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10 April, 2021

Holiday Blast for budding cricketers

AT just 14, cricketer Elisha Ayson has already represented Cairns at State level and now other young girls can test out the game in all its colourful glory.

By Nicole Gibson

Cricket Queensland is holding their Cricket Colour Blast for girls aged seven to 15 on Tuesday as part of their Easter School Holiday program.

The event is hosted by the Mulgrave Cricket Club with girls of all skill levels, including beginners, invited to the fun.

Queensland Cricket Participation Officer, Trish Spry said it was a great way for younger girls considering taking up cricket to see what the game is all about.

“Boys tend to grow up with cricket being a typical option for them to come and join whereas with girls we were finding it wasn’t quite the norm for them,” Ms Spry said.

“Combining the game with some fun little activities that involve a little bit more play, we use activities and the water and the colour blast powder, that made it a little bit more interesting and a little bit more unique to obviously show girls that it is a sport for them as well.”

 

Ms Spry said there were also clear pathways now for girls who wanted to look at the sport on a professional level.

United Cairns Cricket Club player Elisha Ayson started playing cricket at 12 and has represented the region twice since starting.

She said it is a great sport for girls to get into.

“There’s the fun aspect of teamwork, making new friends and the whole girls competition where they’re including girls more often over time,” Ms Ayson said.

“It’s a lovely team environment, everyone gets in and has a go and it’s just overall a really good time.”

Cricket Colour Blast will be held at Walker Road Sports Precinct from 9.30am Tuesday. Entry is just $20 and includes colour powder, a t-shirt for Colour Blast activities and a back pack. For more details or to book contact Trish Spry on 0466809987 or trish.spry@qldcricket.com.au .


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