BOP name ju­nior girls’ for tour­ney

Bay of Plenty Times - - Sport - Cricket Barry Le­abourn

Ten girls have been se­lected in the Bay of Plenty ju­nior girls’ cricket team which will play against five other North­ern Dis­tricts teams from North­land, Coun­ties Manukau, Waikato Val­ley and Hamil­ton.

The nine-a-side tour­na­ment will see the Bay of Plenty girls play four games dur­ing the two days of com­pe­ti­tion.

The com­pe­ti­tion is again be­ing hosted by North­land Cricket and The side

Bay of Plenty Ju­nior Girls: Mya Clarke, Amelia Har­vey, An­nie Nolan, Tash Wake­lin, Cate Wahl, Elle Archer, Rachel Wa­hab, Grace Kahle, Ella Rose Carter. (One to be added). Coach: Re­becca Yee.

will be played at Kaipara Flats.

The Bay girls’ team is the one of the ini­tial steps in Bay of Plenty Cricket’s Women’s Cricket Path­way, which fol­lows on from the highly suc­cess­ful GoGirl De­vel­op­ment pro­gramme man­aged by BOPCA women’s de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Re­becca Yee.

Bay of Plenty Cricket man­ager Tai Bridg­man-Rai­son said the Kaipara tour­na­ment was “an im­por­tant step­ping stone as play­ers tran­si­tion into the sec­ondary school pro­gramme”.

“For many play­ers, this is their first in­tro­duc­tion to a tour­na­ment­type en­vi­ron­ment, where they are play­ing a lot of cricket in a short space of time.”

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