Moscript inspires rising cricketers
CRICKETER Chelsea Moscript was honoured to be invited to play in an exhibition match to encourage girls to take up the sport.
The Leongatha South woman travelled to Bendigo last Thursday at the urging of Cricket Victoria to play.
Lining up for the Melbourne Ladies Stars, Moscript scored 18 runs and bowled two overs for none in a match that was designed to give all players the chance to shine.
“It was a really exciting opportunity and something I did not expect, and it was really exciting to play,” she said.
The Stars lost to the Melbourne Ladies Renegades on the second last ball of the game in a Twenty20 match – 137 to 138. The match coincided with cricketing clinics for younger players.
Both sides were not affiliated with the clubs of the same names in the T20 Big Bash League.
Moscript was invited to take part after previously playing with the Gippsland Pride representative side.
Now too old for that competition, Moscript plays with the Dandenong Lions in the women’s Victorian Premier League, one tier below playing for Victoria.
“I’ve been opening the batting and bowling leg spin. We’re sitting third on the Twenty20 and one day ladders,” she said.
“I’ll keep playing the game while I’m enjoying it, and one day hopefully will play for Victoria and maybe Australia. I’ll just make sure I’m doing well at club cricket and hopefully I will meet the standard in the future.”
Di Day of Cricket Victoria said the exhibition match was part of the Australian Country Cricket Championships and held on the rest day of the event.
A women’s section will now be added to the competition.
Moscript is now studying massage, and strengthening and conditioning at the Australian College of Sports Therapy.
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