Page 11 - West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook Cricket Club Yearbook 2014-15
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Special thanks to Mal Hall who ran the team on match days allowing me to be a cricketing Dad for a change, and to Michelle for her wonderful scoring duties each week. Our enthusiastic supporters turned up each week cheering on the girls and we wound up the season with a pool party at our house which was great fun.
We also started a T20 Blast on Friday nights to attract the 8 to 12 year old girls into playing cricket and managed to get 32 signed up for the first session before Christmas. To watch 2 games being played at the same time at Edward Bennett Oval each Friday was great fun and due to popular demand we continued with a second series of 6 weeks after Christmas too. Watching the girls run to the oval each week looking forward to their cricket was very rewarding indeed. The spectators were treated to music and dancing throughout the games, providing some unusual cricketing techniques with run ups incorporating dance moves and sometimes cartwheels were performed while chasing balls to the boundary.
We ran a sausage sizzle each week and were delighted to raise and contribute $380 to the Pink Stumps efforts from the girls section.
The T20 Girls were treated to some wonderful opportunities by Cricket NSW. Many of them took part in the Anthem Ceremony when the Southern Stars played the West Indies at North Sydney Oval, they played in the break between the Women’s and Men’s T20 matches at ANZ Stadium and then on the outfield at the SCG on Day 4 of the Test Match. Some even featured in an article on Backyard cricket in the Sydney Morning Herald.
Hopefully all of the girls will be looking forward to returning next season to T20 Blast and also some of the older ones will be joining the Breakers Juniors squads too
We have formed a Girls Committee and my thanks to Mal, Michelle, Jae, Kirsty and Sarah for standing. We are all looking forward to working hard to grow from the success we have achieved this year with planning already underway.
Our aim for next season is to run the hugely successful T20 Blast on Friday nights which has created a complete pathway for the girls who play Kanga to progress through to joining a Junior Breakers team and perhaps beyond. Certainly it would be great to get two Saturday teams for next season.

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