Top women's cricketer coming home for Ballina Beach Big Bash
NSW cricketer Angela Reakes will return home to play in the Ballina Beach Big Bash on Sunday.
Reakes, originally from Knockrow and now in Sydney, has just come off a successful tour of Sri Lanka playing for the Australia A women's team.
They played two 50-over games and two Twenty20s against Sri Lanka A in Colombo.
The all-rounder finished the tour in style with a standout performance in the final game.
She took 4-6 and scored 37 not out as Australia had a convincing 129-run win.
Reakes, a leg-spinner, also took 2-8 in a Twenty20 match that Australia won by three runs.
Earlier this season, the former Bangalow and Ballina District junior rep-resentative played for Australia A against the touring England women's team in Perth.
She will be joined in Ballina by Australian first-class coach and former Sheffield Shield cricketer Matthew Mott.
Ballina Lighthouse and Lismore Surf Life Saving Club has joined forces with Ballina District Junior Cricket Association for the games of beach cricket.
In between nipper activities there will be cricket bash games on Main Beach.
Various fixtures will be played in a six-a-side format.
The highlight of the morning will be the Ballina Surf Club XI taking on the Ballina Cricket XI.
Most of the activities will be between 10am and noon.