Cricket for girls and women

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Getting more women and girls into cricket

Washington Park CC prides itself on the opportunities it has available for girls & women of all ages to participate in cricket. 


Starting at Woolworths Blast programs through to teams in the All Girls Cricket Competition for 13 & Under and 16 & Under.  


The Club also fields a team in the Cricket Southern Bayside Women’s Competition in collaboration with Carnegie Cricket Club.


Please contact Ros Batson for further information

Email: Rosalinda.batson@gmail.com

Mobile: 0411 047 206

Female teams for 2019/20 season you can join

13 & Under Stage 1  

9 – 12yos    

Play with a softaball 

Shortened pitch and boundary 

7 a side (max of nine players) 

Matches on  Wednesday from 5 – 7pm 

Register here


13 & Under Stage 2 

10 – 13yos   2<

Play with a hard cricket ball – 142gms 

Shortened pitch and boundary 

9 a side (max of 11 players) 

Matches on  Wednesday from 5 – 7pm 

Register here


16 & Under   

 12 – 16 yos

 Play with a hard cricket ball – 142gms  

 Full pitch 

 9 a side (max of 11 players) 

 Matches on Sunday from 8.45am – 11am

Register here


CSBW – T20 Competition (women's)

All ages and abilities 

Play with a hard cricket ball 

Full pitch

9 a side (max of 11 players) 

Matches on Sunday from 1.00pm – 3.30pm 


Register here (through Carnegie CC)

Pre-season training

Preseason training starts in September on Sunday mornings with special ‘come and try’ days organised for female participants who may be new to the sport. These will be advertised on our website. 

Coaching from Jen Taffs

 We are very lucky to have Jennifer Taffs as our Coordinator of Junior Coaching at WPCC who provides huge support to the female players at the Club.

Jen joins Washington Park with a long history associated in cricket, stemming from her junior cricket days in New South Wales. From representing her state as a junior in the underage competitions, to playing in the Women’s Big Bash League, Jen has gained valuable cricket knowledge and shared in many experiences that some could only dream of. Jen was part of the Melbourne Renegades inaugural WBBL list, playing 13 games in the first season of the competition. A hard-hitting opening batter and handy left arm leg-spinner, she is playing in the Victorian Premier Cricket competition for Essendon Maribyrnong Park, with Jen winning the Player of the Final in the T20 Grand Final in 2018. Jen is currently coaching representative level cricket with the South East Bayside Breakers female teams across the Under 14 and Under 17 age groups. She has also worked within our region assisting at school clinics and coaching players one-on-one. 

  

Come and join us!

You'll have a great time with the Sharks! Read on to find out more about the opportunities and success our girls experienced last season.

Girls Cricket at Packer Park - season 2018/19

WPCC – Proud of our female cricketers

WPCC is lucky to have a combined girl’s team with Carnegie CC. And what a great summer was had by many of our 13 & Under female players who participated in representative teams. 

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Youth Premier League

Elizabeth Cormack and Alannah Gora were selected for the U14 South East Bayside Breakers and Amelie O’Meara and Olivia Turner for the U14 Inner South East Scorpions in the Youth Premier League (YPL) in January. 

Both teams acquitted themselves well with the Breakers narrowly missing out on finishing top of the table by 2 runs in their last game. I am sure the highlight for Amelie would have been the 40 rtno in round 4. Liz would have enjoyed her 17 no in round 2. 

Alannah the 2/15 in round 3 taking out two very strong batters and for Olivia round 6 where she made 14 no as well as tidy bowling figures of 0/2. 


VMCU – U14 Julie Savage Shield

 

Following the YPL, Amelie and Olivia were fortunate enough to play in the representative team for the Inner South East Cricket Association (ISEC) in the Julie Savage Shield.


Another WPCC/Carnegie player represented the South East Cricket Association (SECA) in the same competition, Daisy Gee. ISEC maintained their position as champions winning back to back shields. Congratulations to Amelie, Olivia and Daisy for their brilliant efforts in ISEC and SECA.

Olivia Turner (right) and Amelie O’Meara
Olivia Turner (right) and Amelie O’Meara

Cricket Southern Bayside vs Cricket Tasmania

 

Continuing on the representative opportunities for our young players, Cricket Southern Bayside asked the All Girls Cricket Competition to put together a team to play against Cricket Tasmania in the week leading up to Australia Day.  WPCC/Carnegie were well represented in this team with Elizabeth Cormack, Daisy Gee, Alannah Gora, and Amelie O’Meara all being selected.

The competition comprised four games, two of which were played on turf. Our players did themselves proud with Amelie scoring 47no in the first game, bowling figures of 2/8 in the second and 18rtno in the fourth. No wonder she won player of the competition. Congratulations Amelie!

Daisy’s highlight would have been the 2/10 in the last game. For Liz, 20 runs in the third game and 1/10 in the second. Alannah surely was happy with 1/6 in the first match and 11no at the end of play in the third.

Most importantly, they came together as a team with very little opportunity to play together prior to the competition week. It was wonderful to see the development of their skills over January and for the AGCC team to bring home the silverware. Hopefully next year we get to go to Tassie!

Cricket Southern Bayside team
Back row – Amelie O’Meara (second from left) and Alannah Gora (second
Cricket Southern Bayside team Back row – Amelie O’Meara (second from left) and Alannah Gora (second