Female cricket in the spotlight

There are exciting times ahead for female cricket in West Gippsland. 286479 Picture: SUPPLIED

By David Nagel

Cricket Victoria (CV) and the West Gippsland Cricket Association (WGCA) have come together to provide some great opportunities for current and prospective female cricketers this winter.

Beginning the cricketing bonanza is the Melbourne Stars School Holiday Program, being run at Elite Indoor Sports in Pakenham, from 3pm to 6pm on Monday 27 June and Monday 4 July.

A regular cost of $30 has been cut back to $10 with each participant receiving a back-pack and ball.

The program is suitable for girls aged 5 to 12 years old and includes two hours of action-packed cricket activities…as well as a free hour of Inflatable World.

On Monday 4 July, CV and the WGCA will conduct a Forum for Girls Cricket in West Gippsland, where WGCA clubs and key stakeholders are invited to attend and put forward their great ideas for the future.

The forum will also be held at Elite Indoor Sports and will include a visit from Melbourne Stars player Tess Flintoff, as well as Melbourne Stars mascot Starman.

The WGCA is also looking to run a Female Indoor Cricket Competition…beginning on Monday 18 July.

Teams will consist of six players per side in open-age competition.

Those interested in any or all of the above can visit the West Gippsland Cricket Association Facebook page for more details.