Budding cricketers keen to sign up
THE whites are out and tomorrow is the first chance for budding Shane Watsons to sign up for junior play this season with the Warwick Cricket Association.
After playing In2Cricket for beginners two years ago, Joseph Wagner will play his first season in an age group this season.
"I did Little Athletics last season," he said.
"Peter Kimmince (Warwick coach) talked me into playing."
Pat Gordon and Morgan Vellacott are wicket-keepers and have different views of why they like the role.
"I don't have to fetch the ball as much as the others," Pat said.
"I like to bat at number four or five. Shane Watson is my favourite player."
Morgan said he enjoyed being behind the stumps so he could snare more catches than if he was in the field.
Mitch Hay, a bowler in his third season of cricket, already has one bag of five wickets in an innings.
"Most of my wickets are bowled," he said.
Grades are In2Cricket, under 10, U12 and U14/U16.
In2Cricket is likely to be held at Slade Park each Thursday afternoon with all other play on Saturdays.
U10 cricket is at Glennie Heights State School, U12 games at Warwick East State School and U14/U16 games on turf wickets at Queens and Slade parks.
Junior cricket president Paul Gordon said the association signed up six girls last season.
"The girls can play down a grade," he said.
The aim is to attract 40 children in each age group.
Sign on tomorrow from 10am-2pm and on October 5 from 3.30pm-5pm, both at Slade Park.
Inquiries to Gordon on 0427 583 871.