THE lessons learnt on the playing fields of the South West Cricket Association (SWC) will be put into practice at international level next week.
Former Mortlake player Georgia Wareham has been selected in the Australian women's one-day squad to play against New Zealand.
The first of the three-game series will be played in Perth next Friday.
Wareham, whose leg-spin will be a major weapon for the Aussies, said her formative years at Mortlake were invaluable.
"Most of the things I know about cricket I learnt playing at Mortlake," Wareham said.
"I still get messages from the guys saying they are keeping up with the scores, it's pretty special."
Wareham will take plenty of momentum into the one-day series, having had her talents recognised at the Australian Cricket Awards night this week.
Wareham was named the 2019 Betty Wilson Young Cricketer of the Year.
"On a night like that it was pretty special to have everyone in the one place at the same time," she said.
"Anytime you get to be around elite players it's exciting.
"Women's cricket is getting more recognition.
"Having the name of the night changed to the Australian Cricket Awards was a big step in acknowledging what we do.
"We are lucky to be coming into the game at this time."
After starring in Australia's Twenty20 World Cup win last year, Wareham said she was looking forward to the longer format of one-day cricket.