Sport

All ages urged to register to play cricket

WITH Covidsafe plans and QR codes in place at all of their 20 playing fields, Bankstown District Cricket Association (BDCA) has worked tirelessly to get training underway from this week ahead of the competition starting on October 30.

However, all players from under 16s and volunteers, to officials and spectators, need to show proof of being double vaccinated.
BDCA junior vice president Christine Benham feels confident of the season going off without a hitch since the sport can be safely played outdoors, with players social distanced and no clubhouse facilities.
“We’ve been working hard to get the clubs all on track and ready to go,” she said.
Also secretary of Revesby Workers’ Cricket Club, Benham says players aged from four years up to in their 60s, are invited to register for the season.
“The Revesby Workers’ Club has been going for nearly 60 years and it’s a fantastic environment for kids,” she said.
“We do a lot of work with the junior programs, with those players then progressing to senior teams.
“We would love for more girls to join and also have an over 35s winter program and an over 40s team who play in the Golden Oldies festivals; they’ve been to Barbados and Christchurch and this year were due to play in England.
“In all of our teams, the focus is on developing skills and friendships and having fun.”
Last year, the under 14s and under 15-16s took out the premierships and hope to repeat their success this season.
“It’s a wonderful multicultural club with all players and volunteers extremely supportive of each other,” Benham said.
“All ages are welcome to register with us.”
Register at playcricket.com.au or call Benham on 9773 7157 for more info.