WITH the record-breaking Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) having just been completed, there are more girls than ever interested in learning to play the game and getting involved in enjoying games of cricket.

In the lead-up to Christmas, Phillip Island Coach and outstanding representative player, Charith Keerthisinghe, is enabling girls to become involve by conducting a series of clinics for interested girls, at the Cowes Recreation Reserve.

Charith and his wife, Chamari, are combining to ensure that girls are introduced to the skills of the game in a safe, caring, and enjoyable environment.

Already, the response has been very encouraging.

Cricket Victoria South-East cricket manager, Emma Gallagher, is eager to support the growth of women’s cricket and is advising Charith on ways in which the whole community can benefit from getting girls involved in cricket.

Emma has encouraged Charith to ensure that the girls are able to connect with their friends, as they learn the fundamentals of cricket and, importantly, have a good time.

Charith and his wife will lead ‘Come n Try’ clinics on Tuesday, December 7 and Tuesday, December 14, from 4:30-5:30pm.

The aim is to enable Phillip Island girls teams to play matches, leading to their participating in a planned girl’s competition with other Leongatha District Cricket Association clubs in the New Year.

Interested girls and parents are most welcome at the clinics.

For further information, ring Charith on 0469 034 868.