The Ballarat Bolts will be looking to make it back-to-back wins to start its inaugural Women’s Community Cricket North West A grade competition.
The Bolts enjoyed a first-up win and just as it did last week, it will enter Sunday’s twenty20 clash against Carlton-Brunswick with a sense of unknown.
Carlton-Brunswick went down to Hoppers Crossing in its season-opener and will now travel to Alfredton Reserve in search of victory.
Bolts captain Rachael Matthews was stoked with last week’s performance and said the goal was now to try and replicate it.
“It was strange, because we weren’t sure how we’d mix it with the more experienced teams,” Matthews said.
“Everyone played their part and did more than what we asked of them, everyone was really supportive of each other, considering they’d never played with each other.
“We’re going to try and give everyone a go and hopefully that pays off for us.
“We don’t know too much about them and we’re not too worried about that.
“We figure if we go out and do our thing, it’s either going to be good enough or not good enough, but either way it’s going to be an experience and something we can build on.
“We’re hoping that if everyone plays their part like last week, it’s going to be great.”
Matthews was excited for the side to gets its first taste of turf cricket and she was buoyed by what her experienced spinners, Renee Moffitt and Nicole Edwards, could do.
“We’ve got the perfect mix in a way. We’ve got some older, experienced people that played years and years ago and wanted to come back, but they’ve still got that knowledge with them that they can impose on some of the younger kids coming through.”