One for the record books

Cricketer Emma Biss.
Cricketer Emma Biss.

Biss said she joined to fill in for another player but she was now a fully-fledged member of the team.

‘My team mates are awesome, they all treat me like one the guys,’ she said.

‘They love having someone new on the team and it’s really good fun.’

The 23-year-old said she started playing cricket ten years ago thanks to the influence of her father and brother.

She has represented WA in national competition for seven years as an all-rounder.

‘I spend five days a week training, so it takes up a lot of time,’ she said.

‘I don’t feel like I miss out on much though, I love doing it.’

Biss said she hoped to play cricket at a professional level.

‘I wanted to move forward and have more challenges and success.

‘The best way for me to do that is to keep playing more cricket.’

Adept at batting, bowling and fielding, Biss said she had no preference on the field.

‘I’m an all-rounder I don’t really have a preference on the field,’ she said.

‘It depends on my form on the day and how I’ve been playing.’

Biss plays for the Melville women’s team and lives in Bibra Lake.

She played her first game for the fourth grade for the Willetton Crows on October 19.