Emma Inglis named Captain for DEC Spirit in 2011/12
Cricket Victoria has today announced the Captain and Vice-Captain for the 2011/12 DEC Spirit squad.
Cricket Victoria has today announced the Captain and Vice-Captain for the 2011/12 DEC Spirit squad. Wicket-keeper and last season's Vice-Captain Emma Inglis will take the reigns as Captain, whilst top-order batter Jess Cameron will be second in charge for the upcoming season. 22-year old Inglis makes history this year as one of the youngest females to captain a Victorian state team. "I'm pretty stoked at the opportunity," Inglis said. "It's an honour to captain Victoria and lead such a great bunch of players. "We will definitely be looking to capitalise on the season just passed and attempt to come away with both the WNCL and Twenty20 titles in 2011/12." Cameron's level headedness and leadership under pressure throughout her time as a senior member of the Spirit squad, has made her a perfect candidate for the role of Vice-Captain. This rise in responsibility will no doubt test her consistent form and healthy domestic average along with international commitments, nevertheless, Cameron says she is committed and up for the challenge. "It will be a big responsibility," said the 21-year-old. "But I am looking forward to taking this next step in my playing career and assisting Emma with the upcoming season." Inglis' promotion to Captain comes after a stint of movement within the Spirit camp with former Skipper Rachael Haynes relocating interstate. Renee Melton and Naomi Fullwood have also expressed they will not resume their positions in this year's squad. The three exits have made room for young talents including Molly Strano and Cassie Brock to be elevated to full contracts, whilst also allowing Emily McIntyre to return to the team after a brief stint away from the game. The 18-woman squad still includes 14 contracted players and four rookies. The DEC Spirit Squad for Season 2011/12: Emma Inglis (C) Jess Cameron (VC) Kristen Beams Briana Binch Cassie Brock Sarah Elliott Kathleen Hempenstall Julie Hunter Meg Lanning Annie Maloney Emily McIntyre Clea Smith Molly Strano Elyse Villani DEC Spirit Rookie List for Season 2011/12: Laura Croft Kirsty Lamb Anna Lanning Stephanie Townsend