Search is on for female cricketers
BY ALEX TIGANI
Teenager Stevie Boldery is counting down the days until junior cricket returns.
“Once you start feeling the heat this time of the year, you know that it is coming back,” she told The Hunter River Times.
Standing alongside Siaan Carman, both are recognised as the leading female talent in the Singleton District Junior Cricket Association.
“Sadly, we’re the only two,” Carman added.
“It is just us two right now, so we need to spread the word around and we need to find more girls.”
Carman had a finals series to remember last season when inspiring the Strikers to an SDJCA Stage 2 grand final victory.
That evening, she dismissed Angus Burden, Kaiden Boldery, Xavier Gunn and Coen Matthews to finish with 4/3 while also recognised with an under-12 representative medal and a Presidents Award for the SDJCA.
“It was daunting to be honest and crazy to look back on,” she added.
Boldery is yet to win a premiership.
She admits she is not giving up on the dream anytime soon.
“I would love to win one, that is the aim this summer,” she added.
“First we just want to see more girls playing and remind everyone it is a better social setting than just sitting at home playing play station on a Friday night.”
So how many more girls will join the association ahead of the October 26 start date?
“We want to see a total of 20 girls playing,” Carman concluded.