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Howzat for a cricket commercial

Carseldine cricket fans Zachary and Emily Walters (front) were happy to play a bit of parking-lot cricket during filming of Cricket Australia's television commercial at Brighton Roosters Rugby League Club to promote junior cricket. Zachary plays for Wilston North Junior Cricket Club and Emily plays backyard cricket with her brother and loves it so much she is thinking of signing up.
Carseldine cricket fans Zachary and Emily Walters (front) were happy to play a bit of parking-lot cricket during filming of Cricket Australia's television commercial at Brighton Roosters Rugby League Club to promote junior cricket. Zachary plays for Wilston North Junior Cricket Club and Emily plays backyard cricket with her brother and loves it so much she is thinking of signing up. Jacqueline Henry

SOME young Carseldine cricket fans got to play a bit of parking-lot cricket during filming of Cricket Australia's television commercial to promote junior cricket.

The commercial aims to change parents' perception of junior cricket as a long game.

The commercial, which was shot in various locations in Brighton and Albion, including on the Sandgate foreshore and at Brighton Bulldogs Football Club, will air nationally on Channels 9 and 10 and their regional channels, and in cinemas during September/October school holidays in metropolitan areas.

The commercial focuses on Milo in2Cricket and Milo T20 Blast which are entry level, fun programs for kids to learn the skills of cricket in a 60 or 90 minute game.

Cricket Australia's Belinda Clark said the television commercial aimed to let people know the cricket season was starting.

"Cricket is fun, exciting and active and we're ready to take registrations,” she said.

Ms Clark, who took up cricket when she was 11, went on to play international cricket for Australia from 1991-2005 and remains the only Australian, male or female, to have scored a double century in a one-day international.

"Cricket is an opportunity to play an individual sport in a team setting. It's you against the bowler. You're pitting your skills against theirs. That's something I enjoyed.

"You can play cricket anywhere, the beach the playground, a car park or your driveway.

"When people sign up to a club you can have as much fun or more as when you're hitting the ball around with mates in the backyard,” Ms Clark said.

For more information or to search for your local cricket club visit www.playcricket.com.au or www.community.cricket.com.au/clubs/junior-formats.


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