The Ballarat Cricket Association is calling any women interested in giving cricket a try to attend its next come-and-try session on Friday.
Players and coaches of any age and any ability are welcome to head to Eastern Oval from 5:30pm - 7pm.
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BCA operations officer Jenna Fowlie said for those who want to RSVP for the next session, head to the Ballarat Cricket Association Facebook page, click on the survey monkey link and follow the prompts.
A session ran on Friday, December 3, led by Steve Field from premier cricket club Geelong, with Fowlie saying it was a successful evening.
"It was always going to be a success, regardless of how many people we got there, that was kind of our approach," she said.
"We were able to run stuff and everyone learnt quite a bit.
"We've already got three teams worth of players anyway, so the people that came along on that night were I guess just additional."
Fowlie added that the sessions encapsulate coaching, playing and other aspects of the game.
"We had a few coaches and a few players so we kind of did everything; ice-breakers, how to get people to introduce themselves and just fun little games," she said.
"Then also a little bit around activities and how to teach skills in activities without going through 'this is how you hold a bat, this is how you throw a ball'.
"More of the, I guess, the modern coaching philosophies nowadays."
The association will also run a four-week senior women's competition.
It begins February 4, 2022 and runs through until February 25.
It is the first women's competition that the BCA has run.
Mt Clear have two teams ready to play and Ballarat-Redan has one.
Fowlie added that the association hopes Wendouree and Buninyong will enter a side each too.
She said there has been a lot of work done in previous years to prepare the BCA for the introduction of the women's competition, especially by former operations officer Greg Wakeling.
"To be honest, I'm just building on the work of Wacka (Greg Wakeling) and what he'd done previously in the role," she said.
"We're kind of, to be honest, following the clubs' lead, clubs are saying 'we're ready for under-11's, we're ready for senior women', so we're following their lead."
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