CUT ABOVE: Georgia Redmayne batting for the Hobart Hurricanes against the Perth Scorchers in the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) last month. Redmayne was named Young women's Cricketer of the Year during the Allan Border Medal presentation night.
CUT ABOVE: Georgia Redmayne batting for the Hobart Hurricanes against the Perth Scorchers in the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) last month. Redmayne was named Young women's Cricketer of the Year during the Allan Border Medal presentation night. RICHARD WAINWRIGHT

Georgia making her mark in cricket

FORMER Alstonville cricketer Georgia Redmayne won the Betty Wilson Young Women's Cricketer of the Year award on Allan Border Medal night.

The 24-year-old received the honour voted by her peers as Australia's most promising rising player.

Redmayne is a wicketkeeper-batter for Tasmania and the Hobart Hurricanes, Australia A representative and soon-to-be doctor.

It was a reward for a 12-month period in which Redmayne scored 413 domestic runs - 284 more than the next eligible player - with 11 catches and one stumping.

The award, named in honour of one of Australia's greatest all-rounders, was introduced last year to recognise a player aged 24 or younger who had played 10 or fewer matches before December 5, 2016.

Voted on by Australian- based international, state and WBBL-contracted cricketers - with players unable to vote for people from their own state - it takes into account performances in the Women's National Cricket League, WBBL and games at international level between December 10, 2016, and November 28, 2017.

Redmayne's strong domestic summer in 2016-17 was enough to earn selection in the Australia A tour of Sri Lanka last April and represent a Cricket Australia XI in a tour match against England last November.

It started with a century in the 50-over national league - the first ever scored by a Tasmanian player - that despite falling outside the voting period, set the tone for a successful season in purple.

Redmayne scored 278 runs in WBBL 02 as the Hurri- canes made the semi-finals for the second year running, and completed 12 dismissals behind the stumps.

She started the 2017-18 national league season on a promising note, scoring 89 against WA.

It continued what's been an exciting rise with Tasmania and Hobart after missing out on a contract with either Sydney team in WBBL 01, and struggling to make an impact in a NSW system packed with talent.

More impressively, Redmayne's giant strides on the field have come while she juggles cricket with the heavy study load of a medicine degree at the University of New South Wales.



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