Parramatta boosts carnival numbers
A NEW entry from Sydney and the return after many years of a Brisbane district has boosted the Lismore Under-12 cricket carnival next week to its capacity of 16 teams.
Parramatta will play in the carnival for the first time, Met South-West from Brisbane is back, while Manly-Warringah has returned after making its first trip north last year.
Three local sides will take part – two Far North Coast representative teams and a Lismore Futures XI.
Games will be played at grounds around Lismore from Tuesday to Friday.
The semi-finals will be played at Heaps Oval and Blair Oval on Thursday, with the final at Heaps Oval on Friday.
Oakes Oval is not available because it is being prepared for the Super 14 rugby union trial later this month.
The draw for the first day of the Lismore Under-12 carnival will appear in The Northern Star on Monday.