Lavington has been handed the ideal opportunity to steal back top spot with Wodonga’s gun batsman Robbie Jackson due to miss Saturday’s one-dayer.
Jackson will miss the next two weeks in his role as NSW assistant coach at the Australian Country Championships in Geraldton, WA.
Lavington’s first loss of the season against North Albury prior to the Christmas break allowed Wodonga to grab the lead.
“It’s just another game for us,” Wodonga coach Jackson said.
“We’re getting ready for the finals and ‘Lavi’ this week is another step towards that.
“It’s irrelevant whether it’s Lavi or New City the week after, they’re all important.”
Jackson is one of cricket’s busiest coaches, once holding down five positions.
He’s since relinquished the Border Bullets and Riverina positions, but still leads the Riverina Academy.
“There’s some very good coaches around and I feel they need the opportunity too,” he said.
“It’s time for me to step back.”
There’s some very good coaches around and I feel they need the opportunity too. It’s time for me to step back.Robbie Jackson
The 42-year old will also coach Wodonga’s under 18 football team.