Raby Sports Complex was a hive of activity for young cricketers last week.
Cricket NSW held three major tournaments featuring some of the state's best emerging talent over four days.
The Under-14s and Under-17s Girls State Challenges were held in conjunction with the Under-16s Boys State Challenge.
Macarthur had several representatives across the three competitions, including under-17s Metro Thunder pair Steph Ellsmore and Dharmini Chauhan.
The under-17 girls challenge was won by Country Sixers, which defeated Metro Sixers in the final.
Pace bowler Ellsmore, captain Chauhan and their Thunder team mates finished the under-17 girls challenge in third place.
Ellsmore, who plays for the Campbelltown-Camden Ghosts, told Cricket NSW she enjoyed competing in the state competition.
"It's good to play against some quality teams and put what we've learned in the nets into a game situation," she said.
Ellsmore was part of the the NSW Metro squad that won the one-day trophy at the Under-18s National Championships in January.
She said she had learned a lot through the Cricket NSW pathway and its coaches.
"They help you improve so much as a player, not only your physical game but your mental game as well... that's what these trials are all about," the teen said.
The Metro Sixers enjoyed a strong week, claiming both the under-14s girls and under-16s boys challenges.
Both Sixers teams defeated Metro Thunder in the final.