Australian Masters Games registrations open

06 Aug 2015

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Registrations are open for the 2015 Australian Masters Games, the cricket component of which is managed by South Australian Scorpions' Lauren Ebsary.

Looking to register? You'll have to be quick to secure the Early Bird price of $99, which ends this Friday 7 August at 5pm. A standard fee of $126.50 comes into effect after that.

It is expected over 10,000 participants will compete across approximately 60 different sports in the host city of Adelaide, in what is the 15th edition of the Games.

The cricket competitions are open to two male age groups of 35+ and 50+ and one female age group of 35+.

Since December last year, South Australian Scorpions skipper Lauren Ebsary has taken on the role of SACA Competitions Officer, managing various cricket events, including the cricket at the upcoming Australia Masters Games.

“It’s important for people to stay active and to create avenues for cricketers to come together, enjoy one another’s company and continue to play sport over the age of 35. It’s critical to those people that this competitions takes place," she explained.

“Team managers manage their own Super 8 teams. We’ve had a spike in registration with nine male teams but currently have just the one female team, so I’d encourage any girls who’d like to come over and take part to sign up as soon as possible," she said.

Ebsary also expressed excitement for the upcoming 2015/16 season, with a maturing South Australian squad receiving some exciting news in the way of new additions to their list.

"Sophie Devine and Sarah Taylor have resigned and Sarah Coyte from New South Wales will be a fantastic new addition to the squad. We're hoping to go one better this year and take out the title," she said.

The Scorpions veteran, who's played one Test and 19 ODIs, said she has been keeping a keen eye on the Southern Stars as they attempt to return the urn to Australia shores.

"It's always good to be a couple up on England. It's also great to see Sarah Coyte and Sarah Taylor go head-to-head while the Aussie girls do so well," she said.

Members looking for more information on the Australian Masters Games cricket competitions should click here.