WE ARE on the road to the East/Asia Women's Championship in Japan next year.
Interest with local women enthusiasts is on the rise.
"We had three teams in the Suva cricket league last year.
"This year we have six," Fiji Cricket Association women's development officer Ruci Kaiwai said.
The 2013 Suva Women's League enters its third week this Saturday and Kaiwai is happy with what she has seen so far.
She said it had not been all rosy but "numbers were surely growing" as there was a lot to look forward to.
"We will for the first time have an Easter Championship for women's cricket," she revealed.
That should turn a lot of heads. Lau, Suva, Nadi and Lautoka will be represented at the meet in April.
"More and more women are picking up the bat and ball," Kaiwai said.
She said the financial drawback was there but this did not deter players from coming out to play.
"For example there are three teams from Lomary," Kaiwai said.
"Last week we got team one to play two games against us (Temptation). This week we will get their (Lomary) team two over and the following week team three will be in Suva to play in the league.
"We continue to encourage women to take up the sport. We are trying to get as many hopefuls into the game as possible.
"Next year, we have the East/Asia Championship and we'd love to field the best team possible. That's why it is important for us to build on the numbers, our game and the domestic competition."
Teams taking part in the Suva league are Temptation, Lomary One, Two and Three, Catwomen and Nasagalau.
Temptation, featuring players such as Kaiwai, Joana Lesi, Tilau Meraia and Lanieta Beniusi is the team to beat. Last week, they got the better of Lomary One and Two.
This Saturday, Catwomen will take on two Lomary teams.