year-old fast bowler, originally from Bracknell, used that to good effect, taking nine wickets from six matches at 25.44 on her way to winning her way back onto the national list, one below the world champion Southern Stars contract list.
``I just wasn't bowling consistent enough, and I knew that myself, and a real focus for me was just to increase my volume of bowling at training and take that confidence into games,'' Fryett said.
``Previously I had put pressure on myself, when I last got a contract, to represent Australia, where now I know what needs to be done to achieve at this level.''
Despite playing against the touring England side in January, Fryett said the contract was still a surprise.
The Shooting Stars contract list has an emphasis this year on the development of young players as there are no major ICC events in the short term.
Women's national selection panel chairwoman Julie Savage said the intention of the program was to provide an accelerated learning environment for the best young talent in the country who have the potential to progress to the Southern Stars in the next two to four years.
It allows Fryett, a University of Tasmania pharmacy student based in Hobart, the opportunity to train in Brisbane at cricket's Centre of Excellence with the Southern Stars, experiencing tours similar to Australia A for the men.