As the national women’s cricket team made history by beating Papua New Guinea and continues to win their games in the East Asia Pacific Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers, one of the national players has also made history.

Lising Enoch is the first player to come through the Vanuatu Cricket Association [VCA] development pathway on Santo and get selected for the national women’s side. This has happened in the men’s national team, however, this is a first for the ladies’ team.

Enoch, who hails from Atchin on Malekula’s northeast coast, said she feels happy as she is so fortunate to be on the national team.

The girl who now plays for Ifira says, it was in 2020 when she was at Matevulu College in Santo that she was spotted by VCA Santo Development Officer, Jonas Piloe and that is where the journey began.

Enoch loves the VCA pathway and hopes to see more players make it into the national team through this pathway, she encourages all kids on Santo to train hard and be involved in the sport she loves as she says it is a great way to socialize with other players as well as with people from other countries as she feels cricket is something that will help young people travel the world.

VCA Development Officer for Santo Jonas Piloe said he is happy to see Enoch on the national team as he feels that she is a great role model for all young cricketers on Santo to look up to and walk in her footsteps.

Piloe said it is his dream for more boys and girls from Santo and other parts of the country to also join the national team through these types of pathways.