"It's been a whole year without sport, I'm very much itching to get going again."
Warrnambool's Steph Townsend can't wait to play with Melbourne Cricket Club in Women's Premier Firsts this summer.
It comes after the cricket-netball star missed out on the chance to hit the court this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Townsend was set to coach Nirranda in the Warrnambool and District league before the season was cancelled.
She explained premier cricket had been delayed and expected it to up-and-going in late November.
Townsend said consistency would be MCC's focus.
"We're thereabouts, just need to string along some solid performances," she said.
Townsend has been training on her own and working on her bowling and batting.
I'm really looking forward to putting together a consistent summer with the bat, I haven't been able to for a couple of seasons.Steph Townsend
She's experimenting with her technique with the aim of becoming more a strike bowler.
The gun cricketer is working on the "nitty-gritty" of her batting.
"I'm really looking forward to putting together a consistent summer with the bat, I haven't been able to for a couple of seasons," she said.
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