With the Open's divisions complete, the 2019 Indoor Cricket National Championships for juniors began on Saturday at Casey Stadium, Cranbourne. Over 350 cricketers across five divisions will vie for national titles, in Boys and Girls 17 and Under, Boys in 15 and Under, Girls in 14 and Under, and Boys in 13 and Under from Sunday 6 of July to Saturday 13 July.
Teams from Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory, as well as Sri Lanka in the 15 and Under boys will be competing at the brand new facility in Cranbourne.
Players who have in the past represented Australia will feature across all age groups, as well as a number of players who have this week represented their states at the Opens Championships at the same venue.
Cricket Australia Acting Executive General Manager of Community Cricket, Kieran McMillan said:
“We look forward to welcoming Australia’s best players to the 2019 Indoor Cricket National Championships at the new state-of-the-art indoor cricket facility at Casey Stadium.
“Over 180,000 people play indoor cricket across the country, with the fast, fun and social format providing opportunities to play all year around.”
“Cricket Australia is proud to partner with the City of Casey to host this year’s championships, estimated to generate $2.5 million in direct economic impact to the Casey region.”
Finals will be played across the respective Friday and Saturday at the end of the championships, with matches to be live-streamed across these two days via the CA Indoor website and Facebook page.