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Cricket's batting and bowling maidens inspire future stars

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Cricket's batting and bowling maidens inspire future stars
Published 23 November 2016
A new generation of young sportswomen are being encouraged by the cricket players of today.

A new generation of young sportswomen are being encouraged by the cricket players of today. #SmartSports The City of Playford's Mayor Glenn Docherty (back, centre) and Ryan Peremizcko (back, right) with the Angle Vale Cricket Club players and their new caps. Female cricketers in the Playford Council area are role models for the next generation of young sportswomen.

As the growth and promotion of women’s sport continues, it has driven cricket to the highest participation rates of any sport in the nation.

In 2015-16, women’s cricket grew nine per cent to 314,936 players and among those leading the charge is the Angle Vale Cricket Club.

This week, members of Angle Vale’s newly created women’s team were presented their club caps by City of Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty.

The presentation took place prior to Monday night’s Para Districts Cricket Association match against North Pines, which the club won by seven wickets.

Members of the Angle Vale CC women's team receive their club caps from City of Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty.

“Why Playford Council supports women’s sport, in particular, is to see women having a go in our community,” Mayor Docherty said.

“A few years ago there weren’t many opportunities for women to give non-traditional sports a try.

“Angle Vale, through its cricket and football clubs, is a great place to do that.”

With the sporting landscape changing, due to the growth of the Women’s Big Bash League, development of a women’s AFL competition, ongoing W League soccer and the reshaped National Netball League, Mayor Docherty said today’s sportswomen are playing a key role in inspiring tomorrow’s talented juniors.

“I look forward to seeing every success you have and I’m sure in the not-too-distant future we will see some players in the Australian women’s cricket team,” Mayor Docherty said.

Central United and Rose & Crown also field women’s teams in the PDCA.