Women’s Cricket Takes Centre Stage this Sunday

It has been a long cold winter for the cricketing community but things are about to heat right back up as every Australians’ favourite summer sport is finally back.

Locally that means the return of the Barrier District Cricket League, and there is a full slate of matches for the opening weekend across both the men’s and women’s competitions.

The Women’s competition takes centre stage this Sunday with two fixtures being played, both starting at 10.30am.

North vs West takes place at the Norm Fox Oval. West were irresistible last season, capping their season off with a premiership victory, defeating Central in the decider by seven wickets.

That is something the West girls are hoping to repeat. We spoke with West’s middle order batsman and right arm slow bowler, Megan Cumming, in the build-up to this weekend’s fixture and she said her team are keen for a repeat of last season’s success.

“We feel like we are on the right track to win another premiership this season.”

North, on the other hand, didn’t have the best of seasons last time around and are looking to bounce back and cause some damage this campaign.

Elsewhere, last season’s runners up Central take on South at the Zinc Oval.

It is safe to say South had an horrendous season last year, failing to register a single victory. They will be hoping to start the 2022/23 on a much better footing and lay the foundations for a marked improvement this time around.

South vice-captain Heidi Drenkhan spoke to the Barrier Truth and told us that the team can’t wait for the start of the new season.

“We have certainly been struggling with numbers for the last couple of years and that remains the case,” Heidi told us.

“But we have been recruiting [during the off season] and have some new recruits that we are really excited about.”

Centrals, on the other hand, will be looking to go one better this year after falling agonisingly short in last season’s decider against West.

Catch the best women’s cricket Broken Hill has to offer this Sunday from 10:30am at both the Norm Fox Oval and Zinc Oval.

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