Sunset Scorchers competition uncovering great female cricket talent

L to R - Lyn Grzinic, Jake Snadden & Sharon Snadden Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au   d478625
L to R - Lyn Grzinic, Jake Snadden & Sharon Snadden Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d478625

PERTH Cricket Club is once again running a ladies social competition but this time they are hoping to form a Female Club Cricket team.

The Sunset Scorchers social ladies cricket competition is running during February and March at Fletcher Park, Carlisle.

Competition coordinator Jake Snadden said the competition was set up four years so partners and mums could have fun, but it had also become an avenue to identify talented women.

“There has been a real mix of women taking part, from people associated with the club to athletes from others sports like hockey, football and softball,” he said.

“It wasn’t our first goal to form a women’s team but we’ve been able to identify some talent and some of the women would like to play more so we have plans to put a B-Grade side together.

“It’s interesting how this competition flips things on its head, the mums and partners would usually be watching on the sideline can now play.

“Some of the talent has been great, some of the women can bowl with pace and some can hit the ball onto the roof.”

Snadden said they would need up to 15 players to make a team viable but he was encouraged by the response in the community.

“We’ve already had about six emails from women who want to play in a larger competition so that’s great,” he said.

“You can definitely feel the momentum in women’s sport, the tide is turning and more women are playing sports previously dominated by males.

“When young women watch the WBBL or AFLW then they can see the pathway and become more inspired to play for teams like the Scorchers.”

What: Sunset Scorchers social ladies cricket competition

When: February 2 to March 9, 6pm to 7.15pm

Where: Fletcher Park, Carlisle