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Sharon Lynas from Cricket Victoria - addressing club delegates from the junior program at the Balwyn Bowls Club
Junior Delegates Meeting at Balwyn Bowls Club

Season kicks off with Juniors tonight

The ECA season kicks off tonight with the Under 18s, 16s and 14s juniors taking the field. Tomorrow our Under 12s & 10s will get their season started and on Sunday, the Under 9s.  The ECA executive  extends its gratitude to our many parents and other volunteers for your invaluable support in getting your teams prepared for this season.  Last Monday night at our Juniors delegates meeting, this spirt of volunteering was on show with representatives from our participating clubs gathering at the Balwyn Bowls Club.  We would also like to call out the tireless efforts of our junior coordinators - Alan Shepherd, Paddy Gunatilake, Leigh Esposito and Michael Massey in particular. We have more than 2,200 juniors participating in the cricket program. The logistics of coordinating such a large program is extraordinary and we are grateful for their months of preparation to get us to the starting line.  

We encourage our parents to stay involved all season. Whether it is scoring, umpiring, coaching; anything you contribute will go a long way. Please keep the spirit of our game in mind - our kids (including the opposition kids) deserve our support and encouragement. Cricket is a challenging game - and it certainly builds character.  Cold wintery-like October weather and fading light is nothing compared to getting out first ball while all your mates then go on to make runs!  

Good luck to everyone, especially our first-time families.

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