A new program will encourage women to pick up a bat or ball and give cricket a go this Spring.
Whacky Wickets was launched at Bradman Oval on Friday, October 12.
The night included an appearance from cricketing legend Tina Macpherson.
Coach Jock McIllhatton said there was a good turn-out for the opening night.
“The pleasing thing about this is that 24 of the ladies in attendance probably wouldn't play cricket and it looks like they're enjoying themselves,” he said.
Cricketing legend Tina Macpherson was there to lend her expertise and was enjoying the program.
Ms Macpherson said the women embraced the spirit of cricket.
“It’s been really fun, they seem to be all enjoying themselves,” Ms Macpherson said.
“They can all hit and catch a ball so that’s a great start,” she said.
The status of future cricketing legend hasn't been achieved just yet from the players.
“Not at the moment, but this is the first night and we’ll see what will happen in six weeks,” Ms Macpherson said.
Highlands District Cricket Association chairman Simon Taufel said they’re gaining ground on female involvement with the game of cricket.
“What I’ve learnt with female engagement through my work with Cricket Australia is that females are hesitant to get involved unless they’re 110 per cent safe and confident,” Mr Taufel said.
“Whacky Wickets isn’t win or lose, it’s not pass or fail.
“It’s all about having a go and enjoying the game and having a few laughs with your mates.”
If you are interested in the Whacky Wickets program held at Bradman Oval, email email@example.com for enquries or bookings.
- Turn to page 14 to see more photos from Whacky Wickets at Bradman Oval on Friday, October 12.