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8 December, 2021

Brooke bats her way to Brisbane

IN just two short years since she picked up a bat, Mareeba’s Brooke Butler has made a name for herself on the cricket pitch.

Mareeba junior cricketer Brooke Butler has been named captain of her U15 Girls Northern Flames side for their upcoming carnival in Brisbane.

Brooke’s cricketing career started when she was asked by her sister Kelsey, to fill in for their side – she then gained a hunger for the sport and has continued to play ever since. With no junior ladies’ side in Mareeba, Brooke has been playing in the club’s mixed tier three side. 

She hasn’t let anything stand between her and playing cricket. Brooke plays against and often outplays the boys in batting, bowling and fielding. In recognition of her success and hard work, Brooke has now been named captain for the U15 girls Northern Flames representative side. 

Despite only being 14-years old, Brooke isn’t letting the heat of the Flames get the better of her and is excited to take on the best of the best in Queensland in Brisbane. 

“It’s a lot of pressure, you have to go down there and set an example for the girls” Brooke said. 

“So, I’m a bit nervous but I think I’ll be alright. 

“I’m excited I think it will be good there will be a lot of good players so I’m nervous to face them.” 

Quoting herself as an allrounder, Brooke has achieved a high score of 30 with the bat and bowling figures of 3/15 over her career. 

Brooke will be venturing down to Brisbane from 13 to 16 of December to play off against the other Queensland representative teams.

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