The Parramatta Women’s Cricket Club has finished a successful season winning the under-17s Brewer Shield and finishing runners up in second grade.
Parramatta also claimed the under-15s Margaret Peden Shield and finished fourth in the under-13s Mollie Dive Shield late last year.
Second grade captain Melissa Halton said it was a tremendous year for the club.
“There are some good juniors coming up which is good to see that we’re getting some good results at Parra,” she said.
“We’ve got a good culture, good support staff and coaches and I think everyone gets along really well.
“If we keep our teams together for the next few seasons, hopefully we can put in a first grade side down the track.”
While the second grade side lost a rain-affected final to St George for the second straight season, Parramatta boast three of the top four batting aggregates, led by sisters Kelsey (433 runs at 43.30) and Rebecca Miller (430 runs at 47.78).
Emma Coughlan-Ryan also topped bowling list with 19 wickets.
In the Brewer Shield, Hayley Silver-Holmes (345 runs at 69), Elise Noble (227 runs at 32.43) and Molly Godsell (197 runs at 19.70) had the competition’s top three batting aggregates.
They also had three of the top four bowlers in Kate Peterson, Hayley (14 wickets each) and Elise (12 wickets).
After entering a team in the Parramatta District Cricket Association in male dominated under-12s and under-14s competition, Parramatta Women’s Cricket Club president Scott Reibelt said the club wanted to take on girls who wanted to play cricket.
“We give them the opportunity by providing the coaching, the facilities and we’re supported by Parramatta men’s grade cricket,” he said.
“We give the girls the opportunity to play the best cricket they possibly can.”