TEENAGE cricketer Hannah Rooke is planning for a busy summer schedule despite coronavirus restrictions denying her a chance to go back-to-back in the Youth Premier League.
The Warrnambool teenager took 2-20 in Western Waves' under 17 state championship win in January and had hoped to represent the south-west region again.
But Cricket Victoria cancelled the 2020-21 competitions - featuring multiple regional and metropolitan age groups - on Thursday.
"It's a bit of a shame, coming off such a high I suppose after a good win last year," Rooke said.
"We had a great team and we had a few people who were still (eligible) for the team this year.
"Hopefully there's going to be some more opportunities come up just after this."
Rooke, 15, hopes the YPL can return to the cricket calendar in 12 months' time.
"I hope so, it was such a good carnival last year with a great bunch of girls and just to be around some of the older girls was unreal," she said.
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"I hope it can get back up and running but we'll just have to see how everything pans out with COVID."
The all-rounder is hopeful her remaining playing options come to fruition soon.
She plays for Warrnambool and District Cricket Association club Brierly Christ-Church in both the girls and boys' competitions.
Outdoor sport in regional areas can resume when step three of the state government's roadmap to re-opening is introduced. It is expected to be implemented shortly.
Rooke, who is also part of the Vic Country under 16 program, might have to wait a bit longer for to make her Victorian Premier Cricket debut - that competition is based in metropolitan Melbourne - after joining Essendon Maribyrnong Park Ladies Cricket Club.
"There's a new division three coming out and that's taking on up-and-coming youth," she said.
"(I'd like to play) division three for starters and it would just be good to get into the club and see how it all goes."
The Warrnambool College student is a spin bowler and middle order batter who is eager to return to group training with her teammates after months of lockdown.