T20 comp to entice young players
Aspiring cricketers between the ages of eight and 12 throughout the region have been invited to join the new weekly T20 competition which began on Monday.
Held on the Upper Great Southern Hockey Association’s turf, new cricketers are being encouraged to get a feel for the sport in a new initiative by the Towns Cricket Club in the short form of the game.
Organiser Peter Baker hoped numbers continued to build from those at the turf on Monday afternoon.
“It’s just about getting kids down and enjoying cricket, getting a bat and a bowl, in the short format,” he said.
“The shorter format makes it more enjoyable, you find with the longer formats kids can sit around and not do much.
“Whoever comes down will get a go, fielding, batting, bowling, the lot.”
Mr Baker said that while the games were hosted by Towns, families from other clubs were welcome. “It will get the kids game practice, it will help out every club wherever they’re from, getting numbers in the future,” he said.
The modified game will be run every Monday from 4.30 until December 10 — all are welcomed to turn up on the day.
All aspiring cricketers in the region are welcome to join a new T20 competition.