College pair making their mark

Jackson BarrettBunbury Herald
Summer Towers and Emily Allen became the fourth and fifth female players to represent BCC.
Camera IconSummer Towers and Emily Allen became the fourth and fifth female players to represent BCC. Credit: Jackson Barrett

Two Bunbury Catholic College students are making a splash and following in some big footsteps in the school’s first XI cricket team.

Summer Towers and Emily Allen, two of the regions most talented young players are playing with and against the boys in this year’s Kim Hughes Shield and are loving the opportunity.

“I first started playing last year,” Summer said.

“I have played three Kim Hughes Shield games this year, it is a really good experience playing for the college.”

Summer also plays women’s cricket for Donnybrook and opened the batting, as well as featuring prominently with the ball in the club’s first ever season, which ended in premiership success.

“I like playing with the boys because they’re not as shy as the girls — it is good competition.”

Summer Towers and Emily Allen became the fourth and fifth female players to represent BCC.
Camera IconSummer Towers and Emily Allen became the fourth and fifth female players to represent BCC. Credit: Jackson Barrett

Emily plays for the school with her brother Sam, who plays first-grade cricket for Colts and as well as playing for the club herself, she has also appeared for Rockingham-Mandurah, represented Bunbury and was involved in the WACA’s under-13/14 regional development carnival. “It has been really good, my brother is obviously playing this year and I have got the chance to play with him,” she said.

“I don’t think I have ever played a real game with him, it has been really good, they all include you as their little sisters really.”

Earlier this month Meika King made headlines in the Eastern States after taking two wickets for Wesley College’s First XI in Melbourne but Summer and Emily are the fourth and fifth girls to represent their college.

The Redcaps finished their Kim Hughes Shield regular season with a comprehensive win over Grace Christian College.

Despite finishing the five-game season undefeated, they finished second to Dalyellup College on quotient and missed the semifinals.

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