HIGH HOPES: Tobyn Burvill is hoping for a strong finish to the cricket season, having already tasted plenty of success this summer.
HIGH HOPES: Tobyn Burvill is hoping for a strong finish to the cricket season, having already tasted plenty of success this summer. Cathy Adams

A busy time for Tobyn Burvill

SUFFOLK Park cricketer Tobyn Burvill could have a busy few months ahead of him with local and representative cricket ramping up.

Burvill, 17, will line up for North Coast in the Under-19 Country Colts Championships in Coffs Harbour next month.

He is also a top-order batsman at Lennox Head in a team which currently leads the Far North Coast LJ Hooker Competition and appears destined to at least make the semi-finals.

It's been a great result for Burvill considering he was without a club four months ago when Byron Bay couldn't field a team in the top grade because they were short of players.

Lennox Head were expected to be among the top teams but recruited well, with Paul Everingham taking on the coaching role.

"Everything at Lennox has been great so far," Burvill said.

"A few of us were left kind of stranded at the start of season and weren't sure where we were going to go."

A talented player like Burvill was always going to land on his feet, no matter where he went.

He had a busy off-season training with the Cricket NSW Under-17 Academy.

It required regular trips to Sydney, with him racking up plenty of frequent flyer points.

A strong performance at the Country Colts Championships could see him selected in a development team, with a chance to represent NSW at the national carnival later this year.

His most recent success came playing for the Ballina District side which won the Statewide NSW Country Shield.

Burvill was a consistent performer throughout and among the top run-scorers in the semi-final and final in Cowra last month.

They beat four teams in the lead-up in what is the second-tier knockout tournament in NSW.

"We were a bit apprehensive at the start of the competition but once we got going we grew in confidence," Burvill said.

"It was hard to predict how successful we were going to end up."



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