Warrnambool and District Cricket Association’s girls’ cricket competition is in full swing

WARRNAMBOOL and District Cricket Association’s girls’ cricket competition is in full swing.

Grassmere batter Taya Irving, 11, keeps her eyes on the ball during the Girls Under 13 game against Russells Creek. Picture: Rob Gunstone

Grassmere batter Taya Irving, 11, keeps her eyes on the ball during the Girls Under 13 game against Russells Creek. Picture: Rob Gunstone

Players in 10 teams are honing their skills across the under 13 and under 16 age groups as part of the six-week program.

Woodford (two teams), Koroit (two teams), Nestles, Brierly-Christ Church, Russells Creek, Nirranda, East Warrnambool and a composite team from the Grassmere Cricket Association are involved in the inaugural season.

It is hoped the competition will build in coming years.

Association president Gordon McLeod is rapt with the participation rates across the two age groups and growth of female cricket in the region.

Meanwhile, the Warrnambool and District has picked extended squads for Portland under 13 country week in January. They will do training runs and a team will be selected for a practice match against Hamilton.

The association will send two 13-player squads to the tournament.

Greg Hewson and Anton Lucas have been appointed coaches.

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