TINTENBAR-East Ballina all-rounder Abe Crawford led his side to a crushing 107-run win over Alstonville in Far North Coast LJ Hooker League cricket.

Crawford scored 154 not out as the 'Bar finished on 2-282 from its 40 overs in the one-day game at Kingsford Smith Park, Ballina.

He has had a big start to the season after being one of the leading bowlers in the team in recent years.

Last season he scored 183 runs and took 16 wickets.

He has already scored 294 runs and taken seven wickets after five rounds of one-day games this season.


Tintenbar captain Nathan Hoey scored 57 not out and in-form top-order batsman Luke Hamilton 44.

Alstonville made 175 in reply with Kristiaan Ezzy (43) and Jason Caught (33) the top scorers.

Aaron Klassen was the pick of the Tintenbar bowl-ers, taking 4-37 from his eight overs.

In other games on Saturday, Casino had a two-run win over Pottsville at Queen Elizabeth Park, Casino.

The home side were sent in to bat with opener Sam Dietrich setting up the innings by scoring 63.

Sam Irvine, batting at No 4, continued his strong start to the season with 61 as the Cavaliers set a challenging target of 229.

But Pottsville were determined to make a game of it with opener Charley Nash producing 91.

Wade Sweeney and Mark Mison took care of the rest of the batting order, taking five wickets between them.

Elsewhere, Cudgen bats-men dominated in a 121-run win over Lennox Head at Megan Crescent Oval, Lennox Head.

Caleb Ziebell did the damage with bat and ball, scoring 123 not out and taking 4-11 off four overs in a remarkable all-round performance.

Lennox Head were bowled out for 175 in reply.

And Ballina Bears had a 38-run win over Marist Brothers at Oakes Oval, Lismore.

The Bears' middle order scored the runs with Leo Anderson making 70 and Lee Barnett 68.

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