With more females picking up the bat and ball each year across Victoria, many are also taking part from a different angle.
Cricket Victoria Umpiring Manager Richard Patterson and Head of Cricket Southern Bayside Warren Griffin have put the call out for more men and women in the middle officiating in the competition next season.
Cricket Victoria is offering free umpire training to interested females.
Cricket Victoria regrets to advise of the passing of former Test umpire, Ray Isherwood, who passed away yesterday in Adelaide at the age of 76.
Mernda Cricket Club is gearing up for the season ahead after inheriting a second-hand set of cricket balls from Cricket Victoria's umpiring department.
The Warrnambool and District Cricket Association has shown its commitment to increasing officiating numbers after unveiling its umpires' academy this week.
Victoria continues to be the benchmark of the country in umpiring with Paul Reiffel promoted to the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires.
Victoria's John Ward will officiate in tomorrow's Bupa Sheffield Shield Final between Tasmania and Queensland at Blundstone Arena after being appointed as one of the two on-field umpires.
Umpire John Ward will become the latest Victorian to make his international debut at the MCG on Monday after being appointed to stand in his first Twenty20 International.
Victoria's Ash Barrow, Geoff Joshua, John Ward and Tony Ward have been rewarded for their solid form in the middle by retaining their positions on the National Umpire Panel for the 2012-13 season.