Jake Nind to lead the North Coast challenge
The carnival brings together the best young cricketers in regional New South Wales.
It will be contested from Monday to Thursday by Under-16 teams representing Western, Central North, Central Coast, Newcastle, Riverina, Southern, Illawarra and North Coast zones.
The Bradman Cup last season was interrupted by rain and was rescheduled as a split competition with northern and southern competitions.
The overall winner, Central Coast, will be keen to show they are deserved Bradman Cup champions.
Games will start each day at 10am. They will be 50 overs a side and played at the Coffs Coast Sport and Leisure Park and Richardson Park, Sawtell.
The two leading teams will contest the final at the Coffs Harbour BCU International Stadium from 10am on Thursday.
The North Coast Bradman Cup team is:
Jake Nind (c) (Lismore), Mitchell Johnson (vc) (Maclean), Blake Reynolds (Murwillumbah), Callum Taylor (Crescent Head), Nathan Hinton (Coffs Harbour), Tim Anderson (Coffs Harbour), Corey McMahon (Murwillumbah), Harry Pye (Lennox Head), Tyler White (Coffs Harbour), Sam Reading (Burringbar), Zac Stone (Murwillumbah), Brad Chard (Ulmarra). Coach: Paul Everingham (Lennox Head). Manager: Tony Cowin (Lismore). Assistant manager: Trevor Neaves (Dorrigo).
The annual Ballina Under-13 and Lismore Under-12 cricket carnivals are also next week.
Play at Ballina starts on Monday and in Lismore on Tuesday.