Free 'come and try' cricket event for girls in the shire

Come play: Cricket NSW want to encourage more girls. Picture: Morgan Hancock

Come play: Cricket NSW want to encourage more girls. Picture: Morgan Hancock

Cricket NSW are looking to encourage more girls to play cricket in the Sutherland Shire.

They are offering a free come and try evening on Thursday, December 13.

The event, to be held at Sutherland Oval, is hoped to attract seven to 12-year-old girls to have a go at cricket for about 90 minutes.

Coaches will be in attendance to provide expertise and run skills drills.

More than 160 boys and girls aged seven to nine-years-old play in the Sutherland Shire Junior Cricket Association Master Blaster competition at Kareela Oval every Saturday morning from 8am.

The teams, made up of six to eight players per side, are mixed and it is usually children’s first taste of cricket. Every player gets to bat and bowl in every game to maximise participation.

The aim is to have girls playing cricket regularly, with female cricket participation having grown by 30 per cent recently.

The clinic starts at 5.30pm.

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