Holly Ferling, Southern Stars, Cricket, Injury, Women’s Ashes, Milo

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SOUTHERN Stars fast bowler Holly Ferling expects female cricketers to nudge the 130kph barrier as the game continues to grow.

Not only are more girls playing cricket in Australia than ever before — 394,000 — but those at the highest level have never been more committed.

Due to a debilitating elbow injury, the 21-year-old Queenslander did not play a game between Boxing Day and October 6, but that didn’t stop her paying for flights to Hobart and Perth to support the Brisbane Heat in the WBBL last year.

Ferling’s rehabilitation was long and at times arduous. Having pushed herself to bowl up to 120kph when she was a teenager, injury had struck at precisely the wrong time. Although she is now back playing in the WNCL, she is “very unlikely” to be called up with so little cricket under her belt.



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