Women’s cricket continues to grow at Westmeadows.
Having started out two years ago, the Warriors are on track to field three sides this season.
New women’s coach Danny Law said it was an exciting time to get involved in women’s cricket.
“We’ll be potentially hitting the mark for three sides,” he said.
“We’ve still got some time to recruit a couple more players. It’s an attractive proposition coming down to play at Westmeadows, it’s a very family-oriented club.”
For Law, this season marks a change from spectator to coach of the women’s side.
“I’ve been watching the last two years, obviously my wife Emily plays and I’ve really enjoy the cricket on the Sundays and watching the girls improve over the journey.
“There’s been a bit of disappointment the last two years getting into finals and not quite getting over the line.
“I thought I would put my hand up and contribute and help them get over the line this year.
“It’s a new challenge and I’m fairly confident we can go one better.”
Law, who plays for the Warriors first XI men’s side, is no stranger to coaching.
He was captain-coach of the men’s team for three years.
After having a break from coaching he’s ready to get back into it.
“It’s really exciting, not just working with that group, but also working with some of the younger players that are coming through the club.
“It’s going to be fun, it’s a different challenge. The one thing I’ve found so far, the women listen and take things on board more than the men.”
Law said there had been a mixture of new players to the sport and people looking to change clubs who had come on board.
The top side will play in the Victorian Turf Cricket Association competition, while the second side will play in the North West Metropolitan Cricket Association.
Law said if they were to get up a third side, it would also likely play in the NWMCA.
He said anyone interested in playing was welcome to come down and give it a try.
“We’ve got some new players who have never played before, it’s exactly what it was two years ago and it didn’t stop us from playing finals.
“It’s no barrier for someone who has never played before. We have a good mix of experienced players, and not so experienced and beginners.”
The Warriors will be without captain of the past two years and former competition medal winner Danielle Linton for the start of the season as she recovers from a knee reconstruction. Law said they were hoping to have Linton on the park just before Christmas.
Westmeadows starts its season this weekend.