Georgia “Wolfy” Wareham, while playing for the 1st XI in the Round 4 clash against Dandenong at Shepley Oval, scored her maiden ton for the club after the team was put into bat by the home side. The 18-year old, who anchored the innings with a match-winning knock of 113 (135), came in early at number three with just 6 runs on the board and played nearly till the end of the innings.
"It is a pretty amazing feeling hitting the triple figures. I have never made that many runs before so it just felt good to finally get a big score. I went in to bat pretty early, so my plan was just to get myself in and work from there. I started off pretty slow, then once I felt like I was ‘in’ I started to play a bit more freely and then I started scoring much easier”, said Wolfy.
On being asked if she had thought at some stage that she might be able to score a hundred she said, "I didn’t feel like I was going to get there at one point simply because of the rate I was going at but once I hit 50 or so, I picked up my scoring rate and went from there."
She shared a match-changing partnership of 137 runs with Natalie Schilov who played an equally important innings of 60 (69).
"It was great to bat with Natalie, she has got a lot of experience so it definitely helped a lot throughout the partnership. She is also very calm at the crease so there was no point where we both felt stressed about anything at all which is always a bonus", said Wolfy.
By the time she was finished with her innings EMP were already in a strong position and went on to post 6/268. The target proved too big for Dandenong to overcome who were all out for 129. Wolfy also pitched in with 5 overs and finished with figures of 1/24.
The century meant a lot to her considering it was her first for the club. She added that it allowed her "to look back and see what it feels like to have everything clicking at once."
While talking about playing for EMPLCC she said she was enjoying her time at the club and believed the Bombers have a great group of girls capable of reaching new heights.
We hope Wolfy continues to perform in the same vein for the rest of the season and wish her all the best.
Written by Vijeet Rathi