Making pitch for girls
KELSIE Oldfield (15) will be on a mission to better her 42 not out achieved last season with the Wembley Districts Junior Cricket Club when she pads up for the new season.
The Methodist Ladies’ College student will embark on her fourth cricket season on October 24.
“It’s a really good fun team sport,” Kelsie said.
The club is recruiting girls for the 2015-16 season after fielding four allgirls teams last year – T20 Blast for girls aged 612, under-15, under-18 and a mixed-age team.
Last year, the club recruited more girls than any other junior club in WA, winning the Junior Club of the Year award.
Club girls co-ordinator Margie Oldfield said involving the girls really got families involved in the club.
Oldfield said sisters of boys already playing for the club had signed up so there was a real family atmosphere.
“It’s a great opportunity for girls to play cricket as a summer sport,” she said.
Four Wembley girls played for state under-15 and under-18 teams last season.
The club is also recruiting players for its under-16 boys team.