SIX clubs are now determined to field senior female sides in the Warrnambool and District Cricket Association's proposed competition.
The Standard understands Brierly-Christ Church and Allansford have joined West Warrnambool, Nestles, Nirranda and a Grassmere Cricket Association side in flagging interest.
It's a major boost for the competition, which was expected to field four teams in its inaugural season.
Warrnambool and District Cricket Association chairman Gordon McLeod said the association was delighted with the interest.
He said the competition, which could start on November 22, would be played on centre wickets and follow Twenty20 rules.
The fixture would allow each side to play each other twice, McLeod said, and would be played on a Sunday afternoon.
"We're starting small. We don't want to start too big when we're introducing something," McLeod said.
"When we started our junior (female) competition, we wanted to have a pathway for girls moving from under 14s, to under 17s into senior cricket.
"We've had good support from the clubs and now we're just hoping more players come out of the woodwork and want to play."
McLeod urged any interested players to contact clubs.
"The planning is continuing, but we've received the message that there is strong interest," he said.
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