Central to host under-12 cricket

Aspiring cricketers Remi Higgins, Aanlin Cheeran, Riley Westlake and Milly Matthews are gearing up for the Colac District Cricket Association’s new under-12 competition in 2017-18.

Cricket will return to Colac’s Central Reserve next week in an important step for the sport’s future in the district.

The city’s premier sporting facility will host the Colac District Cricket Association’s inaugural under-12 competition this season.

The weekly competition is targeted at girls and boys aged between 8 and 12 on Wednesday nights until December 13.

Gun Colac cricketers Dylan Slater and Dylan Flanigan are co-ordinating the program, mentoring the next generation of players in their first taste of structured cricket before stepping into the under-14 ranks.

CDCA junior official Anthony Bright said having the new under-12 competition based at Central Reserve was an exciting move for cricket in Colac.

The facility last hosted competitive cricket in 2010, but will cater for the new junior format played with shorter pitches, softer balls, smaller boundaries and fewer fielders.

“The council and Colac Tigers have gotten behind us in using Central Reserve which is fantastic,” Mr Bright said.

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