Piparo set to lead the Western Fury
RIVERVALE resident Chloe Piparo is the new captain of WA cricket’s female team, Western Fury.
The state team’s season starts this Friday with a game against Victoria at Murdoch University.
Nicole Bolton will serve as vice-captain.
At the season launch last Wednesday, WACA chief executive Christina Matthews said grassroots cricket would benefit from a $35 million boost in funding for the WA Cricket Association.
Matthews said the money would be used to provide more WACA staff to service local clubs and improve infrastructure.
“We’ll be helping the clubs become more self-sustainable,” Matthews said. “It’s about developing partnerships and funding more people on the ground so those partnerships grow.”