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Benalla Bushrangers set for a ripper cricket season

By Benalla Ensign

Cricket in Benalla starts on Saturday with the Benalla Bushrangers playing their first senior game of the new Wangaratta and District Cricket Association season.

While A and C-grade have a bye, the Bushrangers' B-grade match against Yarrawonga Mulwala at the Benalla Gardens starts at 1.30pm.

Bushrangers president Mark Saunders said he was looking forward to the season, with plenty of action for juniors, seniors and veterans.

“This year we once again have a full list of sides, starting with the under-12s and going up to A-grade in the seniors as well as the over 60s,” Saunders said.

“We will also be running our Blaster program for kids aged six to 10 and this will start in November. Our other juniors play in under-12s, under-14s and under-16s.” 

Wins all round

Senior Bushrangers training is run out of the Benalla Gardens practice nets every Tuesday and Thursday, with everyone welcome to attend.

A sausage sizzle and welcome is on tomorrow at the Gardens Pavilion, where players and prospective players can meet club committee members and volunteers.

Saunders said the Bushrangers placed a strong emphasis on being a family-friendly sporting club and welcomed people of all ages and abilities.

“There are also pathways for juniors to progress to district and state level competitions through the North East Knights where we already have several of our players taking part,” he said.

More information can be found on the MyCricket website, www.mycricket.cricket.com.au by searching for the Benalla Bushrangers, where players can register online.