Finals time for juniors



SIX months of rushing to games on Friday afternoons, Saturday mornings and practice almost any day of the week will culminate with the finals of Lismore District junior cricket over the next few days.

Highlights will be the two Under-16 finals at Oakes Oval, day/night games of 50-overs-a-side.

First it's the Under-16 Pool B final between Souths and Norths from 4pm today.

In the Under-16 Pool A final tomorrow, minor premiers Workers take on Casino, also from 4pm.

Workers, the minor premiers, defeated Goonellabah in their semi-final at Oakes Oval last week, with opening batsman Cameron Black scoring a decisive 50 retired.

Casino defeated the more-fancied Marist Brothers in a thriller in the other semi-final at Heaps Oval.

The Lismore District junior presentation will be held at Oakes Oval during the break between innings of the Under-16 Pool A final tomorrow night, including the announcement of the season's Most Outstanding Junior.

Previous winners include Myles McDowell, Simon Milenko, Tom Cooper, Jake McKinnon, Stephen Bell, Adam Gilchrist, Matthew Phelps, Paul McLean and brothers Richard and Michael Nind.

The finals will be completed at the weekend, with the Under-14s set down as two-day games on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Casino play Souths at Arthur Park in Pool A, while two rival Goonellabah teams, Gold and Black, square off at Rec9 in Pool B.

In the Under-12 finals on Saturday morning, Pool A minor premiers Souths face Marist Brothers Blue at Rec10, while the final of the Pool B modified competition will be played at McKenzie Park.



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