Keen young cricketers across the region are being encouraged to attend Cricket Victoria skills clinics at Deakin Reserve.
Central Park-St Brendan’s is hosting the school holiday events in conjunction with Big Bash League franchise the Melbourne Renegades.
The clinics aim to teach the next generation of fans how to play the sport.
Children aged five to 12 can keep active and have fun at the clinics, which can help convert fans of the Big Bash League into junior cricketers or keep players interested during the quiet January period.
Players can learn to bat like Aaron Finch, bowl like Brad Hogg and field like Cameron White at the 90-minute clinics at Greater Shepparton’s home of cricket.
All participants will receive a Melbourne Renegades holiday pack — which includes a hat, plastic bat and rubber ball — when they sign up, and all equipment needed is provided on the day.
Clinics are on January 10, 17 and 24, and will run from 9.30am to 11am.
Fans of the Renegades will also have the opportunity to meet and take pictures with Sledge the Mascot.
Interested players can sign up at playcricket.com.au, with the program costing $50.