Local junior representative cricketers have their opportunity to perform at the highest level over the next week with aged carnivals being held across the state.
Newcastle Junior cricket is hosting the ‘Ron Arendts Shield’, under 11 carnival with 16 teams participating. The locals will boast three sides in the carnival and will be hoping to have one in the grand final on Thursday.
Ron Arendts was involved in Newcastle cricket for over 50 years and showed a great passion for the game. A passion that he hoped rubbed off on the young participants of cricket in Newcastle.
In a coup for the association and with thanks to Newcastle City Council, the grand final is set down to be played at No.1 Sportsground and is to be televised live on Bar TV. How exciting for these Under 11 cricketers.
The carnival begins in earnest today with two rounds of 20/20 matches to be played. All that hard work in the nets and the watching of the big bash is sure to have had some influence on the young players.
The matches are to be played at Smith Park, Hamilton North, Adamstown, Wallsend and Waratah. For further information on where you could watch a match please go to http://www.newcric.org.au/common/pages/public/rv/draw.aspx?matchid=&opmode=0&id=RVFIXTURE&entityid=2305