Mowbray Cricket Club is on a frantic search for new recruits after forfeiting their opening Cricket North women's fixture against South Launceston.
The Eagles had been set to open their season against the Knights at NTCA no.2 on Sunday but made the decision mid-week to forgo the fixture to find more players.
Due to the competition taking a week off for the Hobart Hurricanes' fixture in Launceston and the Eagles' bye in the CN competition, the club needs more players by November 7 for the Greater Northern Cup.
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Last season was a similar story for the club with a number games forfeited due to a lack of numbers.
"The girls had a few demoralising losses and a few games forfeited due to lack of numbers last season, it was a bit of a sad season," coach Bryce Coulson said.
"Our captain Georgia [Brain] has been really great at trying to get everyone up and about at training with a smile, she's been really good at that stuff."
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Coulson said he was hopeful that more players would come on board in the coming weeks.
"Hopefully we can get some more numbers as well because we only [had] seven or eight available this week because it was a Sunday and other commitments," he said.
"We're trying to make it so the girls don't feel like they have to come to training but it is something they want to do. "We're trying to have that culture of enjoyment so people can come along and feel at home and feel welcomed to the club."
The club is open to new players and eager to be able to field a full side.
"It makes it hard trying to field a team of 11 when you've got players pulling out left and right," Coulson said.
"Hopefully we can get some new girls to the club."
Note: The print version of this article had the wrong date for the Eagles' next game. This has been adjusted.
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