Schoolgirls get into cricket
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.