WICKETS were hard to come by and her Sydney Thunder side missed out on the finals, but Lisa Griffith knows that simply playing in the Women's Big Bash League means her season can be considered as special.
When the Bathurst talent was growing up there was only limited publicity surrounding women's cricket, while games from the current edition of the WBBL are screened on free to air television, live streamed on the internet and teams have their own social media platforms.
This season's edition of the WBBL - the fifth in total - also ran as a standalone competition for the first time rather than in conjunction with the men's Twenty20 Big Bash League.
It is helping to inspire the next generation and that is something Griffith is immensely proud to be involved with.
"The fact now that a young girl is the same as a young boy and that she can watch her female idols on the television, I think is, it's been a long time coming," Griffith told Sydney Thunder's Beyond the Boundary series.
"But there's no time like the present. Yes, we might not have had it, but we have it now so let's really run with it and make it work and make it happen.
"It's creating more role models for young kids, so they don't just have access to male cricketers now. A young girl can look up at her female counterpart who's playing WBBL and go 'I could do that'.
"When they can see it on television and have access to it like that, I think that's kind of what it's about. It's creating more role models and getting kids active, that's what I think the allure of the WBBL is."
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This season was Griffith's third playing with Thunder in the WBBL and she was hoping to build on an impressive 2018-19 summer in line green when taking nine wickets and ranking as one of the more economical bowlers in the league.
Though she found it tougher as she managed to take only two wickets through 11 games and was more expensive, Griffith still had some moments with the ball to be proud of.
In one match against the finals bound Adelaide Strikers, Griffith bowled six dot balls to form opener Sophie Devine - a player who has scored 699 runs at a 130.17 strike rate so far this season.
In another game against the Perth Scorchers, she did not concede a single boundary.
Griffith also finished with a strike rate of 102 from her limited opportunities with the bat down the order.
Thunder finished the season in sixth with five wins.