Their school only has 21 students, but Eurongilly boasts a juniors cricket team that is the envy of all the district.
Every Friday afternoon, 20 keen cricketers travel from neighbouring Bethungra, Wantiool, Junee and Wagga for the mock-competition.
To add further intrigue, the Eurongilly based cricketers have attracted more girls than boys. With 11 girls and nine boys, Ms Cusacks chalks the success up to role models like Twenty20 all-rounder Ellyse Perry.
“Last year, there were a few more boys but I think cricket is now becoming much more inclusive. Women’s cricket is now on TV, so the kids can identify with it a lot more,” Ms Cusacks said.
“Maybe it’s come time that people are realising girls can bowl and bat. I’d like to think our girls are standing up and saying, ‘we’re just as good’.”
It is also owing to the commitment of coach, Junee Stallions captain Will McGrath.
“Without Will, our program may not have been as received as well. This was his first year, but he assures us he’ll be back.”