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.
If your daughter is interested in playing cricket, set out below are the options for club cricket within the Manly Warringah district.
If under 8 and no cricket experience: Best option: In2cricket (boys & girls)More information: www.playcricket.com.au
If under 12 with limited cricketing experience and want to play girls only cricketBest option : T20 Blast – girls only7 – 10 yearsMore information: www.playcricket.com.au
When: Saturday afternoon 2.00 - 4.30pmSeason: Oct – MarchWhere: Grounds in Manly WarringahParticipating clubs: All MWJCA clubs.Type: Hard ball, protective equipment, 9 a-side, T20 format. U/15 some longer formats.
When: Mostly Sat morning (some afternoon games) Oct to MarParticipating clubs: All MWJCA clubs participateWhere: Grounds in Manly WarringahType: Dependent upon age group.
Teams can also participate in Manly Mini Bash comp in Feb/Mar.
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.
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
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..
The below sets out the participation pathway for female cricketers in NSW.
Lend Lease NSW Elite national competition
Women's grade cricket.
Competitions for U13 and U17.
Aligned with new WBBL
Modified games of cricket,
played at central locations, often Friday evenings. Girls only programs
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.
If you would like any further information on girls' cricket in MWJCA, please contact Deanne Hutt or Scott Osborne at email@example.com