Holding a come and try session on Monday

Last season's Mid North Girls Strikers League participants at the Northern Argus carnival in Watervale, the final of the competition's inaugural season.
Last season's Mid North Girls Strikers League participants at the Northern Argus carnival in Watervale, the final of the competition's inaugural season.

The Mid North Strikers Girls League will be holding a come and try session at Clare on Monday.

After a successful first season last year, the league is back again to help give girls in the Mid North region a chance to play cricket.

The South Australian Cricket Association formed the league in partnership with the state’s Women’s Big Bash League side the Adelaide Strikers, and with Stanley, Port Pirie, Jamestown and Rocky River Cricket Associations.

Named the Strikers Girls’ Cricket League, it was established after a record number of girls participated in cricket in the state from 2015 to 2016.

Last season, 32 girls from across the Mid North participated in the league and were given the opportunity to meet the Strikers team earlier this year.

The girls were presented with medals from the Strikers and then formed a guard of honour for their Big Bash League match with the Sydney Sixers at Adelaide Oval.

Jamestown Cricket Association representative James Lang said the Mid North league was hoping for a slight increase in participation numbers after the first season exceeded expectations.

“It was extremely successful last year,” he said.

“It went absolutely above expectations and the kids had heaps of fun so it was great.”

Previously if girls in the Mid North wanted to play cricket they would have had to play alongside the boys, however with the creation of the league, they are now involved in a more comfortable playing environment alongside their friends.

It was extremely successful last year, it went absolutely above expectations and the kids had heaps of fun so it was great

Jamestown Cricket Association's James Lang

The come and try session starts at 4pm next Monday and is open to girls aged between 11 and 18 years of age.

It will be held at Clare Oval near the cricket nets.

Mr Lang said girls who did not take part last season could expect plenty of fun, colour, music and a really good atmosphere.