Students enjoy cricket action during Bathurst carnival

LINING UP: Carenne captain Will Tatnell prepares to send down a delivery on Tuesday. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK
LINING UP: Carenne captain Will Tatnell prepares to send down a delivery on Tuesday. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

Eight schools came together on Tuesday to take part in the Western Region High School Indoor Cricket Carnival for Students With Disabilities, held in Bathurst.

Hosts Carenne School was joined by students from Portland Central, Cowra High School, Holman Place School, Anson Street School, Canobolas High School, Lithgow High and Wellington High School.

Canobolas was the competition winners thanks to their 28-7 win over Lithgow High in the final.

Carenne had a strong day in its home event with a third place finish.

Organiser and Carenne School teacher Terry Neal said the games were played in great spirit at the Bathurst Indoor Sports Stadium.

“Most of the students had played the game before. It was the first time we’d had Portland play at the carnival and that was great to see,” he said.

They all had a lot of fun.

Terry Neal

“They all had a lot of fun. We had some help from Year 10 MacKillop College students with umpiring and had support from Country Cricket NSW.

“Most of the kids got the hang on the game after their second match and everyone had the chance to both bat and bowl.”

It was a memorable day for Carenne School captain Will Tatnell who was named the boys’ best and fairest player.

The primary school’s edition will be held this Tuesday at the same venue.

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