DOUBLE TROUBLE: 12-year-old Cassidy Hammond has a bright future in both vigoro and cricket, after being named to represent Queensland in both bat and ball sports.
DOUBLE TROUBLE: 12-year-old Cassidy Hammond has a bright future in both vigoro and cricket, after being named to represent Queensland in both bat and ball sports. Rob Williams

'Nice sunsets but bad flies'

AT 12-years-old, Cassidy Hammond still has a ways to go before she has to make any calls on her sporting future.

It is a timeline the St Mary's College Year 8 student is thankful to be on, because she admits to having little preference one way or the other at this stage.

"I like playing both. I've played vigoro more, so I probably like it more, but I do enjoy playing cricket,” she said.

"With vigoro you get to hit the ball really hard, you don't have to worry about being patient you can just go for it. You have to be more patient in cricket. When I first came back I had to learn to block the ball, but I think I've got the hang of it now.”

Cassidy is part of the Southern Blaze team currently contesting the Under-13 Female Cricket State Challenge at the IGS fields at Brassall this week.

The Blaze were big victors on day one of the championships, defeating Northern Flames by 49 runs in their opening match.

The State Challenge comes just days after Cassidy captained the Under-14 Ipswich Vigoro team to an undefeated record at the State Championships at Boonah, where she was also named captain of an honourary Queensland team.

"We haven't won against Fassifern in ages, so it was really good to get that win over them,” she said.

In December, she represented Queensland at the Under-12 Nationals School Sports Girls Cricket Championships in Bunbury.

It is fair to say Cassidy has been kept busy over her summer holidays.

She enjoyed her first trip to WA for the U12 National Championships, but was a little put off by some uninvited guests.

"Too many flies there,” Cassidy joked.

"Nice sunsets but bad flies, that's what I reckon.”