The Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association has named a 25-man squad for the opening two games of the Country Cup, headlined by two new big-name recruits and a number of juniors.
Mt Barker started the Albany and Districts Cricket Association A-grade season with a four wicket win.
Seven teams will contest the Albany Basketball Association men’s A-grade premiership this season.
In a show of growth in junior female players in the region, eight teams will take part in the Albany Basketball Association women’s A-grade competition this season.
Hay Park defied a top-order wobble to push past Donnybrook at the weekend and produce their first 2-0 start since their debut season — more than a decade ago.
On the back of a steady (1-20 off 8.1 overs) bowling spell, Crudeli crafted an unbeaten 66 off 103 balls, which ensured the hosts finished strongly after facing some early resistance.
“The approach has to be that we need to get experience into these girls, so there will be a strong focus on local talent and developing that talent”
Hannans are poised to unveil a new-look batting line-up when their Eastern Goldfields Cricket Association A-grade campaign gets going against North Kalgoorlie at Wallace Park this morning
“Winning that elusive premiership for our club was fantastic but now our focus has turned to how we can get better and go again,” Royals captain Mitch Green said.
Mt Barker claimed last season’s T20 title but will be itching to secure their maiden A-grade premiership and atone for that bitter end to 2020-21.
The club is one of the oldest in the city, having been founded in 1909.
Peaks went down by seven wickets in last season’s preliminary final to eventual premiers Royals and they will be without two key players from that side.
North Kalgoorlie are no longer expected to be the Eastern Goldfields Cricket Association pacesetters they were a few years ago.
The Tigers’ golden run of A-grade premierships came to an end last season, finishing fourth and missing the finals.
Dallimore is one of the key recruits in the Albany and Districts Cricket Association A-grade competition and joins a club that managed only two wins in the one-day format last season.
The completed fixtures for the 2021-22 Albany and Districts Cricket Association A-grade competition.
There will be no rules changes for the 2021-22 Albany and Districts Cricket Association, while Twenty20 games will remain part of the premiership standings.
The leading stables of Steve Wolfe and Roy Rogers make up Albany’s representation in the Masters feature race nominations.
Jones was a vital contributor in the 9.14 (68) to 9.4 (58) victory, his second game in the 19s after shooting into draft calculations on the back of strong WAFL and PSA form.
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She may have scaled the peak of the world’s most lucrative individual sport, but Shani Waugh is excited at the prospect of leading a team in what she considers her “favourite sport in the world”.
The Buchanan Cup is named after former Hockeyroos captain and Olympic gold medallist Sharon Buchanan, and was first presented in 1995.
One started the season with a dominant win thanks to a swashbuckling ton, while the other very nearly slipped up on a banana peel double-figure target.
All six BDCA women’s captains spoke with Jackson Barrett ahead of the season’s opening round.
Jack Batchelor takes over role as Great Southern Cricket Association president as new season starts.
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