Ton of talent: A file picture of Sammy-Jo Johnson bowling for North Coast against Newcastle. The young Lismore all-rounder has made a great start to her season in England.
Ton of talent: A file picture of Sammy-Jo Johnson bowling for North Coast against Newcastle. The young Lismore all-rounder has made a great start to her season in England.

Sammy-Jo scores first century

LISMORE all-rounder Sammy-Jo Johnson has taken an immediate liking to English conditions by scoring her first century in any cricket.

The 17-year-old is playing for the Cumbria senior women’s team in England’s north.

In a match against a leading junior boys representative selection, Sammy-Jo scored 110 in her team’s total of 173.

Unfortunately the women still fell 17 runs short of victory.

Earlier, the Lismore youngster had taken 3-22 from eight overs with her medium-pacers.

Sammy-Jo is in England for five months.

She is being supported financially by the Lord’s Taverners Northern NSW branch based in Lismore, which was formed only last year.



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