14-years-old Katherine Fraser who’s only in the third year at The Mary Erskine School in Edinburgh has bagged herself a position in Scotland’s World Cup Qualifier squad owning to her stunning performances in the Netherlands earlier this summer.
Being the youngest in the squad and still a student Fraser spoke about managing both her cricketing career and school life with BBC Sport, where she stated “I really enjoy my cricket and I’m able to balance that and school, so I’m sure I’ll be able to keep a work-life-cricket balance in the future.”
“My mum has always loved cricket, so we played in the back garden and that’s where I found my love for the sport,” she said.
“I’ve been playing since I was four, just in the garden. I got involved with Boroughmuir Cricket Club when I was 11, got into Scotland Under-17s at the age of 12. I got called up to the Wildcats in the winter and I’ve been playing for them throughout the summer.
“My friends aren’t really big cricket fans so are not that interested. But they are pleased to see me playing at a good level. I do have people I can talk to about cricket and they won’t tell me to shut up.”
Her school has also been really supportive as they have also realized the importance of the opportunity that Fraser has got and the chance that lies ahead for her and hence allowed her more than a week off in order to play for Steven Knox’s side in the eight-team tournament.
Fraser who is all set to represent her country, Scotland on the international stage will be facing the United States in Dundee today.
Scotland’s Schedule for T20 World Cup Qualifiers 2019
31st August – USA
1st September – PNG
3rd September – Bangladesh
5th September – Semi-Finals
7th September – Finals
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