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Girls Cricket

INTRODUCTION

Cricket Australia has identified the growth of girls' cricket as a national priority both in terms of participation and fan engagement. Hence, many initiatives have been put in place to encourage entry-level participants into club cricket. 
 
MWJCA has fully engaged with these initiatives and the number of girls playing cricket is on the increase. Click here to see the Manly Warringah Pathway for Women's Cricket.  Cricket Australia have also released a female cricket pathway document.  Click here for more information.
 
But what are your options if your daughter wants to play at a level beyond club level?  Hopefully, the below information will help.

 

JUNIOR LOCAL CRICKET

If your daughter is interested in playing cricket, set out below are the options for club cricket within the Manly Warringah district. 


 Age group/standardWhen/Where and type of cricket 

If under 8 and no cricket experience:
Best option: In2cricket (boys & girls)
More information: www.playcricket.com.au

When: various days/time (eg Saturday morning, Friday evening)
October to December
Type: Basic skills 

If under 12 with limited cricketing experience and want to play girls only cricket
Best option : T20 Blast – girls only
7 – 10 years
More information: www.playcricket.com.au

 

When: Friday Twilight 5.30 - 7.00 October to March
Where: Weldon Oval, Curl Curl.
Type: Soft ball, plastic bat, music
If some cricket experience, want to play girls only cricket and happy to face hard ball:
Best option: Manly Warringah Sydney Sixers Girls League
Under 13 and Under 15 (age as at 1 September).
More information: www.sydneysixersgirlscricket.com.au

When: Saturday afternoon 2.00 - 4.30pm
Season: Oct – March
Where: Grounds in Manly Warringah
Participating clubs: All MWJCA clubs.
Type: Hard ball, protective equipment, 9 a-side, T20 format.  U/15 some longer formats.

 

If none of the above suit they may want to join a Sat morning mixed team:
Girls can play up to 1 years below age group.
More information: www.manlyjuniorcricket.nsw.cricket.com.au

When: Mostly Sat morning (some afternoon games) Oct to Mar
Participating clubs: All MWJCA clubs participate
Where: Grounds in Manly Warringah
Type: Dependent upon age group.

Teams can also participate in Manly Mini Bash comp in Feb/Mar.

 

 

 

 

JUNIOR REPRESENTATIVE CRICKET - MWJCA representation

The MWJCA enters a team in the under 13 Mollie Dive representative competition.  This competition is administered by the NSW Districts Cricket Association (DCA). It is played on Sundays during October and November. The matches are 35 overs in duration with 11-a-side.  The games are played on a synthetic pitch.  Selection trials for the next season are held towards the end of the current season.  Keep on eye on the MWJCA website for further information. 
 
The MWJCA also enters a team in the under 15 Margaret Peden Shield.  This competition will also be played on Sundays during October and November.  The matches will be 40 overs in duration on turf pitches.

 

NSW WOMEN’S PREMIER CRICKET - Manly Warringah District cricket club representation

In exciting news, the Manly Warringah District Cricket Club (MWDCC) intends to select a team to complete in the Women’s Premier Grade competition - The Brewer Shield - for the 2017/18 season.  This is an under 17 competition, played on turf grounds with the same level of prestige as the under 16 AW Green Shield competition.  More information on women’s grade cricket in general can be found at: www.womensgrade.nsw.cricket.com.au


REPRESENTATIVE CARNIVALS

In 2015/16 there was an u/15 representative carnivals for girls held in Orange in January.  In addition, girls can participate in the Kookaburra Cup in Canberra in the Sept/October holidays.  Please keep an eye on the MWJCA website for details..

 

CRICKET NSW PARTICIPATION PATHWAY

The below sets out the participation pathway for female cricketers in NSW.

 


Age 17+

Lend Lease NSW Elite national competition

 


Age 17+

Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL)


Age 17+

Women's grade cricket. 

3 senior grades + 1 junior representative grade (Brewer Shield)

  

Age 10-17

Competitions for U13 and U17.

Aligned with new WBBL


Age 8- 12

Modified games of cricket, played at central locations, often Friday evenings. Girls only programs

Age 5 -7

Entry level skills program

  

 

REGIONAL STATE & BEYOND

 

As with the boys, state representation usually begins at a school level.
 
There is also the opportunity to trial for the Cricket NSW academy programs in the age groups from U13 to U18.  These selections take place in May each year.  Players are then selected to take part in the State Challenge, with the final NSW Metro team chosen at the conclusion of this tournament. The U15 and U18 NSW Metro teams participate in the National Championships.  Further information on these academies can be found on the Cricket NSW website at www.cricketnsw.com.au/elite-pathway/youth-female/cricket-nsw-academy.

 

 

MWJCA CONTACT

If you would like any further information on girls' cricket in MWJCA, please contact Deanne Hutt or Scott Osborne at girls@mwjca.com.au