Females continue cricket success

Launching Place Cricket Club''s Lilly Darkin and Ellen Bradley.

By Di Day

Launching Place Cricket Club has nurtured female cricket in the Yarra Valley for many years.

The club has helped players go onto greater things such as represent Victoria in the 12 and under girls cricket team, represent both Region and Association level, win a grand final in the RDCA Stars Leagues (when many players were under age) and promote players into the women’s team – which recently came runners-up in the Cricket Victoria T20 Cup.

The club also supported females in the YVCA Juniors League on Saturday as two young ladies provided a batting masterclass.

Lilly Darkin produced a dominant 77* from 57 balls and Ellen Bradley commanded the attention of the crowd with her smart 74 from 55 balls.

Meanwhile on Sunday, Launching Places’ Donna Moore secured 110* from 112 balls and Michelle Goldsmith claimed 69* from 113 balls.

Caitlyn Parker bowled six wickets for 22 runs and Ellen Bradley finished off her fantastic weekend with two wickets for three overs.

Launching Place Cricket Club said it wants more girls to enjoy the positivity that being in a community sport can offer.

For more information about how to get involved, contact Leah on 0411 417 253 or Di on 0427 314 389.

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