6 March, 2023
Butler to rep sunshine colours
MAREEBA cricket Star Brooke Butler will be taking her talents to Rockhampton in the coming weeks to play for Sunshine Coast at the Schoolgirls State Titles.
Being one of the biggest cricket talents to come out of Mareeba, Butler made her name known on the pitch during peninsula last year and now the south-eastern team has called her in to make up their 16-19 years girl team.
“They didn’t have enough girls for the team so they asked me to play for them,” she said.
“I couldn’t believe it – this is a good opportunity to get out there and play against different girls and meet new people in the sport.
“I am going to have my a-game on and do the best I can in every game I play. I am just trying to stay confident and I’m ready to go in with a good attitude.”
This is the first time Butler has played against women in this age group, but the level of expertise from her competition has not depleted her confidence yet.
Training hard and more often, she is prepared to take on the competition with her new team.
“I know a couple of girls from competitions I played last year and they are incredibly talented down there,” she said.
“They have better coaching opportunities down there and are at a very different skill level but I’m going to give it my best shot and hopefully I will come home with a win.”
Butler will be competing from the 13 to 16 March in Rockhampton.