Two emerging Wagga cricketers enjoyed an experience they will never forget in the NSW Women's Regional Bash in Canberra on Sunday.
Teenage representatives Lucy McKelvie-Hill and Erin Hogan played alongside recently retired Riverina champion Alex Blackwell in the Regional Bash match against ACT Aces at Chisholm Oval.
Despite the Bullets going down by seven wickets, both girls enjoyed the unique experience.
McKelvie-Hill particularly as she got to live out a dream by sharing in a 70-run partnership with Blackwell out in the middle.
Blackwell, Australia's most capped female international player, is from Yenda and filled in a guest player for the Riverina representative team.
The pair put on 70 for the fourth wicket to help the Bullets to 3-110 from their 20 overs.
Blackwell hit six fours as she hit 47 not out from 34 balls, while McKelvie-Hill finished unbeaten on 19.
The home team proved too strong, chasing down the required 111 with seven wickets and 13 balls to spare to progress to the semi-finals.
McKelvie-Hill finished with 0-7 from two overs with the ball, while Hogan returned 0-14 from her over.
Griffith's Claire Murray took 1-11 from two overs.
Bullets co-coach Catherine Wood said the group got a great deal out of playing with Blackwell.
"Everyone really enjoying playing with Alex and I thought we got a lot out of the day," Wood said.