Geelong and Greenvale Kangaroos to join Women’s Premier Cricket

June 2, 2021
Category: Female, Premier Cricket,
Geelong and Greenvale Kangaroos to join Women’s Premier Cricket

Geelong will be eligible to enter the competition next season (2021-22) with teams to compete in the 2nd XI and 3rd XI competitions.

Greenvale will be eligible to compete from the 2022-23 season, also starting in the 2nd XI and 3rd XI competitions.

Progression to the 1st XI competition will be dependent on a range of criteria including performances in the 2nd XI and 3rd XI competitions.

In April, Cricket Victoria’s Board signalled its intent to consider expansion of the Women’s Premier Cricket competition.

Cricket Victoria Chair Dr David Maddocks said it was good news for women’s cricket.

“I’d like to congratulate Geelong and Greenvale on being endorsed to enter the competition over the next two years. The commitment to build teams to compete at this level will enhance our women’s pathways and talent pipeline for the future. I’d also like to congratulate all the clubs who participated in this process – the passion and energy for the next generation of female players was fantastic to see,” Dr Maddocks said.

In making the decision, the Cricket Victoria Board took into account the health of the competition, impacts for the existing clubs, the strength of applications, wider sporting landscape as well as existing and planned facilities.

Interim General Manager – Community Cricket Paul Milo said “It’s a great story for women’s cricket. We’re looking forward to working closely with Geelong and Greenvale as they progress from fielding teams at Community level through to Premier level.”

The Women’s Premier 1st XI competition was last expanded in 2018 when Ringwood and Carlton-Brunswick were promoted to the top level of competition.

Current Women’s 1st XI Premier Clubs:

  • Box Hill CC
  • Carlton-Brunswick CC
  • Dandenong CC
  • Essendon Maribyrnong Park Ladies CC
  • Melbourne CC
  • Plenty Valley CC
  • Prahran CC
  • Ringwood CC
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