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Meg Phillips (born 2 February 1996) is an Australian cricketer who plays as an all-rounder for Tasmanian Roar and Hobart Hurricanes.[1] She has also played county cricket for Lancashire,[2] and semi-professional basketball for Launceston Tornadoes.[3]

Meg Phillips
Personal information
Full nameMeg Phillips
Born (1996-02-02) 2 February 1996 (age 23)
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium
RoleAll-rounder
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2011–Tasmanian Roar
2015–Hobart Hurricanes (squad no. 10)
Source: Cricinfo, 4 June 2017

From Evandale in northern Tasmania, Phillips was educated at Scotch Oakburn College in Launceston.[4] She made her debut for Tasmanian Roar as a 16 year old against the ACT Meteors in 2011.[2] At that time, she was one of the youngest cricketers playing in an Australian senior cricket team.[5]

In January 2012, Phillips captained the Tasmanian team in the Cricket Australia Under-18 Female Championships at Ballarat in Victoria.[6] Also in 2012, she was named young female cricketer of the year.[3] In March 2013, she debuted for Scotch Oakburn College's senior firsts cricket team, and was said to be the first female ever to have played in the SATIS (Sports Association of Tasmanian Independent Schools) cricket competition.[7] She again captained the Tasmanian female under-18 team in 2013-14.[5]

During the winter of 2014, Phillips spent two weeks at the National Training Centre in Brisbane.[8] The ensuing 2014–15 season was Phillips' best for the Roar to date, and included a score of 68 off 109 balls, batting at the top of the order against the Meteors.[4]

In February 2015, Phillips was awarded an Adam Gilchrist Scholarship, funded by the Lord's Taverners, to travel overseas for the first time and play county cricket for Lancashire.[4][9][10] Soon after arriving in the UK, she became the first female to play in the First Division of the North Manchester Cricket League when she debuted for Tottington St John’s in a local derby match against East Lancs Paper Mill.[11] In November 2015, after returning to Australia for the 2015–16 season, she took 4-16 and scored 20 runs in a WNCL match against the Western Fury.[1][2]

Phillips was signed by the Hurricanes for its inaugural WBBL|01 season (2015–16).[12] She remained in the Hurricanes squad for the WBBL|02 season (2016–17).[13] In November 2018, she was named in the Hobart Hurricanes' squad for the 2018–19 Women's Big Bash League season.[14][15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Meg Phillips". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Meg Phillips". Hobart Hurricanes website. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b Staff writer (11 May 2013). "Phillips Keeps Her Sporting Options Wide Open". The Examiner. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  4. ^ a b c Fair, Alex (3 February 2015). "Phillips to play county cricket". The Examiner. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Meg Phillips". Cricket.com.au. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  6. ^ Staff writer (17 January 2012). "Ballarat hosts under-18 girls national cricket championships". The Courier. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  7. ^ Martin, Corey (1 March 2013). "All-rounder Phillips ready to roar in first XI for Scotch Oakburn College". The Examiner. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  8. ^ Bresnehan, James (13 August 2014). "Historic home fixture a thrill for rising star Meg Phillips". The Mercury. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Meg Phillips awarded Adam Gilchrist Scholarship". ACA website. 16 February 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Lancashire Women Secure First Female on Adam Gilchrist Scholarship Programme". Lancashire Cricket website. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  11. ^ Cameron, Claire (28 May 2015). "Tottington St John's debutant Meg Phillips becomes first female cricketer to play in North Manchester League". Bury Times. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  12. ^ Jolly, Laura (30 November 2015). "Cricket's biggest stars sign on for WBBL01". Cricket.com.au. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  13. ^ AAP (4 June 2017). "WBBL: How the sides look for the second season of women's Big Bash". theroar.com.au. Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  14. ^ "WBBL04: All you need to know guide". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  15. ^ "The full squads for the WBBL". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 November 2018.

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