Cricket NSW to Introduce Female Plan B Regional Bash in 2019/20

Central Coast Cricket Association

Cricket NSW to Introduce Female Plan B Regional Bash in 2019/20

Female Cricketers on the Central Coast will get the opportunity to emulate their male counterparts following the announcement that Cricket NSW will be an introducing a Women's Plan B Regional Bash competition in 2019/20.

Central Coast were victors of the Male Plan B Regional Bash last season.

In a major boost for female cricketers in regional and country areas, the knockout competition will involve teams from all of the eight zones.

In a further boost the finals, consisting of all four winners from round one of the competition, will be played at the SCG.

Whilst dates, fixtures and rules for the competition are yet to be finalised it is anticipated that to be eligible to participate in this competition, a player would need to be registered and play in a competition within their Zone.

Garry Burkinshaw (Conference Administrator – Central Coast) is excited for what this competition offers for female cricketers on the Central Coast;

“This competition is a fantastic opportunity for female cricketers not only on the Central Coast but also across the State” Burkinshaw said.

“It is exciting that players from our local competitions will get the opportunity to not only represent the Central Coast but hopefully also get to play on the SCG” he added.

“Female cricket continues to flourish on the Central Coast with the Ladies T20 competition consisting of 8 teams last year with more expected next season and also in 2019/20 the CCCA will be introducing their inaugural female Under 16’s competition to be played on Saturday morning”.

The CCCA will be holding an information night in early August where they will outline the details on what is available for female cricket, both senior and junior at a local and representative level for the 2019/20 season.

Zone Academy Coach Appointment - Central Coast Cricket

In light of the recent resignation of Glenn Rowlands as the Central Coast Zone Academy Coach, I am pleased to announce that Alex Patterson has been appointed to this role after a very strong interview earlier this week. It was encouraging also that we had four candidates apply for the role.

Just a brief background regarding Alex. Alex is a Central Coast Junior who resides and works on the Central Coast. Alex plays Premier 1st Grade Cricket with Gordon and he came through the Cricket Pathway in the 2000’s. He is passionate about holistically skilling players at Zone Academy Level and providing and is equally passionate about engaging Coaches on the Central Coast to work with Zone Academy and Regional Academy players. Join me in congratulating Alex on joining our team.

Lastly, I wish to personally acknowledge the work and commitment of Glenn (Snoop) Rowlands. I have personally known Glenn for over 30 years and Glenn has been an integral part of Central Coast Cricket for a very long time. To my knowledge, Glenn was appointed as the Regional Director of Coaching in the early 2000’s and has been awarded the prestigious Country Cricket Coach of the Year an unprecedented four times - 2006/07, 2012/13, 2017/18 and 2018/19. Glenn is also a Board Member on the Central Coast Cricket Association (CCCA) and has been an ally for Coaching in CCCA Boardroom.

Well done Alex and well done Glenn it appears that Central Coast Cricket is in good hands.

BRETT RANKIN | Coaching and Talent Manager - Country