Creighton ready to take on best

Shannon BeattiePilbara News
Jessica Creighton has been selected to represent WA at a women's country cricket competition in Toowoomba.
Camera IconJessica Creighton has been selected to represent WA at a women's country cricket competition in Toowoomba. Credit: Shannon Beattie

A Karratha cricketer who has only been playing for two years has been selected to represent WA at a country competition for the second time.

Jessica Creighton, who plays locally for Pegs Creek, will head to Toowoomba next month for the Australian Country Cricket Championships.

She was first selected by head coach Angele Gray last year and after impressing for another season, has once again been chosen to take on the best women’s country cricket players from around Australia.

Grey said Creighton was a multi-talented athlete who contributed to the team in many ways.

“She has an excellent throw from her softball background, so in terms of her fielding capacity she adds enormous value,” she said.

“She’s also developed in to a genuinely great right-arm, medium-fast bowler, who bowls with a bit of out swing and pace is something which can be a real asset in the game.”

“Plus, with her softball background, she can hit a very big ball, so she’s also an asset with the bat and can hit the boundary.”

Creighton said she was really proud to be selected for the team again.

“It’s competitive but it’s a fun game, there’s no negativity and it’s just really enjoyable to play,” she said.

“For only having played for two years, it’s an achievement to get to this point but I want to keep trying to improve and see how far I can get,” she said.

Grey said the ACCC might not necessarily be the pinnacle for Creighton’s representative opportunities.

“We’re seeing all sorts of players being selected for the women’s Big Bash; they’re always looking for dynamic players and Jess is definitely one of those sorts of characters,” she said.

No matter what happens with her career from this point, Creighton just hopes to be a role model to young girls in cricket.

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