FLASHBACK: Holly Ferling playing for Kingaroy Services in 2012 … her career as a fast bowler has taken her interstate, overseas and into many televised games
Courtney Sippel in flight … Courtney is an all-rounder, starring with bat as well as ball  (Photo: Brody Grogan)

December 15, 2020

The South Burnett’s two most famous women cricketers – Holly Ferling and Courtney Sippel – are coming back home this week for a special two-day clinic to encourage more girls to follow in their footsteps.

Holly has represented Australia – including taking nine wickets during the 2013 World Cup series in India – and was the first female to be named Queensland Junior Cricketer Of The Year.

She has played for the Queensland Fire and Brisbane Heat and has turned out for the Melbourne Stars in the Women’s Big Bash League for the past few seasons.

Courtney Sippel debuted as an all-rounder for the Brisbane Heat in the 2019 WBBL season, and was part of the squad which reached the semi-finals in this year’s competition.

Ironically, Sippel and Ferling faced off against each other in two games earlier this year.

Holly said this week she couldn’t wait to get back in the South Burnett with Courtney for the Queensland Cricket – Community and Pathways “That’s My Game” program for girls aged from 5-14.

“If you are keen to give cricket a crack (or you know of someone), make sure you register … it’s going to be a heap of fun!” Holly said.

The two-day carnival will be held at the Nanango cricket grounds in Burnett Street on Thursday and Friday (December 17-18).

The cost is free but registrations are necessary.

  • Contact Wide Bay cricket manager Nic Roberts by email to register or phone 0428-724-819.  Registrations can also be made online

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