Cricket: Riverton Rossmoyne, Thornlie and Willetton call for more female players for combined team


Tessa Horricks, Mia Wallis, Krittika Meghani, Lilly Ruegner, Jasmine Harries and Thanishka Nanthavarmani have enjoyed their debut season in the Perth Scorchers Girls League.
Tessa Horricks, Mia Wallis, Krittika Meghani, Lilly Ruegner, Jasmine Harries and Thanishka Nanthavarmani have enjoyed their debut season in the Perth Scorchers Girls League.

THREE cricket clubs joined forces to ensure they could field a girls side – and now they are on the lookout for another team.

Riverton Rossmoyne, Thornlie and Willetton cricket clubs came together last year after none of the three could field a full under-13 cricket team in the Perth Scorchers’ Girls League.

Now, they have put the call out for another team to join their inaugural team in the upcoming summer league.

Western Australian Cricket Association south east metro regional manager Corey O’Brien said he was ecstatic to see the clubs band together so their girls would be able to play.

“You’d love to have a team at each club, but at the moment, it seems to be working quite well,” he said.

“It is the first season the south east corridor has really taken it on, to get these teams up and for it to be growing is a fantastic result and great to see.”

Mr O’Brien said the clubs were hoping to capitalise on the recent women’s sport boom and entice as many girls to play as possible.

“There’s never been a better time for girls to be involved, it’s a boom time for sports for girls,” he said.

“The pathway is there, it’s just about getting as many girls as we can playing and filtering them through that pathway and maybe get the next Scorcher.”

Thornlie Cricket Club junior co-ordinator Jo Ryan-Smith said the girls had enjoyed their first season and all three clubs were excited by the prospect of another team.

“The clubs have pitched in and made sure it works well and we’re on the hunt for more players from anywhere,” she said.

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