Meet the Meteors: Kris Britt
14 October 2016
As the major sponsor of the Abode Hotels ACT Meteors team, we thought we’d get to know the players a little better and find out what makes them tick on and off the pitch.
First up is none other than team captain, Kris Britt.
How long have you lived in Canberra? I am a Canberra girl, born and bred. I moved to Adelaide for approximately nine years to play for SA before the ACT Meteors were introduced into the competition.
When did you join the Meteors? This will be my 8th season.
What do you enjoy about playing for this team in particular? To be able to play with friends and see the development of your team mates is the best thing, the ACT has always been able to compete and punch above its weight.
What is your biggest strength on the field? I think my years of playing within different programs have exposed my game to a range of coaches, good and bad, and I have the ability to pass on these experiences and knowledge to the younger girls in our team. I don’t get flustered easily on the field and I think that is my greatest strength for the team, to lead from the front.
How long have you been playing cricket? A long time! This will be my 17th season of WNCL. So I would guess over 20 years of cricket at all levels.
What encouraged you to start playing? I did athletics pretty seriously for a while there but struggled as it was an individual sport. I enjoy the banter around training and the aspect of playing with some of your best mates.
What has been the biggest achievement throughout your career? To be honest, it always comes back to watching your team mates succeed.
Personally, playing for Australia is the ultimate for any sports person and I was able to achieve that at an early age. Also playing for SA and ACT over a long period of time for me is a big achievement.
Lastly playing in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) was an absolute honour- the first season of something that has obviously just exploded within the community and it’s a credit to Cricket Australia and the players for making this happen so professionally from ball one.
To see the women’s game change as much as it has over my 17 years of playing at the elite level is something I don’t think I fully understand or are aware of yet, maybe it may sink in post career. I love heading down to Melbourne and putting on the red, Melbourne Renegades is an amazing franchise to play for and I look forward to donning the reds again later this year.
What are you most looking forward to this season? We are a younger group and the sky is the limit as the young players show no fear. You never know, the finals could be just around the corner!
Outside of cricket what do you do? There isn’t much time for outside commitments. I work full time as the Development Manager for Cricket ACT and juggle training for the ACT Meteors. I do enjoy having a coffee with my partner, chilling out in the spa we have out the back, growing fresh veggies and herb out the back and walking our dog. I also support a local charity called the Indigenous Marathon Foundation, founded by Rob De’Castella.
Watch Kris lead the Meteors when they take on defending champions – the Breezair South Australian Scorpions – on October 30. The game will be played at Canberra’s own Manuka Oval, with Abode Hotels offering a special ACT Meteors accommodation package. Click here to book.