IN THE STEPS OF GILLY: The St John’s College, Woodlawn, team after winning the Adam Gilchrist Shield: Back row, from left, Roger Boyd (coach), Patrick Kable, Matt McLean, Josh Oaten, Adam Clark, Jake Follent, Kurt Walker, Hugh Pratt; front row, Bill Kerr, Jackson Clarke, Nick DeGiusti (captain), Ashley Simes, Joe Reidy.
IN THE STEPS OF GILLY: The St John’s College, Woodlawn, team after winning the Adam Gilchrist Shield: Back row, from left, Roger Boyd (coach), Patrick Kable, Matt McLean, Josh Oaten, Adam Clark, Jake Follent, Kurt Walker, Hugh Pratt; front row, Bill Kerr, Jackson Clarke, Nick DeGiusti (captain), Ashley Simes, Joe Reidy.

Shields to Woodlawn, RRHS

ST JOHN’S College, Woodlawn, and Richmond River High have emerged as the top schools on the Far North Coast in Twenty20 cricket.

In the Adam Gilchrist Shield (for Years 9-10), Woodlawn sneaked home against Kings-cliff High by one run in a tight semi-final. St Mary’s Casino had a comfortable win over Trinity in the other semi.

In the final, Woodlawn chased down the St Mary’s total of 5-121 in 15 overs and for the loss of just one wicket.

Kingscliff sneaked home by just two runs in the third place play-off.

Stan Gilchrist, Adam’s father, presented the trophy to the Woodlawn team, which has made the final in all three years of the competition.

In the Matthew Phelps Shield (for Years 7-8), Richmond River High won the inaugural trophy, which is named after one of the school’s old boys.

 

Results:

Adam Gilchrist Shield:

Semi-finals: Woodlawn 4-79 d Kingscliff 8-78; St Mary’s Casino 7-113 d Trinity 40. Final: Woodlawn 1-125 d St Mary’s Casino 5-121. Third place play-off: Kingscliff 8-59 d Trinity 8-57.

Matthew Phelps Shield:

Semi-finals: Trinity College d Xavier College; Richmond River High d Kingscliff High. Final: Richmond River High 7-107 d Trinity 103. Third place play-off: Xavier College 3-135 d Kingscliff High 5-126.

Competition co-ordinator Neil Moreton said the day was a great culmination of cricket skills and sportsmanship.

“The competition had everything, thrill-a-minute action, tied games and victories by one and two runs in the semis,” he said.

“We believe the kids all enjoyed themselves and hope they will think about playing cricket this season if they haven’t played before.

“The Lord’s Taverners are keen to continue supporting the competition.”



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