Girls cricket set to grown in second Horsham season

EXCITED: Penelope Drummond can not wait for a new cricket season to start and has encouraged more girls to try the sport.

EXCITED: Penelope Drummond can not wait for a new cricket season to start and has encouraged more girls to try the sport.

CRICKET for girls aged between 13 and 18 is set to return to Horsham later in the month with Homers and Jung looking to take part in an expanded program.

Weekly sessions will run from 5pm over an eight-week period from Wednesday October 25 at Horsham’s Coughlin Park.

Organiser Glenn Carroll said the first two weeks would be for registration and for girls to try the game.

“With Homers and Jung both looking to get involved along with the Horsham Saints we will hope to have more than 30 girls,” he said. “We had 19 registered for the program last season so hopefully we can attract a few more.”

Penelope Drummond is excited for her second season of cricket. “It’s just a great sport and lots of fun to play with your friends,” she said. “My brother has played cricket since he was little and I was often dragged along to training so last season when the program started I thought I should have a go.”

The 15-year-old enjoyed her first taste of cricket so much that she will also be playing for Homers in the boys under-14 team this season. She also took part in the Wimmera-Mallee junior cricket camp at Donald during the holidays and hopes to take part in trials for the Western Waves squad. “I’m a bit of an all-rounder at the moment so I’m just trying to improve on all my skills,” she said.

Victorian State Cricketer and AFLW Emma Kearney will be on hand to help run the second session on November 2.

Anyone wanting more information should contact Carroll on 0427 123 654.