Tasmanian Roar all-rounder Meg Phillips is England-bound this winter, where she will play County Cricket after being awarded the Adam Gilchrist Cricket Scholarship.
At 19, Phillips is the first female recipient of the award, which is funded by the Lords Taverners.
Phillips, a Launceston local, made her Tasmanian debut as a 16-year old and has gone on to play four seasons with the Roar.
She showed what she can do with the bat when she posted 68 against the ACT in a WNCL match earlier this year.
She also spent time at the National Training Centre in Brisbane for a camp with some of the country's finest up-and-coming stars.
"It's very exciting to get the chance to play overseas," Phillips told crickettas.com.au.
"Playing in the England County competition is such a great opportunity to develop my cricket skills, and it will also be great for my own personal development."
Despite being on the road with the Cripps Roar during the summer months and in the past with underage teams, Phillips said that the trip will be the longest she have ever spent away from home.
"I have always wanted to have a gap year, and as I just finished year 12 last year, I can't think of a better way to spend it than being in England playing cricket.
"Hopefully this experience will help me develop my cricket skills both on and off the field, helping me mature as a player and build some confidence to carry into next season with the Cripps Tasmanian Roar.