KISSING POINT CRICKET CALL OUT TO GIRLS

'Pink Stumps Day' charity fundraiser for the club at The Glade in Wahroonga.
'Pink Stumps Day' charity fundraiser for the club at The Glade in Wahroonga.

The Kissing Point Cricket Club has a strong history in girls’ cricket, and it is once again putting out a call for girls to come forward.

The Club has had a strong past in drawing local girls into the game of cricket.

Its having Registration Days on Saturdays 28 July and Sat 4 August, from 9am till 12 noon at Auluba Oval, Auluba Road, South Turramurra.

KPCC entered its first side 1996 and soon became a local powerhouse, winning seven premierships in 12 seasons in the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai and Hills District Cricket Association and later the Northern Sydney Girls Cricket Association, and producing nine players into NSW Emerging Breakers squads.

However registrations dwindled after the 2007/08 season, to the point where the club was unable to enter girls’ teams. But following recent growth in female participation last season, along with the surge in interest through the WBBL, ‘Kisso’ is optimistic about a return to girls’ cricket competitions for the first time in 10 years.

“The growing Sixers Girls Cricket League appears to provide the perfect opportunity for the club to realise this ambition,” said Chris Roden-Smith, the Girls Cricket Coordinator.  “This competition is local and offers 7-a-side cricket for the under 11s and 9-a-side cricket for the under 13 and 15 age groups, in order to maximise participation.

“In a sign of intent, we’ve also employed professional coaches to assist new players with development.”

And for those too young or who don’t feel up to competition cricket, the club’s T20 Blast is another option. Introduced last season as a Friday evening program, the Blast turned out to be a roaring success, attracting 77 young players, of which nearly a third were girls!

Come along to the Kissing Point Cricket Club Registration Days, or register online at www.kissingpointcc.com.au. For more information, call Chris Roden-Smith on 0468 799 104.

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