Girls Cricket

Our club is a proud and passionate supporter of girls cricket. We are committed to increasing female participation and development in the game. Through the tireless efforts of our club community we have seen girls numbers at Wilston Norths go from 20 players in 2019 to over 100 in 2023!

During the 2022/23 off-season our Girls Cricket Sub Committee spent innumerable hours with other club and association counterparts, planning and coordinating some exciting competition options for girls cricket for the 2023/24 Summer. These are set out below.

Girls Competition Update August 2023
We are very pleased to advise an updated joint venture now exists between Queensland Cricket, Brisbane North Junior Cricket Association (BNJCA) and Metro South West (MSW). The venture means that we can now offer participation in a broader Brisbane-based competition. This will give the girls a wider variety of teams to play against at a more competitive standard. The competition comprises 4 levels, all of which are explained in the attached table. We will work with you to ensure your daughter is placed in the appropriate competition.

Points to note:
⁃ Games will be played Friday nights (T20) or Saturdays. If you have a preference for one or the other, we can take this into account when we are organising the teams.
⁃ The competitions have indicative age levels but these are not fixed and the girls will be placed in the competition most appropriate to their skill level.
⁃ Games will be played on both the Northside and Southside, with particular consideration given to travel challenges on Friday nights.

In addition to the BNJCA-MSW junior competition, WNJCC is considering the option of registering a team in the Harris Shield competition. This competition is a T20 format played on Friday and Saturday nights. If you are interested in playing this competition either as an alternative, or in addition, to the junior competition, please email [email protected]

Last year WNJCC registered a team in the Rebecca McCoombes competition. With recent news that Queensland Cricket will administer the Rebecca McCoombes Cup as well as other Brisbane Women’s Cricket competitions (Harris Shield and Kirsten Pike Plate), Northern Suburbs District Cricket Club is planning to nominate a Rebecca McCoombes Cup side under its banner in collaboration with WNJCC. This will assist with our ongoing plans to ensure a sustainable female cricket program with clear senior pathways for our junior players. For the coming season, involvement in this pathway program is by invitation only for girls who will be 14 by 1 September 2023. Any queries about the pathway program with Norths should be directed to [email protected]

Want to play? What we need you to do
1. Register your girls as soon as possible and no later than 9 September. We will be working with the joint venture parties to schedule games once we have registration numbers
2. Come to our pre-season muster! We will be holding two pre-season musters so that the girls can have a hit and the club can make suggestions as to which level of competition will be most suitable. The muster will be led by our director of girls coaching, Bhumika. These dates/location will be advised asap
3. Email us if you are interested in playing in a Harris Shield team