Time to have a blast

Kyneton Junior Cricket Club's Woolworths Blast program will return next month. (Supplied)

Kyneton Junior Cricket Club is calling on all kids in the shire to give cricket a chance, as it prepare for the return of the Woolworths Cricket Blast program next month.

Formerly known as the Milo Cricket, the Blast program provides an avenue for children aged five to 10 to get a bat in hand and roll the arm over.

Kyneton Junior Cricket Club coordinator Helen Spencer said it’s the perfect opportunity for kids to enjoy a team sport.

“Cricket is really social and our club is very family oriented,” she said.

“It’s really a good chance for kids to get in the open air and we usually have great weather.

“Parents can also get as involved as much or as little as they like by helping out with scoring or providing snacks.”

Ms Spencer said she also hopes the program will attract more girls to the sport.

“[The Blast program] is the only way to encourage girls cricket, because it’s a mixed program,” she said.

“Cricket Victoria is desperate to get more girls into the sport and I think the Blast program is a perfect foundation for all young players.”

Kyneton’s Cricket Blast program will kick off on Friday, November 12 with hour-long sessions held weekly.

Registration is $99 and includes a starter pack of cricket essentials for every participant.

To register, visit: www.playcricket.com.au

Oliver Lees