Melbourne Renegades' mascot visited primary schools in Stawell and Great Western on Monday.
Sledge the mascot entertained students and toured with the BBL 2018-19 championship trophy.
The tour was part of Cricket Victoria's initiative in growing junior cricket awareness throughout regional Victoria.
Grampians Cricket Association president David Turner said the association was working with Central Highlands Region cricket to grow junior numbers within the region's competition.
"We've highlighted to the Central Highlands board an issue with junior player numbers, particularly in our under-16 competition," he said.
"We've appealed to them for a bit of help. Bringing the trophy and mascot is a huge boost for us in terms of making people aware of the game.
"We know cricket starts at the grassroots and it was disappointing there were no under-16 teams to come from Stawell clubs last season.
"It's an issue we have identified and will be working on moving forward."
Mr Turner said girls cricket in the region is on the rise.
"Last season we had one team enter our under-13 competition, with another just falling short on numbers," he said.
"More and more girls are taking up the sport and can now play for a few more years with the age limit increased for female players in the under-13 competition.
"The pathways for both boys and girls to play cricket is huge."
Mr Turner met up with the mascot and trophy at Stawell 502 Primary School.
"There were lots of excited kids in the room who all got a chance to get up close to the trophy and the opportunity for class pictures," he said.
"Organisers also ran a presentation about cricket, particularly about the upcoming World Cup.
"I hope it entices some junior players to come on board and start playing cricket with their mates which continues on to the higher grades of cricket in the region."
Central Highlands participation officer Joel Quarrell said the tour was a great opportunity to go to the primary schools and share the trophy with the students.
"It was to promote cricket, the Renegades and the up and coming World Cup as well," he said.
"We spent about an hour at each school; including Great Western Primary School, Stawell 502 Primary School, Skene Street Specialist School and finished at St Pat's Primary School.
"We spent nearly an hour at each school and the students were really engaged with the activities."
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