Former Alstonville cricketer Georgia Redmayne celebrates after hitting the winning runs against ACT.
Former Alstonville cricketer Georgia Redmayne celebrates after hitting the winning runs against ACT. Rick Smith

Georgia's Tasmania move pays off

A MOVE to Tasmania has paid dividends for Far North Coast product Georgia Redmayne in the Women's National Cricket League.

Redmayne scored her second century of the season and picked up player-of-the match honours with 116 runs against Western Australia at the weekend.

She became the first women's player to score a ton for Tasmania in a thrilling final-ball win where she scored 114 not out against the Australian Capital Territory last month.

Former Lismore cricketer Simon Milenko has also moved to Tasmania this year after a stint with the Queensland Bulls.

New South Wales has proved to be a starting point only for plenty of FNC cricketers with Lismore junior Tom Cooper making the move to South Australia many year ago.

He has found some form with the bat recently scoring 138 for the Redbacks against Western Australia last month.

He also scored 52 in the second innings of a Sheffield Shield match against Queensland at the Gabba on Sunday.

The trio are not alone with Bangalow product Angela Reakes now in her second season with the ACT Meteors.

Meanwhile, Redmayne is currently the fourth highest run-scorer in the WNCL with 295.

She is a left-handed bat and has plenty to offer the Australian Shooting Stars side with her ability behind the stumps at wicket keeper.

Redmayne will also play for the Hobart Hurricanes in the women's Big Bash twenty20 competition next month while Reakes is gearing up for another season with the Sydney Sixers.



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