Cricket participation jumped by 11 per cent across Tasmania last season, according to the 2017-18 National Cricket Census.
It was recorded that 35 percent of cricket’s participant base are females with the overall increase one of the highest year-on-year growth figures Cricket Australia has experienced.
The census also revealed a record breaking 47,832 Tasmanians have actively engaged in cricket competitions or programs – an increase of 11 per cent from the previous year. This includes 19,122 players engaging in regular competitions or club-based programs at junior and senior level.
“We are determined to be Tasmania’s favourite sport and are delighted to see the number of Tasmanians playing cricket continues to grow year on year,” Cricket Tasmania chief executive Nick Cummins said.
“To have more than 47,000 Tasmanians participating in cricket last season is a fantastic result providing the foundation for the ongoing strength of the game.
“We are working hard with our community associations and clubs to ensure we support them to provide the best possible playing opportunities using the best possible facilities.
“We are particularly pleased with 41 new junior girls teams, creating a pathway for the next Katelyn Fryett or Brooke Hepburn.
“This growth could not have been achieved without our clubs, associations and schools, our dedicated volunteers, coaches and umpires, who all make an invaluable contribution in ensuring the quality of the experience for those that pick up a bat and ball each season.”