Lithgow's Woolworths Junior Blasters started the first of their eight week junior cricket program at Glanmire Oval on Wednesday, October 30.
The U5 to U8 program will run for eight weeks and is based around the Big Bash League.
It is also an initiative of the Lithgow District Junior Cricket Association (LDJCA).
Participating kids get their own Blasters Pack including a personalised shirt, bat, bucket hat, ball and sticker sheet.
LDJCA coordinator Amanda Muir said the juniors got to learn a range of dynamic movements and it was a healthy initiative.
"They get to learn techniques on catching, batting, bowling and fielding.
"It's like a modified game of cricket and as the program goes on they get closer to the real thing," she said.
The program currently has 18 boys and girls signed up and Muir said it was good to see high numbers.
"Junior cricket has been struggling with numbers so we hope to retain some of these players and keep them coming through the ranks of junior cricket," she said.
Muir also wanted to thank Blake Caldwell, Murray and Joanna Staines and Koby Muir for their help in running the sessions.
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