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New kits for a new season

Friday, 14th October, 2011

LET’S PLAY: Isaac Stokes (7) and Quinn Parker (9) with some of the new equipment donated by the Outback Emus. A junior cricket registration day will be held tomorrow morning at the Norm Fox Oval. LET’S PLAY: Isaac Stokes (7) and Quinn Parker (9) with some of the new equipment donated by the Outback Emus. A junior cricket registration day will be held tomorrow morning at the Norm Fox Oval.

Budding Michael Clarkes or Mitchell Johnsons have an extra incentive to sign up to another season of junior cricket tomorrow morning - brand new equipment.

The Outback Emus have purchased eight new junior cricket kits for the local Milo in2Cricket program, which offers children aged 5 to 10 years the chance to learn and play the game.

The kits, which are worth a total of $2200, represent the first bit of new equipment for the city’s most junior cricketers in about 10 years, and have been warmly received by the BH Primary Cricket Association.

“The association would like to thank the Outback Emus for their generous donation of equipment,” said spokesman, David Eckert, who also thanked Chris Wauchope for freighting the kits from Adelaide free of charge.

Outback Emus vice president Wayne Pavlich said his group, which exists to support junior sport, ran events like its golf day this Sunday to buy sporting equipment.

“Our golf event is all about raising money for the children,” said Mr Pavlich, who added there was still room for players to take part in the four-ball Ambrose. People interested should contact the BH Golf and Country Club on 8087 9099.

Tomorrow a registration morning for junior cricket will be held at the Norm Fox Oval from 9am to 11am.

The cost is $10 per child for the season which begins Saturday week and runs until the end of the current school term, before resuming in February next year when school returns.

The morning games are played at Picton Oval.

This season the Barrier District Cricket League has assigned each district club one or more primary schools to try and strengthen the Joey, Kanga and Hardball competitions.

A spokesman for the League said players from the clubs would conduct coaching sessions at the schools and promote the game.

“NSW local coaching representative, Scott Shepherd, will also be co-ordinating district players on a Saturday morning to conduct coaching clinics at the Joey and Kanga cricket to improve the youngsters basic skills and knowledge,” he said.

 

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