Fiebig’s selection for Australian XI

NATIONAL SELECTION: Cara Fiebig sweeps to the boundary. Fiebig has been selected for the Australian XI. Photo: Peter Argent.

NATIONAL SELECTION: Cara Fiebig sweeps to the boundary. Fiebig has been selected for the Australian XI. Photo: Peter Argent.

Lady Outbacks captain Cara Fiebig and all-rounder Emma Faint have been selected in the Australian XI.

SA: Emma Faint. Photo: Peter Argent.

SA: Emma Faint. Photo: Peter Argent.

This follows the completion of 2019 Australian Country Cricket Championships.

Cara was rock solid all tournament...Emma produced with both bat and ball and in the field.

Outback's coach Kevin Frick

Fiebig, who also captained South Australia to last year's national title triumph in Geraldton, collected her second “baggy green” cap at this tournament.

She also received this high-touted individual honour at Wollongong back in January 2017.

In the 2019 ACCC with the willow Fiebig made 152 runs at an average of 25.33, including a brilliant, better than a-run-a-ball 58 not out in the win over the Northern Territory.

She was also impressive with her off spinners collecting nine wickets at a stunning average of 8.89 per scalp including a best of 4/18 against New South Wales country.

Faint who also collected a “baggy green” at the inaugural ACCC women's titles back in 2016 at Mount Gambier made a brilliant 43 in the final game against East Asia Pacific and a couple of other good cameos with the bat.

With the ball her outstanding performance was in the round one match against EAP where she took 4/8 from her four overs she finished the tournament with eight wickets at an average of 11.13 per victim.

“Cara was rock solid all tournament and needed to hold the innings together each game,” Outbacks women’s coach for fourth year,” Kevin Frick said. “Emma produced with both bat and ball and in the field.

“It was a carnival of missed opportunities, where we lost important moments in each of three close matches against EAP, Queensland and WA.”  

Other players in the women's team included teenage wicketkeeper-batter from Eudunda Nikki Grosser. Fellow players Emma Hartigan and bowler Chloe Frick, born in the Mid North, also collected two-wicket hauls in the tournament.