TRINITY Old Scholars Cricket Club is looking to introduce a women’s side to the Adelaide Turf Cricket Association for the 2 2017/18 season.
South Australian Scorpions cricketer Brittany Perry has backed the move, taking on an ambassador’s role as the club builds its next generation of cricketers.
The experienced state player said she was excited her former school had embraced women’s cricket and was showing leadership in the field.
“I’ve been lucky to have played cricket at a higher level and, for other players, this could be the key to starting their journey,” Perry said.
“Playing on turf wickets like those at Trinity College is ideal preparation for the next step.”
Trinity Old Scholars president Adrian Zorich said the club is seeking players aged 15 or over who would like to extend their cricket experience by playing on turf, or play for the first time.
“The club has recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, as well as being involved in the construction of our new clubrooms – the Old Scholars Pavilion – and we see this as the next step to growing our club,” Mr Zorich said.
Trinity College is the current South Australian Open Girls Cricket champions, meaning the school community already has a strong foothold in the sport.
“With that in mind, we’d also like to see some more experienced players help guide the younger players in what is an exciting period for the sport,” Mr Zorich said.
The matches will be played on Sundays in a Twenty20 format, with nine players required per game.
There will be two seasons, played either side of Christmas, with a grand final at the end of each segment.
Training sessions will be held at Trinity College, in the turf cricket nets or in the indoor facility, and conducted by senior players from within the local cricket community.
An information day will be held on Sunday, October 15.
If you are a player, potential supporter, volunteer or coach and would like to know more about the Trinity Old Scholars Cricket Club and its commitment to women’s sport, contact Mr Zorich (0422 729 911).