Fun fam­ily en­vi­ron­ment at Fin­ley Cricket Club

Southern Riverina news - - SUMMER SPORTS 2018 -

Noth­ing is quite as Aus­tralian as play­ing cricket in sum­mer.

Boast­ing a long his­tory with the Mur­ray Val­ley Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion, the Fin­ley Cricket Club of­fers a great fam­ily en­vi­ron­ment for crick­eters of all lev­els, in­clud­ing ju­niors.

The club has en­tered five teams in the MVCA for the 2018/19 sea­son, which started ear­lier this month.

The Di­vi­sion One and Di­vi­sion Two teams are for se­nior play­ers, while the Un­der 16 is a com­bined team with Jer­ilderie, Un­der 14 and Un­der 12 teams cater for ju­niors.

Train­ing for seniors is held ev­ery Tues­day and Thurs­day from 5.30pm with spots still avail­able in the sides.

Com­ing off the back of their first win for the sea­son the Di­vi­sion One team will play Ber­ri­gan at the Fin­ley Apex Sports and Com­mu­nity Cen­tre oval to­mor­row night start­ing at 5pm.

Di­vi­sion Two will be play­ing its first game of the sea­son this week­end against Jer­ilderie on Satur­day af­ter­noon at Monash Park, Jer­ilderie start­ing at 1pm.

The two teams will be play­ing for the Pat Mac Cup. The cup is con­tested each time the two sides meet, with the Demons win­ning the past three en­coun­ters.

Club pres­i­dent Matt Whitty said the Fin­ley Cricket Club is a friendly club and en­cour­ages new com­ers.

‘‘We have great fa­cil­i­ties and a friendly at­mo­sphere.

‘‘There’s a good group ju­nior player com­ing through. It gives you some­thing to do on the week­end.

‘‘We’re a very so­cial club and have re­ally in­struc­tive coaches to help im­prove the younger play­ers.’’

The club will also be run­ning a Milo T20 Blast cricket com­pe­ti­tion suited to kids aged 7-10 years this sea­son.

A date is still to be con­firmed for the Blast com­pe­ti­tion with the younger kids able to learn more about the skills of cricket to pre­pare them for Un­der 12 cricket in the fu­ture.

T20 Blast games are played on Satur­days.

Fin­ley Di­vi­sion One cap­tain Rus­sell An­der­son in ac­tion for the Cats on Satur­day. Photo cour­tesy Terri-Lea An­der­son.

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