The Perth Scorchers are set to descend on the South West next weekend with a range of activities and player appearances planned to officially launch the regional campaign of PlayCricket.
The Scorchers will host a Milo cricket pop-up session from 12pm to 3pm at Leschenault Recreation Park Pavilion, with activities designed to engage the whole family in the excitement of the Big Bash League.
Scorchers all-rounder Ashton Turner and fast bowler Andrew Tye will be on-hand to meet and greet fans, bringing with them club mascots Blaze and Amber.
Members of the Scorchers’ game and market development team will have an inflatable cricket net set up, before running a pop-up skills and games session for junior players aged six to 12-years-old interested in in2CRICKET and T20 Blast.
A feature of the day will be an exhibition match from 1pm to 2pm with WA iSports athletes.
Minister for sport and recreation and Member for Collie-Preston Mick Murray will also be in attendance to officially launch the week’s celebrations around PlayCricket – the sport’s national participation and awareness drive.
WACA general manager for game and market development Jo Davies said the PlayCricket campaign created opportunities for those not necessarily involved or familiar with entry-level cricket to experience the game, with no commitment required.
“We’re excited to be hosting our first-ever regional launch for PlayCricket in the South West and can’t wait to showcase just how exciting and fun cricket is to the local community,” Ms Davies said.
“Cricket is a sport for all and there are formats and opportunities available to anyone who is interested in getting involved.
“We encourage everyone to come down to the Leschenault Recreation Park Pavilion and get involved in all the action on the field, or off it, as PlayCricket comes to town.”
Mr Murray said the chance to see some of the Perth Scorchers players in the flesh in the South West was something local cricket fans would not want to miss.
“This is a great opportunity for our young up-and-coming male and female cricketers to rub shoulders with and get tips from the best in the business,” Minister Murray said.
“I hope some of our young cricketers, whatever skill level they’re at, can get some inspiration from the Scorchers towards what is possible with hard work, determination and commitment to their sport.”
To find out more about PlayCricket and for information on the programs available, visit playcricket.com.au.