Mortlake cricket export Georgia Wareham has homework – on and off the field.
Wareham, 18, who is currently studying exercise science in Melbourne, is coming off her first season with the Victorian women’s cricket team and has been given some advice on how to improve her game during the off-season months.
“The best advice I received was just building confidence and having a significant plan with my game, so I know what I'm doing when I go out to bowl or bat and sticking to that,” she said. “It's about focusing on the opponents I will be facing, so watching footage and taking notes on the little things they do and then putting that into place when it comes to game time.”
Wareham recently completed a three-week tour of South Africa in April where she was part of a successful under 19 Australian team which played England and South Africa’s academy teams in a tri-series which involved two twenty20s and one-dayers.
“It was good playing for my country and against other international players, it was a really eye-opening experience,” the leg spinning all-rounder said.
“We won the final over there so it was a successful three weeks and it was really good to be able to play some international cricket and play with and against some quality players.”
Wareham, who was named in the 16-strong Victorian team for the 2018-19 summer, said she was eager to enter another Women's National Cricket League season.
“I’m looking forward to another year,” she sad. “We have had a bit of a change up in the squad this year and we will be looking to improve on last year. We have such a young side this year that just needs to get experience and develop and go on from there.”
Wareham will soon head to Brisbane with the national performance squad on a three-week camp at the National Cricket Centre.