ALLANSFORD-PANMURE bowler Grace Schrama says having familiar faces in Geelong Cricket Club's Victorian Premier Cricket squad will make the transition to senior cricket more comfortable.
The 14-year-old found out during the week she was one of seven Warrnambool and District Cricket Association prospects named in GCC's inaugural women's squad for the 2021-22 VPC season.
Nestles sisters Ruby and Ella Couch, Nirranda's Sophie Walsh, Port Fairy's Maddie Green, Brierly-Christ Church's Charlotte Poyner and Merrivale's Lila Wilkinson also feature on the 30-strong list.
Several other south-west prospects - including Hamilton district players Caeleigh Humphries, Aisha Hendriks and Marni Luhrs - were also selected.
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Schrama, a right-arm pace bowler, said she was looking forward to experiencing a new level of cricket with her fellow WDCA exports.
She said she was embracing the challenge of playing senior cricket.
Geelong Cricket Club will initially field seconds and thirds teams in the state's top competition.
The Gator, who will play in the under 17 girls and under 15 boys competitions this season, said she was stoked to score selection in the squad and looked forward to meeting the rest of the squad.
Schrama, a year nine Emmanuel College student, said she was eager to keep improving and "seeing where it takes me".
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She said she wanted to improve her batting and make more runs playing in the middle order.
The South Warrnambool footballer and netballer said she was looking to put her interrupted winter sports behind her and focus on her cricket.
She was meant to play in the Western Victoria Female Football League's under 18 girls grand final but it was called off due to coronavirus restrictions on community sport.
Schrama was introduced to cricket by her father Matt and older brother Harry.
She has been playing for four years now and is a member of Vic Country's under 16 squad.
The talented teenager is also eyeing a spot in the Western Waves under 14 squad.
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