Kids in the middle of the action

Kids in the middle of the action

But it’s safe to say dozens of local junior cricketers will still be talking about the time they played on the WACA Ground when Australia won the Ashes.

It wasn’t just the Australian and English players who braved sweltering heat in front of more than 20,000 spectators during the first three days of the Third Test.

Teams of wide-eyed youngsters took to the field in 40C heat at lunch as part of Cricket Australia’s in2CRICKET program.

Among them were budding batsmen and bowlers from Sorrento Duncraig, Joondalup-Kinross and Warwick Greenwood junior cricket clubs.

Australian captain Michael Clarke said the juniors would remember the experience for the rest of their lives.

‘It’s an amazing opportunity for these kids to further practise their skills in front of huge crowds on Australia’s premier grounds,’ he said.

The program focuses on children aged five to 10.