Drew Epis, a Year 10 student at John Paul College, has been making waves during her senior debut with Hannans Cricket Club in the Eastern Goldfields Cricket Association in the 2020/21 season.
JPC Teacher and Hannans coach, Xavier Bochat, said that Drew had a desire to improve and a rigorous training program; these led to her winning the Association’s bowling average award with 19 wickets at an average of just over five runs per wicket.
Drew’s season-best performance of eight wickets for 11 runs against Lake View also impressed those with an eye on the stats, as it did with the local paper in Kalgoorlie, who reported on this effort topping the charts Australia-wide for a female cricketer at any level in 2020/21 as recorded by statistical database and website MyCricket.
Drew has played juniors for Hannans for a number of years, but Mr Bochat said she had adjusted to senior cricket “unbelievably well”.
“Drew has a great passion for cricket,” Mr Bochat said.
“On the back of her performances at Country Week [for the Southern Scorpions], Drew was selected to play for the Western Australian Women’s Country XI in a match against the State Women’s Indigenous XI,”
“In this match Drew starred again, taking five wickets for just three runs, showing she is dominant at all levels,” he said.
“She is a fantastic competitor who has a huge future ahead of her,”
Drew has also played for Subiaco-Floreat in the Western Australian Cricket Association.