Brother and sister off to represent region in cricket comps
SIBLINGS Nick and Carly Fuller are busy preparing for a full summer of cricket.
Both have been selected in Far North Coast teams to contest the NSW Country Championships next month.
Nick is well on his way to success with younger sister Carly not far behind him.
"I always played in the backyard with my brothers and took it up from there," Carly said.
"I saw Nick getting selected in (representative) teams and decided that was something I wanted as well."
Carly, 13, hopes to make the NSW Under-15 City team from the Country Championships.
Younger sister Jenna is also involved in the sport and is away playing in a FNC representative team this week.
Nick and Carly attend Trinity Catholic College and aren't the only brother-sister duo playing in FNC teams at the Country Championships.
Tobyn and Ciara Burvill also attend Trinity and are in the same team as Nick and Carly.
Nick will go into the Under-17 competition with plenty of confidence after a three-week tour in England and France during the off-season.
"It was a whole different experience playing somewhere like that," he said.
"It was hard to bat on some of the pitches but it has definitely helped me.
"I have a certain amount of runs I want to score this year and I want to stay in the top team at Casino."
The Fuller family started playing cricket in Kyogle before making the move to Lismore.
Nick played a handful of games in the FNC LJ Hooker League last season.
He also played in the Under-16 Bradman Cup side.
Carly was part of the North Coast team that took out the Under-15 Margaret Peden Shield.
An ongoing Achilles tendon injury from last season hasn't hindered her progress.
"It happened again two weekends ago and it's something that happens when I bowl," she said.
"It's improved this year and we'll have a good team at the country championships."