WOMEN NEEDED TO BAT: Pat Gordon keeps wickets as Cooper Tate-Roche goes for his shots in Warwick junior cricket.
WOMEN NEEDED TO BAT: Pat Gordon keeps wickets as Cooper Tate-Roche goes for his shots in Warwick junior cricket.

Junior cricket club encourages girls to join this season

JUNIOR cricket will make its return to Warwick this Saturday, with the start of the 2019/2020 sure to impress.

Enjoyment from all of those participating is the foundation of what junior’s president Troy March is working on for this years season.

“I’m just hoping that the kids will get out there and have fun — it’s a great competition to do with their friends,” Mr March said.

“I guess it’s just the enjoyment, everyone gets a bad and a ball — it’s not the same as usual where when you get out, you’re out.”

Despite player registration yet to be finalised, Mr March is hoping for a strong turn out for this years competition.

“I’m hoping that we’ll get over 100 children in the competition,” Mr March said.

“Our numbers are definitely on the up, the last few years have been a bit lower in registrants, so hopefully this year we will see more people wanting to join in.”

While the majority of players are boys, the club offers a mixed competition, and actively encourage young girls to become more involved.

“There are probably about three or four girls at most in each grade though — so the competition is definitely there,” he said.

The club are still searching for a major helper for their under 16s competition.

Games commence at 8.00am this Saturday, with the Under 11s playing at Glennie Heights, Under 13s at Queensland Park, and the Under 16s at Scots Collge.

To register for this years season, head to www.playcricket.com.au or email Troy at troy_march@hotmail.com.