Next stop is MCG

WHOOSH: Lusty blows were the order of the day with only 10 overs  to score from at the Nitmiluk Cup on the weekend. Picture: Hayley Odgers.

WHOOSH: Lusty blows were the order of the day with only 10 overs to score from at the Nitmiluk Cup on the weekend. Picture: Hayley Odgers.

A Katherine school team has earned the chance to play at the Melbourne Cricket Ground next month.

The upper primary school team from Clyde Fenton Primary School took out the MILO T20 Blast School Cup, putting them through to the National MILO T20 Blast Cup to be held at the home of Australian cricket on December 5.

The Melbourne trip is funded by Cricket Australia.

The Blast Cup is held annually as part of the Nitmiluk Cup, played at Kalano Community Oval last Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The 13th annual Nitmiluk Cup saw 27 teams compete across three divisions from MILO T20 Blast School Cup and the TJ Tilley Shield to the Nitmiluk Cup.

The Nitmiluk Cup, held on Saturday and Sunday, was taken by the Kings Super Ten which scored 3/120 off 10 overs to defeat the Timber Creek Dingoes which scored 4/114 off 10 overs.

The Wurli Warriors defeated the Venndale Outlaws to take the TJ Tilley Shield with 3/73 off 8.3 overs. Other senior teams at the weekend included the Kalano Crocs, the Bushrangers, the One Set Bats and the NT Invitational.

Players travelled from Darwin and Timber Creek for a hit and teams included senior male players as well as women and juniors.

The MILO T20 Blast School cup was held on Thursday and Friday with more than 20 teams competing.

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