Action from the MILO T20 Blast Schools Cup kicked off at Old Kings Oval
The MILO T20 Blast Schools Cup kicked off with the Parramatta Zone carnival at Old Kings Oval yesterday (July 19), with boys and girls from St Patrick’s Parramatta, Winston Hills Public School, Burnside Public School and Pendle Hill Public School taking part in a fun-filled day.
The MILO T20 Blast is a competition for primary school kids in Years Five and Six, designed to encourage participation and maximise enjoyment.
Each team consists of at least eight players, with sides playing four Super 8s games during the day. To be eligible for the competition, schools must enter both a boys’ and girls’ team.
In yesterday’s competition, Winston Hills won the Girls’ Division by defeating Pendle Hill 57 runs to 24 in the Final, while the Boys’ Division went to Pendle Hill, who accounted for Burnside 72-66 in the decider.
The winners now move on to the Regional Finals with the winner of that tournament progressing to the MILO T20 Blast Finals Gala Day, which will feature the best primary school teams from across Sydney.
Cricket NSW Development Leader – Sydney Thunder Zone, Craig McLean, said he hoped all MILO T20 Blast participant would go on to join their local cricket club in summer.
“It was wonderful to see so many boys and girls enjoying the MILO T20 Blast and I hope that this is the start of a long association with cricket. We have specially designed this tournament to provide kids with a fun and inclusive introduction to the sport and we’d love to see them involved in their local club this summer,” he said.
Cricket Clubs around Sydney are starting to recruit players for the 2012/13 summer. To find their local club, kids should visit www.playcricket.com.au.