The World game is in good hands in Cootamundra with an enthusiastic group of young girls who played in the T20 blast before Christmas set to take to the field for the Ladies Eights Cricket Carnival on Saturday, March 18.
The girls play under the Cootamundra Junior Cricket Association banner and are looking forward to testing their skills against more experienced teams.
Making up this side of talented youngsters are Meg Sutherland, Lara Wilson, Elyssa Radnedge, Maddie Twyford, Ella McTavish, Nicky Gale, Ainslee Meale and Laura Ward.
Including this team, there are eight sides set to contest the annual carnival.
This means there will be two pools of four utilising both Albert and Mitchell Parks
All teams will play three matches with the winner of each pool playing in the final at Albert Park, commencing at 3.30pm.
Apart from a number of local players, the carnival has attracted girls travelling from Hillston, Canberra and Yass.
Emma Deep, who loves playing in the Eights Carnival, has organised three teams for this year’s event.
The Pink Panthers look the team to beat as they aim for their seventh consecutive title.
There are a number of rules unique to the carnival including bowlers can bowl overarm or underarm, but definitely no chucking.
A run is awarded for any wide or no ball, however, they are only re-bowled in the eighth and final over of each innings.
Bowlers are restricted to a maximum run up of five metres and no batter can be given out LBW.
The carnival is once again sponsored by Cricket NSW.
10am: Pink Panthers v Ball Tamperers
10.50am: Aussie Heat v Harris in Swingers
11.40am: Ball Tamperers v Aussie Heat
12.30pm: Pink Panthers v Harris in Swingers
1.20pm: Pink Panthers v Aussie Heat
2.10pm: Ball Tamperers v Harris in Swingers
10am: Super Mix Spunky Divas v T20 Thunder Blasters
10.50am: Jess’s Girls v Here for Beer
11.40am: Here for Beer v T20 Thunder Blasters
12.30pm: Jess’s Girls v Super Mix Spunky Divas
1.20pm: Jess’s Girls v T20 Thunder Blasters
2.10pm: Here for Beer v Super Mix Spunky Divas
The winner of each pool will play in a final at 3.30pm at Albert Park
- Spectators are welcome and encouraged to attend and support the girls throughout the day.