All-round effort by Angela
FAR North Coast product Angela Reakes scored a determined 60 against her former team in the Women's National Cricket League at the weekend.
Reakes is playing in her second season with the ACT Meteors after several years with the NSW Breakers.
She became a key wicket with the Breakers going on to win the game 13 runs after Reakes and Erin Osborne (78) were dismissed.
The former Bangalow all-rounder has always had plenty of ability with the ball but has better chance of national selection as an all-rounder if she continues to score runs.
She made her debut as a leg spinner with NSW in 2009 before moving to Canberra to establish herself as an all-rounder.
Reakes works as an exercise physiologist with Elite Rehab and Sports Physiotherapy in the ACT.
She has also recommitted to the Sydney Sixers for the Women's Big Bash League which starts next month.
"I've been able to secure some leave from work and spend more time in Sydney with the squad,” she said of balancing the workload this WBBL season.
"Last year I had to juggle a bit of both and commute between Sydney and Canberra, so this year will be easier.
"We were lucky to build a really strong bond last season as a group and I can't wait to get back into that environment and see where this year can take us.”
Reakes featured in the top 10 of the WBBL last season for her strike rate (115.38) and was
one of the stand-out fielders in the tournament, taking five catches.
This season for the ACT Meteors in the WNCL she has scored 117 runs and taken two wickets in four games.
The Sixers squad includes Australian players Ellyse Perry and Alyssa Healy and Maclean
youngster Carly Leeson.
They will start their WBBL02 campaign on December 11 at North Sydney Oval against the Brisbane Heat.