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Future Hurricanes are having a Blast

More young girls are getting involved in cricket, with events like this year’s Hobart Hurricanes’ Community Cricket All Girl’s Colour Blast encouraging them to take part.

Held at Cornelian Bay on 12 October, the event saw more than 100 young girls under the age of 12 come together to practice their batting and bowling and have some fun with water guns, water balloons and a colour run.

“We love getting out here, and personally I love getting out and giving back to the community by playing my role in hopefully creating some little Hurricanes for the future,” Hobart Hurricanes wicketkeeper Emma Manix-Geeves said.

“They are having a great time, and I know girls look forward to these sessions.”

The introduction of girls-only clinics has encouraged more young women to get involved in cricket, showing them there is a pathway they can follow to the top of the sport.

“We have seen an increase in young girls playing, especially now with the girls-only clinics,” Hurricanes leg spinner Maisy Gibson said.

“This is where I started when it was Milo Cricket back in the day, so to see it continue as Woolworths Blast is amazing.

“To have them out and playing local cricket is great – that’s where we all started as well.”

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