Corrimal's Keisha Baldwin is excited about the prospect of contesting her first Australian Championships after she earned selection in the NSW PSSA cricket team.
Baldwin was a standout performer for South Coast at last week's NSA Primary School Cricket Championships, the 12-year-old producing a number of impressive results in what was ultimately a tough tournament for her side.
She will now head to Adelaide with her NSW teammates later this month and she said she's looking forward to testing herself against the country's top junior cricketers.
"It felt really good to get selected in the NSW side," Baldwin said.
"I'd never been picked for NSW before, so to be able to make it in that team felt really good.
"The girls in the side are all really good, we're going to be a really good team. We have some good batters and good bowlers, a good range of players.
"It will be good to play with my teammates, with new people and to have the responsibility of playing for NSW.
"We can only try our best, but if we bowl, bat and field really well, I reckon we have a chance of winning."
Baldwin has emerged as a star of the Greater Illawarra's junior representative programs, with the all-rounder impressing at the recent Under 15 Country Championships.
Her form has progressed into the weekly Margaret Peden Shield, where she took 5-28 on Sunday. She also contributed 26 with the bat as her side came agonisingly close to knocking off undefeated Parramatta.
Playing with and against girls up to three years her senior at the representative level, Baldwin has learnt a lot from her older teammates.
"The older girls are very talented and know a lot about cricket.
"They teach me a lot of new things, they help me get into the right position in the field and tell me all about the fielding positions."