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Darling Downs Cricket: Q & A with Tamara Gardiner

17/10/2013

​ Our interview with Tamara Gardiner following her successful campaign to join the Darling Downs (DD) Cricket Team:

1)      What did you have to achieve to make it to DD?

“I had to trial against 50 other girls of similar age for a position in the Under 15’s squad.”

2)      Who else from this school went to the trials?

“No-one else from LDHS went to the trials.”

3)      Where is the next stage?

“The next stage is in the Barossa Valley, Melbourne.”

4)      When is the next stage?

“Late December to early January.”

5)      When was the DD Cricket Trials held?

“Around 3 months ago at Slade Park in Warwick.”

6)      What do you do to practice and prepare for these trials?

“I bowl at a set of stumps that has been set up in our shed as well as using a bowling machine to improve my batting skills.”

7)      How far have you made it in cricket trials before?

“I have played for the QLD girls side and our team finished the competition as undefeated champions.”

8)      Do you participate in outer school cricket clubs or events?

“ Yes. I play for the Lockyer Valley rep team and for the Gatton Fordsdale Bulls.”

9)      Would you encourage other people to participate in cricket activities?

“Yes! It’s a great sport for girls and boys. I think everyone should at least try it.”

10)  Overall, how well do you think your performances at the trials were?

“My performance at the trials was excellent. Although I could have improved with my batting skills.”

11)  Do you see yourself taking up cricket up as a career in the future?

“Yes, definitely. I hope to be a professional cricket player.”

12)  Would you like to represent the world one day?

“Maybe. If the chance arose one day and also if I improved on my batting skills slightly."

We would like to congratulate Tamara on her amazing effort at the cricket trials. We hope that you all would support Tamara in future trials and events. Good Job and good luck!

 

By Montana Olm and Phoebe Collier