Not all about winning for Tigers


Harper Sercombe

While results for Werribee’s women’s cricket side in the Victorian Turf Cricket Association aren’t falling the Tigers way, it has been a roaring success.

Captain and team manager Ruby Ruby said she has not been phased by the mixed results that her side has been on the receiving end of, instead she said the connection and friendships sprouted from the team is what it’s truly about.

“In terms of winning we are competitive, but at the same time there is a fun aspect to the game, we always make sure that fun takes priority,” she said.

“I think it’s always great to play and looking forward to Sundays is the key, the weather is getting better which is amazing.

“There are some teams who have really good quality players and are tactical, it’s hard to compete with them, we just try and give it our best shot and enjoy the game.

“So far it’s going really well in terms of looking forward to the weekend and giving it a go. In terms of winnings and losing, it’s not going great, but we’re enjoying it so it’s going great.

“The reason why we set up this women’s team initially was because we wanted to have integrity in the club and we wanted to have a women’s team at the club for anyone who wants to explore playing the sport.”

The club also harvests junior talent across its six girls teams, which is already paying off with some debuting in the senior side.

It’s the first time the club has had its women’s side in the VTCA competition.

“In this team we have a mixture of women and juniors and it’s a great pathway for our juniors to really enhance their skills,” Ruby said.

“We have a mixture of players who played in the first year, we have some who played while they were at school, we have people like who had never played before and then we’ve got the juniors who are rock-stars because they are the ones who carry the team/

“The girls are learning a lot from the women and the women are learning a lot of cricket from the young ones.

“We have a good balance in our team, we don’t have extraordinary skills but it’s about the social aspect really, it’s just to keep fit, keep active and to get some cardio in for the day.

“I get a sense of accomplishment when some of the girls reach milestones, it’s a powerful source of satisfaction, building those friendships with not just the girls but their families.

“Building those relationships through the connections is absolutely fulfilling.”

Werribee’s match against Point Cook on Sunday was called off after heavy rain.

If you or someone you know is interested in joining the Tigers’ girl’s or women’s program reach Ruby on 0433 289 218.