Betts fan of cricket pathways
WOMEN’S Big Bash League bowler Samantha Betts has applauded the growing pathways for young female cricketers after a highly successful Adelaide Strikers Girls’ Cricket League spring launch at Adelaide Oval yesterday.
Betts believes the excitement of the WBBL provided a tremendous incentive for youngsters to build a career in the sport. “Compared to what it was like for a lot of us girls growing up, to know there is now a set pathway and careers you can aspire to is awesome,” Betts said.
“The Big Bash is very appealing for girls and something they can pursue. At the clinic, it was good to see the girls putting their hand up and saying they would like to play for the Strikers one day, just having those aspirations.
“The girls were excited to be out there at the clinic and it is all about having fun playing cricket.”
Betts missed last season with the Strikers because of a back injury, but will return to the side this summer. She said it had been tough on the sidelines and it had motivated her to work harder.