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#IWD2018 Player Profile - Georgia Redmayne

06 March 2018

THIS THURSDAY 8 MARCH 2018 is International Women's Day as set by the United Nations and is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women.


Cricket Tasmania firmly believes and promotes the equal footing between our men's and women's players, administrators, staff, coaches, supporters and volunteers - from the grassroots right up to the Tasmanian Tigers and Tasmanian Roar plus our BBL and WBBL Hobart Hurricanes.


In anticipation for #IWD2018 we take a look at one of our Roar and Hurricanes superstars, Georgia Redmayne.


The sparkling cricketing resume of 24-year-old wicketkeeper-batter Georgia Redmayne seems to be growing by the day.


Redmayne, a medical student at the University of New South Wales, has gone from strength to strength in recent times, having made an immediate impact in Tasmania after leaving NSW to play for the Tasmanian Roar and Hobart Hurricanes ahead of the 2016-17 season.


Now, after two seasons in the Apple Isle, Redmayne is one of the key players for both sides, and one of the most exciting prospects on the national stage.

Redmayne impressed across her maiden WNCL campaign with the Roar in 2016-17, scoring nearly 300 runs at the impressive average of 59 - the fifth best in the competition. Redmayne's breathtaking century against the ACT was a groundbreaking moment in the history of Tasmanian cricket, becoming the first Tasmanian Roar player to register a WNCL ton.

WATCH: Redmayne becomes the first Roar centurion


It didn't take long for Redmayne to repeat these heroics, going on to score another century just one month later when the Roar played the Western Fury.

Redmayne was also influential as a Hurricane across WBBL02, scoring 278 runs at 23 to finish as the team's third highest run scorer while holding the key position of wicketkeeper.

This impressive 2016-17 summer saw her rewarded with selection in the Australian Shooting Stars tour of Sri Lanka in March-April of 2017, making it official that she is one of the most promising young cricketers on the Australian scene.

Redmayne backed up this breakout period with another consistent 2017-18 season as both a Roar and Hurricanes player.

She topped the Roar's run scoring tally for a second straight summer with 213 runs at 35 while also finishing as the Hobart Hurricanes' equal highest run scorer with 297 runs.

WATCH: Redmayne's 50 in the west


Redmayne's meteoric rise continued at last month's Allan Border Medal ceremony, where she was recognised as the Betty Wilson Young Cricketer of the Year.

This award, named after Australian all-rounder Betty Wilson, is awarded to a player aged 24 years or younger who had played 10 or fewer matches prior to 5 December 2016.

Redmayne's performances secured her recognition, scoring 413 domestic runs within the eligible period, incredibly 284 runs more than the next eligible player - on top of 11 catches and one stumping with the gloves.

It is a big endorsement for Redmayne with the award voted upon by Australian-based international, state and WBBL-contracted players, with players unable vote for cricketers from their own state.

WATCH: Redmayne recognised as Young Cricketer of the Year


With so much achieved in such a short space of time, Georgia Redmayne is a clear role model for aspiring young cricketers around the country and is having a significant influence on the sport's popularity, growth and success within Tasmania, and Australia and more generally.