Clayfield Student to play County Cricket

Talented Year 12 student and cricket all-rounder, Abby Harris has the opportunity of a lifetime to travel the UK to upgrade her already high calibre cricket skills. The 18-year-old will be departing for England this month for a stint with Staffordshire in Women’s County Cricket First XI and the Central Sparks pathway squad in a professional environment. Harris has already played 12 years of amateur cricket and is looking to make her mark on the big leagues in England.

The UK experience will be like no other with a chance for player development and the opportunity to experience a new culture. 

Clayfield College Principal Dr Andrew Cousins is incredibly proud of Abby’s achievements and says that  the College is privileged to support her educational journey.  

"As an elite athlete Abby is part of our Shine Sporting Program which provides both sporting as well as scholastic support for students and we are pleased to see the results of this program, along with Abby's hard work and dedication paying off."  

Abby already captains the Clayfield College Open Women’s team and represented Queensland in the 16-19 Years Schoolgirls division where they took on New South Wales late last year. Abby has also been a part of the Queensland Cricket pathway, being recognised as a player of interest at multiple underage State Championships.

Abby is an integral part of her Brisbane club, Valley’s District Cricket Club, being one of very few to play over 100 matches in the Senior Women’s Premier Cricket. With 78 wickets to her name and an economy of just 4.15 for the club, Abby is building a formidable record.