PERTH Scorchers players and mascots Blaze and Amber will help launch PlayCricket Week in Ellenbrook on Saturday, August 12.
WACA game and market development general manager Jo Davies said the national PlayCricket Week campaign was a way for children to try their hand at cricket.
“We’re excited to be hosting our first-ever metropolitan launch for PlayCricket in Ellenbrook and can’t wait to showcase just how exciting and fun cricket is to the community,” she said.
“Cricket is a sport for all and there are formats and opportunities available to anyone who is interested in getting involved.’’
From 1pm to 4pm at Ellenbrook Secondary College oval there will be something for the whole family including a sausage sizzle, inflatable cricket net and spot prizes up for grabs.
A MILO T20 Blast pop up session will run from 2pm to 4pm for seven to 12-year olds.
Cricket fanatic and Pearce MHR Christian Porter will officially launch the week’s celebrations.
Mr Porter said he was looking forward to kicking off the season with the PlayCricket Week launch in Ellenbrook.
“As co-chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Cricket, I’d encourage everyone to get involved with cricket and celebrate the important contribution it makes to our community,’’ he said.
“Whether you’re playing cricket in the school yard, the backyard, for your local cricket club or under lights at the WACA ground, cricket is a sport for all, which is what I love about the game.’’