Pi­paro set to lead the West­ern Fury

Canning Times - - SPORT -

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.”

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