Players have a blast with Warriors

Kyle Gardiner and Will Bosisto play an impromptu game with East Waikiki Primary teacher Grant Pilling and Year 6 students Rhys Norris-Cooper and Zander Goodwin.
Kyle Gardiner and Will Bosisto play an impromptu game with East Waikiki Primary teacher Grant Pilling and Year 6 students Rhys Norris-Cooper and Zander Goodwin.

Peel Region cricket manager Aimee White was joined by Warriors� players Kyle Gardiner and Will Bosisto on Tuesday, and Perth Scorchers mascot Blaze on Wednesday.

Rockingham Beach primary, East Waikiki primary and Golden Bay primary were visited by the Warriors duo, while Orelia primary, Safety Bay primary and Comet Bay primary welcomed the bright orange mascot Blaze.

White said National Cricket Week ends August 9, with the opening of cricket registrations this weekend.

She said participation in the region was continually increasing, and she expected a boost with the implementation of a new format, T20 Blast, for seven to 11 year olds.

�T20 Blast gives kids the opportunity to play a fun game of cricket without any pressure, the sort of games they play in school at lunchtime,� White said. �It�s a one-hour format played with eight per team on weekdays and everyone gets a go to bat, bowl, field and keep wicket, rotating through positions. When kids on the batting team aren�t at the crease, they take part in the skills zone where they are taught a bunch of skills.

�The format change gives kids the chance to feel like a Perth Scorcher.�

The first area T20 Blast programs will be launched at Baldivis and Hillman.

For more details, visit www.playcricket.com.au.