Fast pace for Jamestown cricket girls

Girls from all around the Mid North gathered at Jamestown’s Big Shed last Friday for a day filled with cricket, mentoring and fun. 

Twenty girls attended the full day event which focused on teaching those new to cricket and mentoring those who had played before.

The girls were put through their paces by previous South Australian women’s team member, Cara Fiebig and other mentors, learning the correct techniques for bowling, batting and running.  

Jodie Bowman, the Mid North zone coaching coordinator for girls cricket, said they just want to get as many girls involved in the sport as they can. 

“Most girls don’t have a summer sport and the only way for them to play has been with the boys,” she said.

“We have created a way for girls to play and feel safe.” 

Ben Brown, Country Cricket Officer for the South Australian Cricket Association, said there had been a strong amount of positivity for the sport ever since Cricket Australia featured the Mid North Girls Strikers in a short film.

The expansion of girls cricket is imminent in the Mid North area and an invitational competition has been organised to encourage more girls to partake in the sport this summer. 

Clare High School will host 35 teams on October 16, where games of cricket will be played throughout the day. 

This competition is a great incentive for schools and players, as each school will receive $2000 in funding for participating.