Females in Cricket
Women in Cricket

NT Cricket is committed to growing female participation in cricket by making the game more accessible to girls and women of all ages and abilities.

The female competitions are played in the spirit of fun, fitness and friendship, with players ranging from 5 to 50 years-old.

NT Cricket has produced two of Australia’s most prolific female cricketers, Shelley Nitschke and Julie Page (Woerner), who journeyed up through the NT Cricket player pathway.  

In the Darwin and Districts region females can get involved at any age in the following programs;
- Girls aged 5 years and above can join MILO in2CRICKET
- Junior Girls can play in the DDCC Junior Competition from April through to September

In Alice Springs the Alice Springs Cricket Association has the following programs for females;

- Girls aged 5 years and above can join Boy Free Zone
- Junior Girls can play in the ASCA Junior Competition from October through to March
- The Women’s ASCA Senior Grade Competition is held from October through to March

Additionally our premier Territory women's cricket competition, the Desert Rose Cup is held every October in Alice Springs and Darwin alternatively.

In 2013, a group of young women from Cricket Without Borders visited Darwin from 23-27 September.
Cricket Without Borders promotes and develops the game of cricket for young women in the spirit of sportsmanship, friendship, cultural diversity and fun. Click here to go to the Cricket Without Borders website.