2014 Secondary Schools Girls Competition

15 Jan

There will be an exciting addition to the 2014 National School’s Cricket Week, with the introduction of the S1-S3 Secondary Schools Girls Competition. 

The competition is open to all Secondary Schools in Scotland with teams invited to finals day on Monday 16th June at Stirling County Cricket Club.  

The eight-aside competition is an exciting new way, for both existing and new cricketers, to enjoy a shortened version of the game.  

The rules are similar to those played in Kwik cricket with batters batting in pairs - but one significant difference is that there are no boundaries.  

Kari Carswell, Women’s Cricket Manager for Cricket Scotland is excited at the prospect of the new tournament, “There’s no better way to kick start a week of schools' cricket with a new, exciting competition.  This is the perfect opportunity for girls to get involved in cricket in a shortened format of the game.  

I’m hoping that girls who got the chance to play Kwik cricket [in their schools] have another go at playing in this competition.  I’m sure it will be a great day for everyone that enters.  It’s about coming along and enjoying playing the game with some friends and representing your school with pride.” 

Abbi Aitken, captain of the Scotland women’s team said, “I’m really looking forward to this competition in June, I’m sure all the senior players will give it their backing.  Getting more girls playing cricket is fundamental to cricket’s development in Scotland, and by creating this competition it will hopefully offer girls who played cricket at primary school another opportunity to play and potentially get involved with their local club”.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
For further information you can contact Kari at karicarswell@cricketscotland.com   

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