HEAD ON: South Services batsman Dylan Cleaver. PHOTO: BILL NORTH
HEAD ON: South Services batsman Dylan Cleaver. PHOTO: BILL NORTH

NIGHT CRICKET: Tucabia-Copmanhurst closes in on finals

TUCABIA-Copmanhurst Clarence Valley Pest Control is on the verge of becoming the first team to guarantee its spot in the Cleavers Mechanical Night Cricket finals.

Another win will put them on 25 points and a guaranteed top-three finish.

Tucabia must get past either tonight's opponents, South Services, or Westlawn on March 4 - who both sit equal last on 11 points.

"We've got Souths and Westlawn, so basically our aim is to win those two games, finish first and go straight through to the grand final," Tucabia captain Bob McKenzie said.

"I guess we have the luxury that if we drop a game it's not the end of the world."

According to McKenzie, winning the Night Cricket games was important for maintaining momentum as well as developing the future stars of the club.

"Every game is important," he said. "We have a couple of really good kids from second grade such as Tyson Blackadder and Jesse Powell who will be regular first-graders in a couple of years and we can play in the Night Cricket games to get experience."

Pride will be what South Services are playing for at McKittrick Park. They are out of the running despite having another match in hand against Brothers on February 25.

Next week is the last throw of the dice for Harwood and GDSC Easts.

 

MILO T20 BLAST

THE local under-10s get their turn to shine in the middle at McKittrick Park at 4pm every Wednesday prior to the Night Cricket games.

It was decided at this week's Clarence River Junior Cricket Association meeting that the Milo T20 Blast will finish for this season on Wednesday, March 4, coinciding with the last round of the Night Cricket between Tucabia-Copmanhurst and Westlawn.

CRJCA will provide a BBQ and drinks for players and supporters at the conclusion of the session.



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