Cricket for Girls
There is now have a complete pathway for young female cricketers, starting with the Junior Blaster (mixed program designed for 5-6-year-olds), the Master Blaster Girls competition (7-8-year-olds) and then on to playing in the U11, U13 and U15 competitions.
Junior Blasters (5-6-year-olds)
Junior Blasters is designed to teach girls and boys aged five and six, the basic skills of cricket in a fun, safe and healthy environment. Through different drills, children are taught batting, bowling, throwing and catching. The emphasis is on fun – no actual cricket game is played.
The six-week program runs on Friday afternoons at Killarney Heights Oval, starting mid-November (exact date TBD).
Master Blasters – Girls (7-8-year-olds)
Teams comprise 6 girls, with games played on Saturday mornings from 10.30am – 12pm. The girls play with a soft ball, so no batting gloves, pads or helmets are needed. Everybody gets to bat and bowl. Games are played on the grass at David Thomas Reserve, Manly Vale from 27 October – 16 March.
U11 – Sixers Girls Cricket League (9-10-year-olds)
7-a-side, T20 competition played on a 16m synthetic pitch with a 30m boundary. Everyone gets a bat and bowl and a semi-hard ball (Kookaburra Rookie ball) is used and pads, gloves and a helmet are worn.
All games are played at David Thomas Reserve, Manly Vale, on Saturday mornings from 10.30am – 12.45pm. The season dates are 20 October to 16 March.
U13 – Sixers Girls Cricket League (11-12-year-olds)
9-a-side, T20 competition played on a 18m synthetic pitch with a 35m boundary.
Games are played at David Thomas Reserve or Millers Reserve, Manly Vale, on Saturdays from 1pm – 3.30pm. The season dates are 20 October to 16 March.
U15 – Sixers Girls Cricket League (13-14-year-olds)
9-a-side competition comprising T20 and T25 games played on a full-length synthetic pitch with a 40m boundary.
Games are played at David Thomas Reserve or Millers Reserve, Manly Vale, on Saturday s from 1pm – 3.30pm. The season dates are 20 October to 16 March.
Girls, of course, also have the option to join a mixed junior team and can play 1 year below their age group in this competition.
U17 – Brewer Shield (through Manly Warringah District Cricket Club)
3rd Grade – 15 years and over (through Manly Warringah District Cricket Club)
Manly Warringah District Cricket Club is seeking female cricketers to join the club’s 3rd grade side for the 2018/19 season.
With the recent success of the debut season of the u/17 Brewer Shield, MWDCC is continuing the growth and development of women’s cricket on the Northern Beaches by fielding a 3rd Grade side in the Sydney Cricket Association Competition.
With 3 grades making up the SCA Women’s Competition, 3rd Grade is the most social of the grades, and will allow for the perfect mix between youth and experience.