Thursday, October 20, 2016

Getting into junior cricket

PLAY gets under way in the Cricket Tasmania Youth League this this Sunday. In the Under 13s, Gretna will play the Glenorchy Magpies at the St Virgil's College and New Norfolk will play Wellington Warriors at Eady St. Both games start at 9am.

In the Under 14s, New Norfolk will play New Town Bucks at Ogilvie High School at 9am and Gretna will play the Glenorchy Magpies at St Virgil's College at 12.45.

With changes to help improve the enjoyment of the game, most notably the pitch and boundary lengths, the kids can look set for a exciting season. Training for the New Norfolk juniors is of a Wednesday evening 4-6pm while the Gretna juniors are training on a Thursday evening starting at 5pm.

New Norfolk and Gretna have vacancies for Under 13 and 14 players so if you would like to play, contact club co-ordinators (New Norfolk) Joshua Walsh, phone 0417 426 269 or email or (Gretna) Wade Gleeson, phone 0429 704 677 or email

Also getting under way this Sunday is Milo in2Cricket at the Glenora District School. This is an entry-level program for young players and there is still time to register. Just go to  > find my local club > enter your postcode > Glenora District High School > Milo in2Cricket.

In2Cricket caters for boys and girls aged 5-8 and there will be two programs this summer, running from October 23 to December 4, and February 5 to March 19. The cost will be $75 per child for each program. Sessions will run from 9-10am. For more information contact co-ordinator Annie McKenzie on 0407 881 276 or email

Starting next week is an eight-week Milo T20 Blast program helping children to expand their skills. This will run every Friday from October 28 to December 16, from 4.30-6pm. Sessions will be run at Tynwald Park in New Norfolk and at the Gretna War Memorial Oval, with the first session being at Tynwald Park. T20 Blast caters for boys and girls aged 7-12 years and the cost is $99.

To register and pay, go to > find my local club > enter your postcode > select Gretna Cricket Club or New Norfolk Cricket Club > MILO T20 BLAST. For more information contact the co-ordinators Wade Gleeson (Gretna) 0429 704 677 or Josh Walsh (New Norfolk) 0417 426 269 or  email or

If you are wanting a game of cricket this season or would like to help out, contact your nearest club via the mycricket website or by downloading the app on your smartphone or tablet device. There you can view all rosters and results for juniors and seniors. Alternatively, you can go to or you can also contact your chosen club via their Facebook page.

Cricket Tasmania has set up a new website just for junior cricket. Check it out at

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