Preston Amos, 10.
Preston Amos, 10.

Move to night matches a winner for junior cricket

GLADSTONE Cricket is set to improve in leaps and bounds in the future if the success of the under-10 Wednesday night cricket program is anything to go by.

Trying to find the best way to accommodate junior cricketers and deliver a time slot to suit, the local association decided to give mid-week cricket a try.

The response across the season was huge.

Finishing on Wednesday night at Boyne Island Oval, the feedback showed the move was right, and the future looks to be more of the same.

"We're all very happy with the new format and it's great to see the kids and parents really enjoying cricket," Gladstone Cricket Incorporate media officer Nev Judd said.

"The kids can go home excited about hitting sixes and taking wickets and the two-hour time frame is popular with parents."

Whether or not Wednesday nights stay or another night is selected for next season, the kids are all for the night games.

They are also keen to improve and the Gladstone committee is happy to restructure or reschedule to produce the right formula.

"We will look at all options to allow us to make this a great family night of junior sport and get more kids involved in cricket," Judd said.



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