Former Riverside captain Sophie Parkin has been selected as the Hurricanes Foundation female Northern rookie for 2018-19.
The 17-year-old all-rounder, who plays for University in the Women's Premier League, was chosen by head coach Salliann Briggs following trials at the NTCA.
“It's really important that we make sure we are giving as many people who we think are talented within this state a chance to experience this environment,” Briggs said.
“What stood out for us about Sophie was that she's very talented with both bat and ball.”
The program aims to give talented young players their first taste of what's involved with being a member of the Hurricanes squad.
“We think that she's got the potential to get a contract,” Parkin added.
After collecting 20 wickets at 6.05 to tie for the player of the year award, Parkin was a member of the Hurricanes women's development squad which played two matches against Sydney Thunder in Latrobe last week.
She took to the field alongside 2017-18 Northern rookie and former Blues clubmate Emma Manix-Geeves, who now holds a full contract.
“I'm really honoured to get this opportunity to be around the girls and to learn from them,” she said.
“I've been training really hard and working on improving my game.”
Parkin will join the squad until the home game against Perth Scorchers on December 18 before back-to-back matches against Brisbane Heat at Launceston's UTAS Stadium.
Cricket Tasmania has named state under-13 boys’ and girls’ squads to travel to Victoria to play Cricket Southern Bayside in January.
Each squad will play two T20 matches and two 40 over matches in Malvern East from January 21-25.
Cricket Tasmania high performance youth pathway coach Clinton Reid, who will coach the side, said: “Our aim is to be able to stretch our best young players at this age group and provide them with the opportunity to play against quality opposition.”
- Under-13 boys: Kaidyn Apted (Riverside), Hamish Ayliffe (Kingborough), Jack Callinan (North Hobart), Ethan Clark (Devonport), Zac Curtain (Kingborough), Connor Downham (Kingborough), Joseph McGann (Lindisfarne), Angus McKenzie (Lindisfarne), Aidan O’Connor (Riverside), Luke Quinlan (North Hobart), Zac Spinks (Circular Head), Alex Tubb (Cressy CC); coach Clinton Reid, assistant Nigel Horsley, manager John Hayes
- Under-13 girls: Laura Scott (University), Jayde Davis (North Hobart), Meg Harrison (Kingborough), Jessica Owen (Kingborough), Shelby Leonard (Kettering), Josie Rose (Kingborough), Natalia Byrne (Launceston), Claire Alexander (South Launceston), Amy Furlonge (South Launceston), Montanna Arnold (Brighton Eagles), Jessica Ransley (Clarence), Maggie Rogers (N Hobart); coach Todd Pinnington, assistant Taylah Purton