Omitted from the Tasmanian set-up at the start of this season, Emma Manix-Geeves is a motivated cricketer.
The Greater Northern Raiders and Riverside keeper-batter has started season 2020-21 with a bang, scoring 438 runs at an average of 87.6 after adding an unbeaten 108 on Sunday to lead the Cricket Tasmania Premier League.
While the relegation has been a motivator throughout, she credits pre-season work with Raiders men's coach Tim Coyle as the main reason for her success.
"We just went right back to basics," she said.
"We've worked together in the past when I was sort of coming through the program and we just went right back to what we used to do and what works for me - spending time building the confidence back up.
"It's definitely a motivator to prove those people wrong and prove that I am good enough and should be there.
"I wouldn't say it's been at the front of my mind when I've been out there playing but when times get tough, it's what I've fallen back on."
Walking out in the first over of the Raiders' chase against Clarence after debutant Sasha Moloney fell for a golden duck, Manix-Geeves composed herself and took her time en route to the century.
With father Matt and younger brother - Riverside first-grader Jack - watching on, she was out in the middle for 177 minutes and 144 balls and overcame some shaky moments to record the third triple-figure score of the day, following in the footsteps of Emma Thompson (151) and Hollie Armitage (107).
"I got dropped a couple of balls before on like 98 or something and then Hollie put one in a little bit short and I rocked back and pulled it for four.
"Some were staying a bit low so looking back it might have been a risky shot but oh well, it paid off in the end.
"It [three centuries in one day] is unheard of in female cricket in Tassie so there are good signs.
"It says a lot about the Latrobe pitch and I think Hollie and Thommo batted extremely well, they were just class and they led the way. I just stuck out there for 50 overs and it came along at the end."
Originally planning to move to Victoria to play for premier league side Prahran before COVID-19 brought that to a halt, the 20-year-old looks certain to stay put in Tasmania.
Determined to get back on the state's contract list, she said she's confident that the selectors are looking and is hopeful of doing the work right under their noses.
The Australian indigenous representative has also taken over the senior women's coaching reins at Cricket North side Riverside, where she plied her trade before graduating to CTPL competition.
"Having been there before and then going away, you are sort of oblivious to what's happening here when you are away.
"Coming back here, there were a few things that I didn't like and I wanted to change so if you want something done, do it yourself.
"The girls have been great, they've really gotten around me and embraced me being there so hopefully the things I'm putting in place now can stay when potentially I do go back to Hobart.
"There's some good young talent there so I really hope that they continue on with what we've put in place and hopefully there's a few playing Raiders in the years to come."
The century overtook Manix-Geeves' previous CTPL top score of 75, which she made earlier this year.