After her first full season in orange, Emma Manix-Geeves is eager to end on an "exciting" note in this weekend's final against Clarence.
The Greater Northern Raiders keeper-batter has played an integral role in the Raiders' 2020-21 campaign after losing her state contract last year.
"The only way is forward ... that's been my mindset this year and I've had nothing to lose this season - it's been a very enjoyable for me," Manix-Geeves said.
In the 50-over format, the 20-year-old Riverside talent played six games, whacking 213 runs in that period.
This included a hard-earned 108-run innings against her upcoming opponents in the first match of the season.
Manix-Geeves has spent the last four weeks in Hobart after returning from WNCL duties, and rejoins the Raiders as they face the Kangaroos in the premier league final on Sunday.
She said making the final in the program's second year was great for not just the squad, but the program as a whole.
"I haven't been around the girls for the last couple of weeks but from what I can hear they're really excited and keen to get down here," Manix-Geeves said.
The Australian Indigenous representative said she wasn't surprised by the team's early success.
"We've been a tight-knit group for a couple of years now ... our state players Sasha [Moloney] and myself from the North and Corinne [Hall] who just fits in nicely for any team," Manix-Geeves said.
The Raiders will face a challenge in the final, however, with Clarence proving to be a deadly side in the one-day series.
The Southern juggernaut won all but one game this year, with the lone loss coming against the Raiders in January.
Batting opener Hollie Armitage has been a key cog in a pulverising Roos top order which included prominent Tassie players Erin Fazackerley, Heather Graham and Emma Thompson.
"I think we're feeling pretty good to be fair, we've had some good team performances and some really good individual performances so that should leave us in good stead for the final," Armitage said.
"We've really excelled in our 50-over comp this season so hopefully we can put on a good performance on Sunday.
"There seems to be a good atmosphere around the whole team as well so it's good to have a home final."
The Englishwoman said Fazackerley in particular had been a boost for the side in lieu of WNCL absences.
The only way is forward .. that's been my mindset this year and I've had nothing to lose this season...- Emma Manix-Geeves
This was particularly evident after she belted 190 runs against New Town in the final match of the regular season.
"You don't find many people who can really clear boundaries so, for us, leading up to the final in form like that is really exciting," she said.
While Armitage was confident in her side, she wasn't dismissive of the talent of the Raiders, particularly Moloney and Manix-Geeves.
"They're obviously two of their key players, especially with the bat," she said.
"They'll be two players we'll look to get out early that's for sure."
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