KINGAROY's Holly Ferling has made an early impact with her pace attack in her first season with the Queensland women's cricket team.
The Queensland Fire rookie took the first four wickets of her state women's career in last weekend's three match series against NSW at Alan Border Oval in Brisbane.
The 16-year-old took 2/21 from eight overs in the T20 opener as she claimed the wickets of Australian representatives Leah Poulton and Rachael Haynes.
Ferling had remained wicket-less in her opening three matches for the Fire against South Australia before last Friday's breakout performance against the NSW Breakers. The new Fire member said it was unreal to open her bowling account against such quality opposition.
"It was an unbelievable feeling and to get my first two wickets against a dominant side who make up most of the Australian team was special," she said.
Ferling said it was a relief to take her first wicket in the women's competition.
The Kingaroy State High school student continued her wicket-taking weekend taking 1/26 from her eight overs in the Women's National Cricket League one-dayer against NSW, before taking another wicket in the second T20 fixture.