Push for women’s team

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PERTH Cricket Club is once again run­ning a ladies so­cial com­pe­ti­tion but this time is hop­ing to form a fe­male team.

The Sun­set Scorchers so­cial ladies cricket com­pe­ti­tion runs dur­ing Fe­bru­ary and March at Fletcher Park, Carlisle.

Com­pe­ti­tion co-or­di­na­tor Jake Snad­den said the com­pe­ti­tion was set up four years ago so part­ners and mums could have fun but had be­come an av­enue to iden­tify tal­ented women.

“There has been a real mix of

women tak­ing part, from peo­ple as­so­ci­ated with the club to ath­letes from other sports like hockey, foot­ball and soft­ball,” he said.

“It wasn’t our first goal to form a women’s team but we’ve been able to iden­tify some tal­ent and some of the women would like to play more so we have plans to put a B-Grade side to­gether.”

Snad­den said they would need up to 15 play­ers but was en­cour­aged by the re­sponse.

“We’ve al­ready had about six emails from women who want to play in a larger com­pe­ti­tion,” he said.

“You can feel the mo­men­tum in women’s sport; the tide is turn­ing.”

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

Howzat... Lyn Grzinic, Jake Snad­den and Sharon Snad­den.

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