Cricket eagerly seeking women
By TANIA PHILLIPS
FOR years Tweed District Cricket has been a male dominated domain but things may be about to change. Sick of a player drain to the Brisbane Grade competition the Tweed District Cricket Association is hoping to run their own women's competition or at the very least encourage more women to play in their lower grades. "Basically we are trying to raise the profile, as well as promote girls playing cricket in this area," TDCA publicity officer Gerry Keyte said. "We are calling on girls that may be interested in playing to contact their closest local club. "We want to be able to get these girls playing and eventually have a Tweed District ladies team that could one day compete against Gold Coast sides." He said at the moment most of the talented players had been going to Brisbane grade sides based at Beenleigh or on the Gold Coast. Keyte said there were already a few girls playing in Tweed District ranks with Jess Willemse at Murwillumbah, Jessica Harris and Katelyn Hall at Cudgen and Paris Sutton in the Cudgen juniors. Pottsville's Ellie Crawley was named to captain the club's Under 14 side. To get started call your nearest club.