Samk Walker, 16, and Bronte Watson, 12, in the Girls Twenty20 cricket uniforms to be worn on September 12 in the charity match.
Samk Walker, 16, and Bronte Watson, 12, in the Girls Twenty20 cricket uniforms to be worn on September 12 in the charity match. Chrissy Harris

Girls to go in to bat for Centre

SMACKING a ball around the park for charity is as good excuse as any to play cricket, especially when it’s being played under the popular Twenty20 format of the game.

Gladstone Cricket is holding a Twenty20 girls match soon, the teams comprised of some of the best up-and-coming female cricketers in the region.

The girls are taking to the field on Sunday, September 12 prior to a GPL Homeloans Etc finals draw, making for an excellent day’s cricket entertainment.

All money raised from the event will go towards the Gladstone Women’s Health Centre.

Girls are being asked to tryout for the teams, and there are no restrictions on age or level of ability with the main focus being the development and promotion of girls cricket in Gladstone and surrounding areas.

One of the teams will be led by Queensland Fire’s Courtney Hill and the other by Gladstone’s Sam Taylor, a member of the QAS Fire Rookie squad.

A Yaralla Sports Star winner this year, Taylor captained the Brothers under-16 to an undefeated premiership win, and has been selected for the Central Queensland and Queensland representative squads on more than one occasion.

Hill is the coach of the under-15s Capricornia schoolgirl team, this being the second year in a row she will carry out the role.

Under-15s players Tamika Hansen and Tess Dowling will be making an appearance, as will other under-15 Capricornia schoolgirl representatives.

Some girls will be missing from the line-ups as they try out for the Capricornia primary school side in Boyne Island on the same morning.

There are no restrictions on age or level of ability with the main focus being the development and promotion of girls cricket in Gladstone and surrounding areas.

Pink cricket attire will be worn by both teams during the encounter.

The match begins at 9am and people are encouraged to get along and show their support not only for girls cricket, but also the charity aspect of the match.

Entry to the ground is $5 and the event is sponsored by the Yaralla Sports Club.

All enquiries or to register contact Tracey Slatter on 4978 2145.



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