School­girls get into cricket

Auckland City Harbour News - - SPORT -

Young women are be­ing en­cour­aged to give cricket a go ahead of the start of the sea­son in a bid to get more fe­male play­ers com­pet­ing on the pitch.

A se­ries of Quikhit girl’s only cricket tour­na­ments have been run­ning across Auck­land this month.

More than 250 girls in year 3 to 6 were at Col­lege Ri­fles for the East­ern tour­na­ment on Septem­ber 16.

The tour­na­ments pro­vide a great op­por­tu­nity for young women to try their hand at the sport, Auck­land Cricket de­vel­op­ment co- or­di­na­tor An­thony Bowler says.

‘‘We want to pro­mote the game to girls and get more of them in­volved. It’s an area which Auck­land Cricket has iden­ti­fied as hav­ing mas­sive growth.’’

White Fern Sara McGlashan is one of the play­ers help­ing Auck­land Cricket pro­mote the game.

She was on hand at the Quikhit tour­na­ment act­ing as an um­pire.

Go to auck­land­c­i­ty­har­bour news.co.nz and click on Lat­est Edi­tion for pho­tos of schools com­pet­ing at the Quikhit tour­na­ment.

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