THERE'S no denying Leeton's Charlie Lamont lives and breathes cricket and this has been highlighted by the several top notch teams she is part of.
Towards the end of last year Charlie, who is going into year 10 this year at Leeton High School, attended the Riverina Combined High Schools (CHS) cricket trials.
She was successful in gaining selection into the Riverina CHS team and will represent the region this year.
By doing well at the CHS carnival, Charlie puts herself in line for selection into the NSW CHS team.
"With this team we'll go to Bathurst for the carnival in week four of term one," she said.
"There were more girls this year for the trials this year, which is really good."
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Charlie has also spent her school holidays playing in the Southern Zone Country Championships in the under 16s and under 19s.
Representing the Riverina region, Charlie was chosen as the co-championship player of the tournament for her team along with Sarah Burns in the under 16s.
The young batsman has been catching the eye of those around her in the cricketing circle for some time and she still hopes to play the sport professionally one day.
At a local level, she plays with Coleambally in the Griffith District Cricket Association, as well as in a Canberra competition once a fortnight.
"It's been a different year because of COVID, but it's all been picking up again which is really good," Charlie said.
"I just love playing cricket.
"I've also been trying to do a bit of training myself, but it's a bit hard.
"You just try to keep your fitness up."
Charlie should also soon hear if she has been chosen to play in the national carnival following on from the Southern Zone Country Championships.