Come and try junior cricket

Jack Priest, Liam Toole, Lawson Kath, Jim Tod, Toby Jarick, Nicola Bet and Henry Lawson at a Milo T20 Blast gala day in Forbes in August.
Jack Priest, Liam Toole, Lawson Kath, Jim Tod, Toby Jarick, Nicola Bet and Henry Lawson at a Milo T20 Blast gala day in Forbes in August.

Forbes Junior Cricket Association is inviting local kids to come and try the summer sport.

New player “come and try” days are on at the Botanical Gardens on College Road this Saturday as well as Saturday October 21 and Saturday October 28.

There will be introductory games for Milo in2cricket for five to eight-year-olds, and T20 Blast format for the seven to 12-year-olds.

Sessions run about 90 minutes – and will be on from 9am to 10.30am over the next three weeks.

All equipment, including a soft ball, is supplied and the local club says kids will learn basic cricket skills – everyone gets a chance to bat, bowl and field.

These introductory sessions give children an opportunity to try the sport and see if they want to play this summer. There’s still time.

The local cricket competition gets underway this October 14.

This summer the Stage 1 Thunder League (previously under 10s) will be a Forbes-only competition.

Stage 2 (Under 12), Stage 3 (Under 14) and Stage 4 (Under 17) competitions also starts this Saturday, this is a combined Forbes and Parkes competition.

For more information follow Forbes Junior Cricket Association on Facebook and / or go online to playcricket.com.au