Katelyn’s inclusion comes off the back of a great Women’s National Cricket League season with Cripps Roar in which Fryett took nine wickets from six matches at an average of 25.44.

Fryett missed out on a Shooting Stars contract last season but has previously been named in the squad for several seasons.

The 21 year old says she is looking forward to having the opportunity to play at the next level.

“I played in the tour match against England back in January and really enjoyed the experience so I’m looking forward to possibly having more opportunities to play in matches like that” Fryett said.

“For the last couple of seasons I’ve really focused on playing well for the Cripps Roar so it is great to be recognised and be able to train and play at the next level.”

Commenting on the contract list Women’s National Selection Panel Chair Julie Savage said:

“During the last few seasons the concentration of major ICC tournaments has meant that the Commonwealth Bank Shooting Stars program has primarily focused on preparing the next tier of players for these events.

As there are no major ICC tournaments on the international calendar this season, the emphasis of the program has switched to focus on developing young players."

The intention of the program in the upcoming season is to provide an accelerated learning environment for the best young talent in the country who have the potential to progress to the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars in the next 2-4 years."

The WNSP has also included a few senior players who may advance to the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars squad within a shorter timeframe.”