Local country cricket player Tegan McPharlin has just been announced as Captain of the Adelaide Strikers for the second Women’s Big Bash League after a successful captaincy of the SA Scorpions.
The 28 year old was named captain of the Breezair SA Scorpions in September, and has performed strongly across the season as opening batter and wicket-keeper, averaging 26.6 across the first five matches.
A local country girl from Balaklava in South Australia’s Mid North, Tegan found her flair for cricket through having brothers, and trying out a number of sports.
“I played multiple sports as a kid – cricket, basketball and hockey – but cricket was just the one that stuck out to me,” she told Flow FM.
Even as a child, Tegan knew that cricket was more than just a fun hobby to her.
“When I was able to make the Under 12’s state team and then progress through milo cricket and then junior cricket with the boys, that was probably the turning point,” she said.
The state champion has not looked back since, and continues to progress in her cricket career.
(Image source: Adelaide Strikers)