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Changes to Women’s Premier Cricket structure

The Cricket Victoria Board has endorsed Ringwood and Coburg Cricket clubs to join the Women's Premier Firsts T20 competition for season 2016-17, alongside other changes which will see a new Premier Reserves competition introduced and Carlton-Brunswick elevated to join the Premier Seconds Grade.

The changes to the Women's Premier Cricket structure are part of a long-term vision and strategy to create a strong foundation for the competition and to create an open pathway and opportunity for aspirational clubs to compete at the highest level in the state.
 
Cricket Victoria CEO Tony Dodemaide said that these developments come at a time of unprecedented change and interest in women's cricket.
 
"These changes to the Premier Cricket structure will give more opportunities for women to play cricket in the highest standard of competition in Victoria while also expanding the footprint and accessibility of Premier Cricket," Dodemaide said.
 
"These changes are focussed on supporting grass-roots development of emerging talent.
 
"Not only will players be exposed to the best facilities, but they could be playing against the likes of Meg Lanning and Molly Strano, which will now be an option for even more players and presents a pathway for players to reach the Premier Cricket level." 
 
2016-17 Structure
Premier Firsts
One-Day competition - 6 teams
Twenty20 competition - 8 teams

Premier Reserves
One-Day competition - 6 teams

Premier Seconds
One-Day competition - 6 teams
Twenty20 - 10 teams

Premier Cricket Grading Structure 2016-17
One-day competition
Premier Firsts

  1. Box Hill 1st XI
  2. Dandenong 1st XI
  3. Essendon MP 1st XI
  4. Melbourne 1st XI
  5. Plenty Valley 1st XI
  6. Prahran 1st XI

 
Premier Reserves

  1. Box Hill 2nd XI
  2. Dandenong 2nd XI
  3. Essendon MP 2nd XI
  4. Melbourne 2nd XI
  5. Plenty Valley 2nd XI
  6. Prahran 2nd XI

 
Premier Seconds

  1. Brighton District 1st XI
  2. Coburg 1st XI
  3. Melton 1st XI
  4. Napoleons/Sebastopol 1st XI
  5. Ringwood 1st XI
  6. Carlton-Brunswick 1st XI

 
Twenty20 competition
Premier Firsts

  1. Box Hill 1st XI
  2. Dandenong 1st XI
  3. Essendon MP 1st XI
  4. Melbourne 1st XI
  5. Plenty Valley 1st XI
  6. Prahran 1st XI
  7. Ringwood 1st XI
  8. Coburg 1st XI

 
Premier Seconds

  1. Box Hill 2nd XI
  2. Dandenong 2nd XI
  3. Essendon MP 2nd XI
  4. Melbourne 2nd XI
  5. Plenty Valley 2nd XI
  6. Prahran 2nd XI
  7. Napoleons/Sebastopol 1st XI
  8. Melton 1st XI
  9. Brighton District 1st XI
  10. Carlton-Brunswick 1st XI

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