WOMEN’S sport in Australia is having its profile increased with each passing day and opening up new opportunities for some of our finest female athletes to get not only the support that they deserve, but also have opportunities open up to improve every facet of their game and hopefully, career.
Cricket Without Borders is a relatively new organisation which has been sanctioned by Cricket Australia and Cricket Victoria, but its aim is to provide unique playing and development opportunities for girls who are passionate about cricket, and encourages them to play bold, attractive cricket and to concentrate on the great spirit of friendship that the game possesses.
It began four years ago and has toured overseas in the past, but this year was invited to attend something special, the International Cricket Council’s East Asia Pacific Cup, a qualification tournament for the T20 World Cup in Sano, Japan.
Managed by founder Clare Cannon and former Cricket Victoria chief executive officer, Ken Jacobs, this year’s touring party was coached by Australian test players, Sarah Elliot and Bryce McGain, and four future stars from the Western Waves made the squad, including Gringegalgona’s and Hamilton and Alexandra College’s Alice Johnston.
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