Discovering cricket was the aim of the day as the Hurricanes' high school championships got underway on Thursday.
Students from Prospect, Riverside, Queechy, St Patrick's, Scotch Oakburn, Kings Meadows, Star of the Sea and Campbell Town took part with several schools fielding both boys' and girls' sides.
Speaking at the girls' event at Scotch Oakburn, Cricket Tasmania's Greater North community cricket manager Alex King described the event as "important".
"We've worked really hard with Cricket North to develop their female pathway and female structure," he said.
"This program allows girls to play in a semi-social environment with their friends at school, with a view to gain some confidence before we can move into some club cricket.''
Riverside, Queechy and two Scotch Oakburn sides progressed to the girls' next stage on November 18 at Scotch, while St Patrick's, Queechy, Kings Meadows and Campbell Town did the same in the boys', which will be at St Pat's.
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