Waverton's Suzy Drane's will captain her side in the final eight of the Netball World Cup after they registered three wins on the bounce in Australia.
The 28-year-old, a former Chester Netball Club player and ex-pupil at Christleton High School, helped guide her side through to the last eight of the competition following wins over Fiji, Zambia and Uganda at the competition in Sydney.
Ranked number nine in the world going in to the competition, Wales beat number seven seed Fiji 59-52 in the opening game to set the tone, following it up with a 71-44 rout of Zambia, a game which Drane sat out following a knock in the opening game.
Drane was back in the line up for the final game of the preliminary rounds, playing her part in a closely-fought 49-47 success over Uganda to end their Pool D campaign on a high.
Wales, who are guaranteed to finish higher than their ninth-placed finish at the previous World Cup in Singapore four years ago, now face a far sterner test in their next phase of group games.
Drane's side face South Africa tomorrow (Tuesday) at the Allphones Arena, England, who are coached by University of Chester alumni Tracey Neville, on Wednesday before rounding off proceedings against the hosts Australia, hotly-tipped for the title, on Friday.