Hedland junior cricketers perform well at country week

Synarah MurphyNorth West Telegraph
The Port Hedland Cricket Association under-14 team.
Camera IconThe Port Hedland Cricket Association under-14 team. Credit: Port Hedland Junior Cricket

It was a thrilling week for Hedland cricket juniors as they embarked on a journey to compete in junior country week last week.

More than 35 junior teams from across the State did battle in Perth in an exciting week of cricket.

The Port Hedland Junior Cricket Association sent 11 players to compete in a new junior format, playing six games against Peel, Geraldton, Bunbury, Busselton and Broome.

The Country Cricket Board adopted junior country week as a foundation to help young players develop skills in a fun and action-packed platform.

Port Hedland Junior Cricket Association co-ordinator Chris Ams said the players had a heap of fun and it had been a great opportunity to learn and develop new skills.

“The boys played some solid cricket and it was a fantastic trip — it definitely exceeded my expectations,” Mr Ams said.

“We enjoyed an afternoon at the WACA for a training session and they really enjoyed their experience.”

Mr Ams said juniors were boosting the growth of the game in the town and it was some of the boys’ first time playing cricket.

“Port Hedland Cricket Association is growing in numbers and it is good to have more juniors play — we are so grateful for all the support from our community,” Mr Ams said

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