New information released by the National Cricket Census and Commonwealth Bank shows that more girls are joining cricket teams than boys.
Research from Commonwealth Bank shows six in every 10 new participants taking up cricket is female.
“It’s inspiring to see so many young girls taking up the sport and I hope that, with more exposure to the game, a whole new generation of Aussies will continue to grow our game and have the chance to achieve their goals and aspirations,” Australian Women’s Cricket Team all-rounder and CommBank Ambassador Ellyse Perry said.
The growth in popularity and uptake in cricket comes after a soaring interest in women's sport with 70 percent of Australians believing increased TV coverage will inspire more women and girls to play competitive sport.
“It’s been incredible to see the growth of women’s sport over the last few years, and having the opportunity to play on such a large stage on Saturday night at North Sydney Oval is another major milestone," Perry said.
Commonwealth Bank has been supporting women's cricket for two decades now and to commemorate the milestone, 100 grassroots young cricket players and their families will fill the grandstands at the opening women’s T20 International game against New Zealand tonight (Spetember 29 at 7:10pm).