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Albany Come and Play Carnival as part of the Great Southern Play Cricket Week attracts strong field

Nearly 70 youngsters took part in the Albany Come and Play Carnival as part of the Great Southern Play Cricket Week in Albany on Tuesday.

The Perth Scorchers bus is travelling around the Great Southern this week to try to encourage kids to sign up for the upcoming cricket season

Children aged five and six were taught the basics of batting, bowling and catching, with Master Blasters for children aged five to 10 with disabilities.

Poppy Slater, 6, with her mother, Kristie, and WACA cricket manager Tim Edmunds.
Camera IconPoppy Slater, 6, with her mother, Kristie, and WACA cricket manager Tim Edmunds. Credit: Laurie Benson

WACA Great Southern cricket manager Tim Edmunds said the event was well received.

“All the kids were really happy and there was plenty of parents there to help the program run,” he said.

“Everyone is looking forward to the upcoming season.

“It was a supportive environment and the event ran really well.”

Bonnie Crook with participant Yunal Sehireu, 7.
Camera IconBonnie Crook with participant Yunal Sehireu, 7. Credit: Laurie Benson

The same program was offered at Mt Barker Community College on Wednesday, and that night there was a junior girls’ cricket forum at Sounness Park.

The Scorchers bus travelled to Boxwood Hill on Thursday, with 50 children in attendance.

Edmunds said the participation was incredible for a community of that size.

The bus was in Frankland River on Friday.

Mick Martain with sons Hunter and Harrison, both 5.
Camera IconMick Martain with sons Hunter and Harrison, both 5. Credit: Laurie Benson

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