T20 comp to en­tice young play­ers

Narrogin Observer - - Sport - Michael Traill

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.

Pic­ture: Michael Traill

All aspir­ing crick­eters in the re­gion are wel­come to join a new T20 com­pe­ti­tion.

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