Cricket at the College
Year 12 student, Dhriti Girish, is a force to be reckoned with both on and off the cricket pitch, with a strong overarm and dedication to boot, and she’s been making waves throughout Wellington’s cricket community.
Dhriti reflects on her busy summer season of cricket with the Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 here in Aotearoa.
In addition to captaining the QMC First XI cricket team, Dhriti also plays for Johnsonville Women’s Premier Team and was part of Cricket Wellington’s Winter Development Programme in 2021. Her prowess on the cricket pitch, both as a player and a leader, is remarkable.
Dhriti has experienced significant success throughout the past six months, the crowning glory being The Young Leaders Programme, an initiative she started that strives to increase female involvement in cricket, receiving the award for Best Female Engagement Strategy at this year's ANZ New Zealand Cricket Awards. The initiative was conceived in Year 10 for Dhriti’s Community Project, which is the culmination of the Middle Years Programme, and continues to grow year on year.
Her immense dedication to the sport was honoured by Cricket Wellington with the Mana Wahine medallion.
"I was humbled when Cricket Wellington recognised my work and rewarded me with a beautiful medallion which was specially made for the Australian and New Zealand teams when they played at the Basin Reserve during the World Cup. This medallion symbolises women of strength, courage, leadership, determination, tenacity, and power."