THERE was a Taree connection in Capricornia’s win in the recent Queensland under 13 girls state cricket championship.
Meghan McCartney opened the batting in the final and top scored with an unbeaten 44 as Capricornia overhauled Wide Bay’s moderate total of 86. Capriconia was struggling at 6/53 before Meghan was involved in a valuable 28 run partnership to steer the side to victory. She was considered unlucky not to get a start in the Queensland under 13s side. However, Meghan’’ll get another opportunity to shine as she has been named in the boy’s team to play in the State championships next month.
Meghan hails from Mackay and has a strong cricketing pedigree. She’s the daughter of Dean McCartney, a former Taree Leagues player from a few years back. Her uncle, Murray, has been one of the top cricketers in these parts for many summers, while her grandfather, George McCartney, rates among the best players the Manning has produced.
Dean’s still playing A-grade cricket in Mackay. He reports the cricket grounds up that way are ‘the best I come across in any country area.’