Tess is a Star
By Steve Brown
Whilst cricket followers are all talking about new teen batting sensation Phoebe Litchfield from Orange, NSW in the WBBL series, local girl, 16 year old Tess Flintoff has made her debut for the Melbourne Stars. The former Knox Gardens junior is yet to be dismissed in her opening four games against the Hobart Hurricanes, Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder.
Flintoff batting at number 6 and 7 has scores of 34 not out (from 22 balls), 18* (18) 10* (12) and 3* (4) facing the likes of Australian frontline bowlers Ellyse Perry, Tayla Vlaeminck and Nicola Carey. She also took 1/20 from 4 overs against the Thunder capturing Australian batter Rachel Haynes.
The talented all-rounder will lead the Victorian U/18 team in Tasmania in January 2020 in the National Under 18 championships and is the first FTGDCA female to be selected in the Victorian Cricket Team having played the ACT and South Australia earlier in September.
Both Litchfield and Flintoff are members of the Australian Pathways Squad and have played against one another during various underage National Championships.
“We keep in touch and message each other when one of us does well.” Flintoff said.
The Stars are yet to open their account after four matches.