Latrobe Cricket Club is keen to provide females with the chance to enjoy playing cricket. We were the first club in Cricket North West to have a female play for a club side, with Kendall Brazendale playing 2nd Grade in the 2005/06 season. Last year, Sophie Squibb, daughter of Life Member David Squibb, played in the North-West Under-12 Girls team and performed admirably. We are keen for more females to take up the game with Latrobe Cricket Club.
In our own survey, club members have stated their preference for setting up a local roster for girls in Grades 3-6, so that they may experience the game at an early age and set in place a lifelong passion for cricket.
Cricket North West has set up a Women’s Cricket Taskforce to determine the next step in setting up a coastal women’s competition. It is anticipated that clubs will offer women’s cricket in the 2011/12 season, with the form to be determined by the taskforce.
In the meantime, Latrobe Cricket Club would like to stress that females are eligible to participate in all of the club’s programs, from IN2 Cricket, to the Primary School competition and Under-13, Under-15 and Under-17 teams. As Kendall Brazendale showed, there is also the opportunity for women with cricket talent to play at a higher level as well.
Latrobe Cricket Club is excited to welcome women’s cricket to North West Tasmania, and we hope that many females decide to give it a go. For more information, please contact President Darren Nicolle by email, or phone him on 0408 262 971. Come join us!