Girls cricket taking off in Midland thanks to Midland Guildford Junior Cricket Association

Girls cricket taking off in Midland thanks to Midland Guildford Junior Cricket Association

THE future of girls cricket looks bright with one local club riding the wave of popularity in the sport among young females.

Midland Guildford Junior Cricket Association girls cricket coordinator Juliana Barrington said the club was the leading WA Cricket Association in promoting girls cricket through its locally run girls competition.

“The Midland-Guildford Perth Scorchers Girls Cricket League blasted onto the junior cricket scene in 2016/17 season with 34 girls, from four teams, becoming the groundbreakers of girls cricket by bringing the first ever girls cricket league to the region,” Barrington said.

“The season was a huge success with fantastic positive feedback from the girls and parents.

“Fast forward to the 2017/18 season and numbers skyrocketed to 64 girls from eight teams.

“Many of the girls were returning from the previous season, in addition to girls completely new to the game, managing to smash fours and take plenty of wickets throughout the season.”

Ms Barrington said the competition would expand in the 2018/19 season to include under 15s.

“We also plan to trial an under 11s competition, working towards successfully completing the female cricket pathway within the Midland Guildford region,” she said.

“Entry level programs for girls from five years of age are also on offer with the all new Woolworths CricketBlast programs set to take off this season, providing younger girls with the basic skills of cricket in preparation for the league competitions.

“They are short, fast, two hour games, in a carnival style atmosphere, played on Sundays over spring and summer in eight week competitions.”

For information, contact Jules Barrington on 0419 833 677 or m-jbarrington@bigpond.com.