Future stars learn the basics
THE cricket season in Mareeba is well under way but the futute stars of the game have been eagerly practicing their skills at the Milo In2Cricket program at Borzi Park, Mareeba.
Youngsters aged between 5 to 8-years-old worked on their throwing, catching and batting through fun activities.
Milo cricket coordinator Trisha Spry said this year had been the first time the program had run in a few years but it was a great initiative for children.
“We haven’t run the program because we did not have enough kids but this year we had about 40 kids register which is great,” she said.
“We have a great mixture of boys and girls this year who have not played cricket before that are introduced to cricket through this program.”
Mrs Spry said kids learned through fun and fitness the ba- sics of the sport that can be incorporated into an actual match.
“There are different drills we do each week to work on their running, throwing, catching and batting,” she said.
“The next step for these kids will be the Milo T20 blast.”
Mareeba resident Catherine O’Brien whose two kids Cooper, 7 and Sienna O’Brien, 5 are in the Milo In2Cricket program said this was a great way for kids to enjoy cricket and fitness.
“Kids need to be out and about not in front of the television. Both my husband and I are sporty so it was natural our kids got involved,” she said.
“Both the kids love it and it is a great environment for children to learn the basics of cricket.”
If any parents are wanting to have their kids involved visit www.playcricket.com.au or go to the Mareeba & District Cricket Facebook page and follow the links. .