Last summer's Hobart Hurricanes' female Northern rookie program recipient has hailed the experience as one she will never forget.
Speaking as the hunt goes on for more nominees for this summer, former Riverside captain Sophie Parkin said the opportunity to spend time in the Hobart Hurricanes' was a beneficial one.
"It was a pretty special experience as not many girls get to spend that sort of time with the Hurricanes,'' she said.
"I knew some of the girls from playing in Hobart, but it was really good to get to know (coach) Salliann Briggs a bit more to know what she is looking for from players when they get to that professional level.
"I really enjoyed training at that level as I now know what have to do get into the Tigers and Hurricanes squad.
"The overall experience was pretty good, but I really enjoyed on game days being in the team meeting, seeing how they go through their warm-ups and how they review the game, which provided me with a really good insight."
Medium bowler Parkin, encouraged young female cricketers from the North-West Coast and the North to try out for the program, with the next trial day at the NTCA Ground in Launceston on Saturday from 9am.
The 18-year-old, who played for University last summer, indicated there was a good chance she would be lining up for the Greater Northern Raiders in their debut CTPL summer.