BATTING for future cricket champions, Quinns Rocks Junior Cricket Club (QRJCC) will host a girls’ cricket night in Butler on February 17.
Following the introduction of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), the club wants to promote cricket for girls locally and aims to have an all-girls team in the Perth girls’ competition next season.
In2Cricket and T20 co-ordinator Stewart O’Connor said the success of the Scorchers WBBL team making the finals this year made it a perfect time to start an all-girls side.
“At QRJCC we have seen a rise in girls starting to join us on a Friday night in the In2Cricket and T20Blast session for the younger, under-10 kids – numbers have tripled in the past few years,” he said.
“The next stage is to bring these girls and any others that are interested through to the next stage and playing in the main competition.
“The girls’ night at Kingsbridge (Reserve) is aimed at informing girls and their parents on the pathway into cricket.”
Mr O’Connor said there would be WACA representatives, the Perth Scorchers bus and a Scorchers mascot at Kingsbridge Reserve for the February 17 event, which will start at 5pm.
“We will be organising games and activities for the girls,” he said.
“Any girls and their parents that would like to learn more about cricketing pathways for females are more than welcome to come down.”
What: Girls Cricket Night
Who: Quinns Rocks Junior Cricket Club
Where: Kingsbridge Reserve, Kingsbridge Boulevard, Butler
When: 5pm on Friday, February 17
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