Young cricketers do battle

Tricky manoeuvre . . . Kate Judson (6), of Clutha Valley, plays her shot in the girls cricket tournament held in Balclutha on Thursday afternoon. The wicketkeeper was Taya Robinson (7), of Milton Primary School. PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE

The third round of the Clutha term 1 after-school cricket tournament was held at the South Otago Athletics Club in Balclutha last Thursday afternoon. The Girls Smash Cricket tournament is an entry level soft-ball cricket competition run by Otago Cricket for girls in years 2 to 8 that runs for five weeks. It involves two grades: Junior Smashes for years 2 to 5, and Superstar Smashers for years 6 to 8. Clutha Leader reporter John Cosgrove went along to capture the action.