Matilda Lugg was that focused on booking her ticket to Ireland and her HSC exams she can barely remember the conversation that changed her life.
On the other end of the line was ACT Meteors coach James Allsopp, offering the 18-year-old wicketkeeper a one-year contract for the 2018-19 Women's National Cricket League season.
The Coffs Harbour product looms as the penultimate addition to a Meteors outfit looking to snap its WNCL title drought.
Lugg is currently playing in Ireland for the Typhoons in the Super 3’s series and for Merrion in the Leinster Women's League, but a Meteors call-up left her stunned.
“I really didn’t have too many expectations as I was so focused on the HSC and a season playing in Ireland ahead of me, so when James called I certainly wasn’t expecting him to offer me a contract, and was a bit shocked,” Lugg said.