Scorchers visit a hit with Harvey students

Ashwini SaseedaranHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Year 5 students Cam Wellington and Tory Holmes meet Scorcher’s mascot Blaze during their visit to Harvey Primary School last Monday.
Camera IconYear 5 students Cam Wellington and Tory Holmes meet Scorcher’s mascot Blaze during their visit to Harvey Primary School last Monday.

The Perth Scorchers visited the South West last Saturday to launch the regional PlayCricket campaign with a range of games and player appearances as part of cricket’s national participation and awareness drive.

Activities designed to engage the whole family in the excitement of the Big Bash League were played at the Leschenault Recreation Park Pavilion.

Scorchers all-rounder Ashton Turner and fast-bowler Andrew Tye met and greeted fans along with the club mascots, Blaze and Amber.

Kids aged six to 12 years old were involved with a pop-up skills and games session where spot prizes were also up for grabs.

The Scorchers also paid a visit to Harvey Primary and St Anne’s Primary schools last Monday morning.

Students were able to participate in a number of skills sessions including the use of the giant inflatable cricket net.

Western Australian Cricket Association general manager 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 are excited to be hosting our first ever regional launch for PlayCricket in the South West and cannot 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.”

Junior cricket for Years 1-12 starts in October with registrations now open at playcricket.com.au.

Harvey Benger Cricket Club registration day is on Thursday between 3.30pm and 5.30pm at the Harvey Recreation Centre.

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