Girls Cricket

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join the fastest-growing part of Australian Cricket

The Leeming Spartan Junior Cricket Club has a long history in female cricket combining with other clubs in the SWMJCC to give girls the opportunity to play cricket.

Female cricket has grown to 25% of all participants and over the last three to four years Leeming Spartans have also grown and developed into one of the leading clubs in girls cricket within the SWMJCC. We now have a team in both age groups and with younger girls starting their cricket journey in the Junior and Master Blaster Programs.

This coming 2020/21 season will be no exception and we would once again love to have the Leeming Spartan Junior Cricket Club represented with as many teams as possible.

Young female cricketers at Leeming are given the opportunity to play community cricket in a happy and safe environment. We emphasize that all girls are placed in a Format that is suitable for their development so they have guaranteed full participation. 

 

During the 2019/2020 season, our U15s side started the season by winning the pre-season Fiona Reed Cup against Bateman which is an annual event. They tasted the ultimate success by winning the inaugural T20 U15 Competition under lights. This earnt the side the opportunity to represent the SWMJCC in CJCC Community Cup against the other three best sides throughout the Metropolitan area. The U15s completed the double being awarded joint premiers of the inaugural 30/30 SWMJCC Competition after beating Bateman in the semi-final. 

Through the SWMJCC 2029/2020 season, many of the girls in both the U13 and U15s had many individual successes from retiring for the first time to take their first wicket. Chelsea Ernst took a hattrick in the U13s and together with Simone Harrower (also played a game in the U15s) and Abbie Buchanan were chosen to play in the SWMJCC U13 All-Stars game. Abbie excelled in this game taking 6/10 against some of the best U13 players in the competition. A mention goes to Emily Jacobs who traveled from Mandurah every Saturday morning to play and to Savannah Stiles who made her debut season at nine years old and is the youngest of the three Stiles sisters now playing for our club.

 

During the U15s there were lots of firsts for individuals. Some highlights just to mention a few, were Grace Patterson 52 ball innings, Grace Freemans six in the T20 final, Charlotte Tooheys performance in both finals, Natasha Kelsey made the first 50 by a girl, and shared a 97 run partnership with Noa McNaughton who was playing in her first year. Natasha also took a hattrick during the year as well. Mollie Stiles took the first hattrick by a girl and take five wickets in an innings. Mollie also won the SWMJCC Association Award for both Bowling Average and Aggregate and was Runner Up Champion Girl for the U/15 SWMJCC Girls Competition. 

Some of our female players over the last couple of seasons have had individual success representing at State level and the recently introduced U17 Premier Youth League competition on turf. These are:

Natasha Kelsey (State 12 and 15s and U17 Melville Youth League)

Mollie Stiles (State 12s and U17 Subi-Floreat)

Charlotte Toohey (State 12s)

Josie Mickel (State Indoor and U17 Melville Youth League)

Grace Anderson (State Indoor)

Sophia Stiles (U17 Subi-Floreat Youth League)

The Spartans are always looking for young females to join our cricket family whether in the Junior / Master Blaster entry programs or older age groups. So follow the www.playcricket.com.au link and join the Spartan’s family! 

If you would like more information on the girl’s cricket program please contact the Leeming Spartan Junior Cricket Club Girl’s Coordinator, Shane Stiles on 0406 150 080‬ or email lsjccgirls@gmail.com.