Calling on locals to join MDCA girls’ competition

Local girls are being encouraged to give cricket a crack this Sunday as the Maryborough District Cricket Association’s (MDCA) junior girls’ competition returns for its third season.

Facilitated by the Renegades Junior Girls’ Cricket League, the program sees girls take part in several weeks of training between this Sunday and February next year with the aim to field a side in the Central Highlands’ Just For Girls T20.

The MDCA’s first ever all girls side was fielded last season off the back of the program and MDCA girls’ junior cricket coordinator Paul Rumpff said they are hoping to expand the age groups entered if they can get enough girls to do so.

“The MDCA is planning to enter the T20 that Central Highlands runs again, like we did last season,” he said.

“They’re playing it over two weekends next February so we can’t wait to get back over there.

“There is also a 16s option for the T20 as well, if we did get seven or eight girls who came along and were keen, I’d be really open to putting in a team.”

The program starts this Sunday, November 10 from 10 am at Princes Park.

Following sessions are December 1, 8, 15 and all four Sundays in February 2020.

The program is $50, inclusive of the Ballarat competition at the end of the season, but Rumpff said he is happy for families to come and have a look this Sunday before signing on.

For more information call 0409 795 992.

For more on this story see Page 31 of The Advertiser, Friday, November 8

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