Thorn­lie club puts call out for play­ers

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THORN­LIE Cricket Club is on the hunt for play­ers for the Perth Scorchers Girls League sea­son.

The club is look­ing for girls be­tween 11 and 13 af­ter it re­ceived a grant from the Western Aus­tralian Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion to en­ter a team.

The Perth Scorchers Girls League is the pre­mier ju­nior girl’s com­pe­ti­tion in the state and of­fers a path­way for the best play­ers to pur­sue ca­reers at the high­est level pos­si­ble.

Ju­nior co-or­di­na­tor Jo Ryan-Smith said the league pre­sented an in­cred­i­ble op­por­tu­nity, but they were cur­rently strug­gling for num­bers.

“For those who like cricket, it’s the ul­ti­mate path­way for them, be­cause this is the step­ping stone to pro­fes­sional cricket and fe­male cricket is get­ting big­ger and big­ger,” she said.

Caylen Crook and Tahlia Richard­son are two girls who have al­ready com­mit­ted to play for Thorn­lie.

Richard­son said she it would “mean the world” to play cricket this sea­son. And Crook? “If I played, I would be able to get bet­ter and be bet­ter than my brother,” she said.

Tahlia Richard­son and Caylen Crook with ju­nior co-or­di­na­tor Jo-Ryan Smith.

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