Naomi Woods part of historic tour of United Kingdom

Naomi Woods (front row, fifth from left) and her Aboriginal Women’s XI with the National Cricket Conference side. Photo: CRICKET AUSTRALIA
Naomi Woods (front row, fifth from left) and her Aboriginal Women’s XI with the National Cricket Conference side. Photo: CRICKET AUSTRALIA

WEST Cambewarra’s Naomi Woods has just wrapped up a successful tour of the United Kingdom, where she was representing the Aboriginal Women’s XI side on the 1868 pioneers commemoration tour.

Woods and her team opened the first ever tour to the UK by a female Indigenous team, with a loss against Surrey on June 7 at the Oval.

Batting first, Surrey posted 6/149, before the tourists were rolled for 113 – with Woods making four runs.

The following day, Woods’ side suffered the same fate, falling to Sussex (4/182 to 8/103) at Hove – with the North Nowra-Cambewarra junior finishing with 0/21.

On June 10, the Aussies broke through for their first win, defeating the National Cricket Conference (4/199 to 5/62) at Derby – with Woods starring with 1/11 and 11 not out.

Woods’ side ended their tour with a loss against the England Women’s Academy (5/228 to 9/112) at Trent Bridge.

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