Cobargo's Jade Allen has made her Women's Big Bash League debut against the Melbourne Stars on Wednesday afternoon.
After a few opportunities at 12th man with the club, the leg-spinner was named in the line-up against the Stars at Tasmania's Blundstone Arena.
However, the Stars conjured an upset result, winning by 30 runs at 3/139 from the Sixers' scoreline of 8/109.
Cricket NSW's Head of Female Cricket Leah Poulton has given the Valley export high praise after impressing since her early days in representative and pathways cricket.
"We feel like Jade has a lot of potential, it'll be a great year for her just to be around the group and learn," Poulton said.
Poulton said Jade was a genuine leg spinner with great variety and just skillful with the ball.
"We see her as someone who's got a long-term future in the WBBL and WNCL," she said.
Allen may get a further chance for game time with two fixtures in Launceston this weekend against the Thunder and the Renegades.