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Juniors gear up for games

GAME ON: St George junior cricket players in action.
GAME ON: St George junior cricket players in action. Marguerite Cuddihy

JUNIOR CRICKET: The Balonne Junior Cricket Association is gearing up for a jam-packed couple of months filled with skills, drills, games and big bashes.

Next week Queensland Cricket's Anna Paton and John Butterworth are visiting the region to teach the junior players some valuable skills and drills.

Paton and Butterworth will also be involved with the Big Bash on February 16.

During their visit, they will also be providing coaching and training clinics on February 13-15.

These clinics are free and a fantastic opportunity for parents and community members to learn the basics of the game.

The first clinic, on February 13 and 14, will run 5.30-9pm each night at Rowden Park.

Attendees will be required to complete the Introduction to Cricket online course prior to registering.

Register at www.community. cricket.com.au/coach /courses.

On February 15 the association will be hosting the junior Big Bash.

Head over to the StGeorge Junior Cricket Facebook page to sign your kids up to play Big Bash.

This program will be free to the first 48 to register online in each program.

Children will also receive a cricket pack with plenty of goodies.

St George will also be playing host to Roma and Goondiwindi for a Pink Stumps Day on March 3.

All players interested in being part of the day should notify their coaches.

Cost: $10 players fee, which will include a sausage sizzle and drink at lunch.

Time: the start time is yet to be confirmed.

Uniform: Whites, however everyone is welcome to incorporate pink, whether it be pink hair spray, tutu, or zinc.

Pink merchandise will also be available on the day.

Upcoming events

Feb 10: Normal cricket games

Feb 16: Game 1 Big Bash

Feb 23: Game 2 Big Bash

Feb 24: Return trip to Roma

Mar 3: Pink Stumps in StGeorge with Roma and Goondiwindi

Mar 9: Game 3 Big Bash and presentation night


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