Lower Clarence cricketer Aaron Jones displays the bronze medal he won playing NSW in the Australian All Schools Under-16 team.
Lower Clarence cricketer Aaron Jones displays the bronze medal he won playing NSW in the Australian All Schools Under-16 team.

Bronzed cricketer



LOWER Clarence cricketer Aaron Jones has recently returned from Tasmania with a Bronze Medal following some good performances for the NSW All Schools team in the Australian championships.

Although NSW won its first two games against Tasmania and Western Australia they were beaten by a very good South Australia side on the third day.

This placed them second in their pool.

SA and Victoria played for first and second position and NSW played ACT in the game for third place.

NSW scored 7/208 and bowled ACT out for 153, securing the bronze medal.

Aaron was picked in the team after travelling to Sydney for trials over the past three months.

"I was a bit nervous on the first day as apart from myself and one other kid from Orange all the others play in the Green Shield competition in Sydney. So they all know each other," he said.

"I took a wicket in my first over on the first day and that relaxed me heaps."

The championships were held over six days including Easter in the Launceston district.

The cricketers had a day off on Good Friday.

This day was used for a combined excursion with the teams from each State spending the day together.

"I would like to say a big thank you to some people who helped with donations towards the cost of my trip: Nick, from Maclean Homehardware, Craig and Kim from Morans Auto Centre, Maclean, the Maclean Services Club and the Lower Clarence Cricket Association.

"This was a great opportunity for me and I was proud to be representing Mac- lean High School," he said.



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