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Head Boy On His Way To The Oval

Head Boy Jordon Joseph has been chosen to be part of the volunteer team for the ICC World Twenty20 England 2009.

Jordon will be able to watch his cricketing heroes battle it out, as he will be one of the helpers at the international sporting event which kicks off in London tomorrow (June 5).

This is a dream come true for Jordon who gained his cricket coaching qualifications this year and who coaches the CBA Under 13s cricket team.

The Sixth Form student said: "I think the event will help me develop my cricket skills as I will be watching the game played at the highest level.

"It will be great to be part of such a major event."

Jordon applied for the post two months ago after reading an appeal for volunteers on the English Cricket Board website.

After filling out an application form detailing his current role in cricket he was selected.

He will be part of the volunteer team at the famous Oval cricket ground in London and the first of his four volunteer duties starts on Saturday, June 6th when he help out at the Australia versus West Indies match. The following day he will be part of the team at the England versus Pakistan game.

The student, who is studying A Levels in Business and Travel and Tourism, is also hoping that being part of such a big sporting occasion will help with his event management skills.

He said: "Event management is one of the careers I am interested in pursuing so being part of this event will give me a real taste of what is involved."

This is the second ICC World Twenty20 - the inaugural event took place in South Africa in 2007 - with India defeating Pakistan in the final.

Like the name suggests, the quick version of the traditional cricket game is made up of 20 overs, with the team that scores the most runs during the total overs taking the winners spot.