The competition comprises both Twenty20 and 40 over formats and has been played Alice Springs two premier grounds: Traeger Park and Albrecht Oval.
On the attraction of the tournament, NT Cricket's Matt Henderson said "The girls have really taken to this concept, from the outside it looks like it has bought all the girls closer together and they look like they are really enjoying the extra challenge of playing on bigger fields with more players for longer. To also see the way coaches such as Kim Dick & Matt Bohn have engaged with the players and bought an amount of professionalism to the competition they don’t normally have is fantastic as well. They have all been very thankful for the opportunities this has given them, which suggests that they really enjoy what has been created for them and hopefully it sees the game grow even further for Women in Alice Springs and surrounding areas."
Tournament sponser Sam Edelman said that KFC were proud to be involved in providing more opportunities for aspiring cricketers "I think it's great to be able to have a higher level of cricket for ladies in Alice Springs. It's very exciting for me to be able to give women's cricket the support it deserves in this town. The ladies seem to be really enjoying the new formats and I cannot wait to see the competition grow in the future" he said.
Alice Springs women’s cricket coordinator's Amber Ashton and Christine Ponter have been instrumental in getting the competition running. Ashton saying "it's fantastic to be able to offer the girls a longer format of the game. The club season has been a success over so many years and is perfect for catering to our local cricketers. However with the Women's Rebel Big Bash League there has been increased interest from some of our more 'cricket mad' players who have time to play longer formats of the game. The mix of Twenty20 and 40 overs is also beneficial in supporting our young aspiring players who have been selected for NT Cricket representative teams i.e. the Country and the Indigenous Championships".
In February 2018 NT Cricket and ASCA will expand the program to include a girls U16 Summer League. Matches will be played on Thursday nights at Flynn Drive Oval. Playing equipment, match balls, umpires and uniforms are provided free of charge.
For more information on Girl's and Women's cricket in the Territory contact Game Development on firstname.lastname@example.org or 8944 8900.
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