Ballarat’s Emma Lynch has been selected in the All-Australian country women’s cricket team.
She was rewarded for her clean work with the wicketkeeping gloves for Victoria in the national championships.
The 21-year-old took nine catches and completed four stumpings – more dismissals than any other wicketkeeper at the carnival – as well as assisting with three run outs in eight games.
The former East Ballarat junior is one of four Victorian representatives among the 12 players in the all-star line-up after winning the Australian country title in Shepparton.
This is the first time Lynch, who first played in the championships four years ago, has received All-Australian selection.
She plays with Essendon Maribyrnong Park in Cricket Victoria’s premier women’s competition and is part of a Crickey Victoria futures development program.
Victoria 5-122 defeated Queensland 4-113 in a twenty20 match on Friday to secure the national title.