Sooke cricket players can hop to it in Metchosin

The newly created Metchosin Junior Cricket League welcomes players from Sooke.

Metchosin Cricket Club, is pleased to announce the creation of the Metchosin Junior Cricket League, a development program for boys and girls ages 6 – 16. This is an excellent opportunity for kids in the Western Communities and Sooke to learn a new sport and stay active through the summer. All practices and games will be held at the Metchosin Cricket Ground, behind the Municipal Hall on Happy Valley Road. Evening practices are slated to start in mid-May, with the first games on Saturday June 7.

Registration is very affordable too, thanks to the support of the major sponsor Saunders Subaru. Rates for the inaugural season are just $45 for each child, less than $2 per session. To encourage families, a second sibling plays for $35, or a family of 3 or more for $100. Siblings will play on the same team, each coached by an experienced local cricketer. All players will have a colourful team jersey and a ball cap to keep.

Older players who are ready to move up may be selected to represent the League in matches against similar junior programs at Beacon Hill, and on the mainland. For further information, or to make an enquiry, join the MJCL mailing list by sending an email to met.jr.cricket@gmail.com.

Metchosin Cricket Club was formed in 1976 and fields teams in the Victoria District Cricket Association’s 10-team Div.1, and the 16-team 2nd division. New and experienced players are always welcome. Practices are Thursdays at 6 p.m. at the Metchosin Cricket Ground.

A bit about Cricket

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players each on a field at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch.

Each team takes its turn to bat, attempting to score runs, while the other team fields. Each turn is known as an innings.

Ultimately, it’s a game where bowler’s bowl to batsmen on the cricket pitch.

 

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