The State team have been training hard since August last year, even with the National Cricket Inclusion Championships cancelled due to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

As a reward for their efforts over the summer, all players were invited to attend a training camp, facilitated by the WACA, which was held in Bunbury over January 12 to 14.

The team played two practice matches against players from Leschenault Cricket Club which involved a mix of their veteran, senior and junior players.

The WA team also invited South West residents to join them for an open-training sessions where they got the opportunity to pass their skill onto local juniors players.

The sessions attracted a great mix of ages and abilities, and the WA players really enjoyed giving back to the cricket community.

The highlight was a local Star Blast player Caleb who had such a great time and showed some promise, and was awarded with a WA cap by the team. (pictured above)

WACA Diversity and Inclusion Specialist Brad Denham said;

“The attitude of the players and support staff has been fantastic - they’ve seen not having a National Championship as an opportunity to improve a few areas and they’ve embraced that and are achieving some great results.

“The camp was a great reward for the players who have been training for a long time now.

“We’d like to thank everyone involved in making this such a fantastic experience for the team, from our hosts at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School, to our opponents from Leschenault Cricket Club.”