Three games were played throughout the day, the Under 15’s and 17’s T20 Community Cup finals and an Under 15’s exhibition match showcasing the continued growth of female participation in community cricket.

The Nedlands Silver Knights and Swan Athletic/Caversham Junior Cricket Club kicked off proceedings in style, with a Silver Knights sponsor paying to bring the old scoreboard back to life.

Swan Athletic batted first and put together a mammoth total of 8-179 from their 20 overs, a score which proved insurmountable for the Silver Knights.

The team from Nedlands were dismissed for 114, falling 65 runs short.

Joel Maslen was the star of the show for Swan Athletic making 46 not out with the bat and picking up figures of 2-3 with the ball.

The next match saw players from the Perth Scorchers Girls League (PSGL) face-off in an exhibition match, the first of its kind ever held at the WACA.

The Flames batted first and went after the Suns’ bowlers from the outset. Sienna Ryan (30*) top scored and was well supported by Jean McKinlay (18) and Ella Stewart (18), whose scores lead the Flames to 6-135 after 20 overs.

The Suns struggled throughout their run chase and ultimately fell short despite the best efforts of Kelsey Haselby, who scored a gritty 35 against the odds.

Ella Stewart was awarded the Player of the Match award for her efforts with both bat and ball, adding three wickets to her 18 runs with the bat.

The final game of the day saw Leederville Mt Hawthorn Junior Cricket Club take on Riverton/Rossmoyne Junior Cricket Club in the boys Under 17’s Final.

Riverton/Rossmoyne batted first and thanks to Dion Bidner (32) and Robin Burgess (29) were able to put together a very competitive total of 9-143.

Despite solid contributions from Simon Homsany (22), Tadhg Glynn (21) and Adam Boules (21) Leederville Mt Hawthorn were unable to chase down Riverton/Rossmoyne’s target of 144, narrowly losing by 14 runs.

Dion Bidner was awarded Player of the Match honours for his powerful hitting at the top of the Riverton/Rossmoyne order.

The day was greatly supported by the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) with each team guided by two ACA mentors in Tom Hogan, Travis Birt, Leanne Philippe, Jess Moyes, Wayne Clark and Clint Heron.

CJCC President Jamie Chappell said the day was a massive success and thanked the ACA for their contribution.

“The kids absolutely loved the opportunity to play on the WACA, we really hope to make this an annual event,” said Chappell.

“As young cricketers they’ll benefit greatly from the guidance of the ACA players, we can’t thank them enough for giving up their time to come and help the youngsters.

“It really was a great day and to see the old scoreboard up and running just topped it off.”

The day also included a presentation to the Under 17 Graduating Players, who have competed in the CJCC from Under 10’s all the way through to Under 17’s.