Women's cricket at Bentleigh Cricket Club

2017 - T10 at Caulfield ParkThe Bentleigh Cricket Club Women’s team is open to women and girls from age 13 of all abilities and levels of experience. Whether you are returning to cricket or trying it for the first time you’ll find us a warm and accepting environment and enjoy all the physical and social benefits of participating in sport.  While the team loves to hit a boundary and take a wicket, the primary focus is to create environment where women and girls of all ages and abilities can enjoy the physical and social benefits of playing in an inclusive and supportive local cricket club.

Our players span a wide age range with representatives in their teens to their forties and beyond. We truly cater for all levels of experience. While we have a couple of more experienced players and junior players who are looking to gain some extra experience, the vast majority of the team are newcomers to the sport. We delight in taking a novice and helping them discover a set of skills they never knew they had.

Practise

Bentleigh cricket club recognises the barriers to the participation of girls and women in organised sport. We continually strive to make our club both accepting and accessible. We have a number of women who love to play but find that study or work commitments mean they can’t make every training session or match. By having a larger playing list we can rotate players through to allow for parental responsibilities, study schedules or shift work. This flexible approach has enable us to attract and retain a strong contingent of mums with school age children.

"No one was more surprised than me to find myself taking up cricket in my 40s, but it has been such an amazing experience. I’m loving every moment of it. Being able to bring my kids along means I know I can have some me time without having to feel guilty, and the kids love it too."

Celebration of runs

Competition format

Our team players in the Cricket Southern Bayside Women’s Competition which is a modified version of the Twenty 20 format (each side bats for 20 overs). Matches take around 90 minutes and are typically scheduled for Sunday afternoons at Caulfield Park.

Vision for the team

A vibrant and sustainable multi-team Women’s Division, integral to operation and identity of the Bentleigh Cricket Club, where women and girls of all ages and abilities can enjoy the physical and social benefits of playing in an inclusive and supportive local cricket club.

Team 17/18

Team values

Our team ascribes to the principle of Culture before Cover drives. To us this means:

Getting involved

Training takes place on a Friday evening at the cricket club in Arthur Street cricket nets, and coincides with the clubs Woolworths Junior and Master Blaster program. For more information on how to become involved contact Rhiannon Robinson, Head of Women’s Cricket on 0479 006 071 or email .

Missed the start of the season? Don’t worry mid-season enquiries are warmly welcomed.