CRICKETERS of the future were taught a thing or two by the state's best female players yesterday.
The Tasmanian Roar ran a clinic at Launceston's Sacred Heart Primary School where more than 200 pupils learnt basic batting, bowling and fielding skills.
Senior state batter Carly Ryan was one of nine players to take a break from the team's preparation for a trio of encounters against New South Wales at the NTCA this weekend.
``It is fantastic coming to schools to bring the kids some happiness and make their day a bit more enjoyable,'' Ryan said.
``Teaching children the skills of cricket is incredibly important and it is a massive part of what the Roar are about.
``We want to try and get as many boys and girls playing cricket in the future and hopefully strengthen the men's and women's Tassie teams.''
Pupil Indy Headland, 12, said she enjoyed the clinic but was unsure if she would take the leap of one day playing the game professionally.
``I really like cricket and I like batting,'' she said.
The Roar played the NSW Breakers in a Twenty20 game yesterday afternoon in Launceston and have two more games remaining.