TEAMS from three different cricket associations will compete in the “Central Highlands T20 Just for Girls” carnival this Sunday.
Ballarat, Grampians and Gisborne and District will be represented at the second annual under-15 event, touted as a country week tournament for girls.
Last year’s carnival was abandoned due to rain.
Matches will be played under the Twenty20 format, as per the under-14 girls state championships, with a maximum of four overs per bowler and batters must retire at 30.
Central Highlands regional cricket manager Campbell Waring said teams would be vying for the Wendy Gray Shield, which honours the work done by the long-term female cricket promoter and administrator and current region board member.
“The competition’s main focus is for the development of girls’ cricket and the providing a positive cricket experience in an ‘all-girls’ setting,” Waring said.
“We think it might be a first association-based competition of its type in country Victoria and it should be a great day for female cricket in the region.”
The carnival will take place at Brown Hill Recreation Reserve, starting from 9am.
Emma Lynch, Laura Prendergast, Tegan Jenkin, Madeleine Ogilvie, Sophie Van De Heuvel, Sarah Lidgett, Kate Lidgett, Jacinta Goodger-Chandler, Alana Roberts,
Aynsley Darke, Katelyn McGregor, Leah Hayes, Tayleah Ticehurst, Ciane Van Dyken, manager - Breanna Whittaker.
GISBORNE AND DISTRICT
Sam Stevenson, Jess Mundy, Jordyn Pearson, Kaitlynn Paterson, Bianca Mackay, Georgia Kerr, Imogen Barlow, Abbie Quigley, Jessica Dugdale-Walker, Georgia Paton, Madelyn Keeping, Alex Bridgman, Shayla Simpson, manager - Jim Pearson.
Jakki Orszaczki, Sarah Phillips, Danielle Borelli, Sophie Dyer, Frances Butler, Choney Meemusour, Amber Neilsen, Genevieve Chapman, Karly Griffiths, Sarah Porter,
Kyla Pearse, manager - Josh Bywater