Thornlie club puts call out for players
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.