Some of the best women cricketers in Australia will display their talents at Barooga Recreation Reserve, commencing this Friday at 1.30pm.
Vic Spirit will take on the ACT Meteors in three days of competitive matches leading up to the new season.
Friday’s game will be a T20 match played from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.
This will be followed by a 50-over-a-side match on Saturday from 10am to 5pm and on Sunday from 9.30am to lunchtime with a T20 game.
These players will be keen to impress and put themselves forward for selection in their state teams.
Former Shepparton hard-hitting batsman Aiden Blizzard — who has played with the Adelaide Strikers, Hobart Hurricanes, Sydney Thunder, Tasmania, Victoria and the Mumbai Indians — will travel from Canberra with the ACT Meteors in his role as assistant coach.
There is sure to be some great cricket played by these highly talented women.
Following the women, the best under-19 players in Victoria move in to play a mixture of games (T20 and 50 overs each) from Monday to Thursday on both Barooga ovals.
Again some of these players will be pushing for selection in the state team, as well as then working to be selected in the Australian under-19 team as well as gaining state selection.
Barooga Sports Club promotions manager Mick O’Dwyer said this was a great opportunity to see these promising players first hand.
‘‘This is the sixth year that Cricket Victoria has chosen Barooga as the venue for their pre-season training camp for both the women and talented under-19 players,’’ O’Dwyer said.
‘‘They find the facilities first class and are assured of excellent turf wickets so early in the season,’’ he said.