Summer is nearly here and as the cricket season kicks off Cricket NSW is out and about encouraging school students to give the game a try.
Students from St Mary's and Warren Central met at Victoria Oval last week to take part in the Milo T20 Blast School Cup under the guidance of Cricket NSW representative Matthew Tabbernor.
The Milo T20 Blast program aims to replicate the excitement of the KFC T20 Big Bash League by modifying the standard cricket format and rules.
After starting the day with a variety of skill based activities including batting, catching, bowling and hand-eye co-ordination games the students broke into teams to play forty minute games in a round robin format. Years 3 and 4 students played six to a side with twelve overs a game and Years 5 and 6 students played eight to a side, sixteen overs per game.
At the end of the day each school received a participation certificate and all participating students received a bag from Cricket NSW containing cricket posters, arm bands and other goodies.
For any youngsters inspired to take up Saturday morning cricket it's not too late.Warren Junior Cricket's Saturday morning sessions are for anyone aged five to 12 years and new registrations are always welcome.Sessions are held from 9am to 11.30am at Victoria Oval. Enquiries can be made to Mark Glasson on 0428 479 175.