Woodlawn students take on Twenty20 cricket challenge

SELECTED: L-R, Dane Pratt (captain), Jordan Sly, Cody McKinnon and Tom Carlton, of Woodlawn Cricket Team.
SELECTED: L-R, Dane Pratt (captain), Jordan Sly, Cody McKinnon and Tom Carlton, of Woodlawn Cricket Team. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

FOUR cricketers will help lead their side into the inaugural North Coast Twenty20 High School Zone finals in Coffs Harbour on Monday.

Dane Pratt, Jordan Sly, Cody McKinnon and Tom Carlton are senior players in the Year 7-8 St John's College Woodlawn T20 team.

They will take on Melville High School Kempsey and St Paul's Port Macquarie.

Woodlawn was beaten by St Paul's in the fourth round of the State Berg Shield 30-over competition.

"We don't really have the superstars, but the boys all perform well," coach Bernie McDonald said.

"We had two teams in this particular age division and they both made the semi-finals.

"Dane has been one of our better batsmen and Cody McKinnon is a very good bowler."

Dane is the opening batsman and captain of the team. "I'm pretty confident in our batting and bowling attack; we should go alright," Dane said.

"We played with the same team last year and hopefully our batting will get us home.

"I still prefer the 50-over stuff, but the school cricket is always fun.

"I captained our Year 7 team last year and stayed on again here."

The zone finals will be played in an even shorter 14-over format.

Trinity Catholic College is also taking part in the T20 zone finals. It has a team in the year 9-10 boys and year 7-12 girls.

Australian Southern Star player Erin Osbourne will be a special guest with about 100 junior cricketers in total competing.

There are a total of nine regional finalists from the three age divisions.

Matches have been shortened to 14-overs so all games can be played at the Coffs Harbour International Stadium.

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