Go on, give it a bash
CHANCE FOR YOUNGSTERS TO EXPERIENCE T20 EXCITEMENT
CHILDREN from St Clair will get a taste of what it’s like to play in the Big Bash League with a T20 cricket program coming to Cook and Banks Reserve.
Starting on Monday, the sessions will run once a week for eight weeks, giving youngsters of all ages and skill levels a chance to get involved.
Organiser Jarred Hodges said the program gave children and their families a way to grow their passion for the sport.
“T20 creates a fun environment in which kids can play and build up their confidence before entering into competitive cricket,” Hodges said.
“This program appeals to all levels, from those who haven’t played before and those who have – the program is very inclusive.”
The 90-minute program is run by volunteers from the St Clair Hawks Cricket Club who will use their expertise to help the young sportstars.
“Children will be put into teams and will have a go at both batting and bowling,” Hodges said.
“They will also take turns with our coaches who will go over technique and skills.”
Australian T20 captain Aaron Finch encouraged children to get more involved in the abbreviated cricket game.
“I love the fun and excitement of playing T20 and it’s great to see so many getting involved in this format,” Finch said. “MILO T20 Blast gives girls and boys the chance to improve their cricketing skills, keep active, and have a lot of fun.”
The Milo T20 program will be held at Joe McAleer Oval in Glendenning. For details on how to register, visit playcricket.com.au.
Jack Balgowan, Blake Hodges, Tyrone Myburgh-Sisam, Kate Pelle, Kayden Myburgh-Sisam and Hayden Dunn.
Hayden Dunn in action and (right) Tyrone Myburgh-Sisam gives the team some fielding practice.