Alstonville collapses for 93 in final rematch
ALSTONVILLE all-rounder Jason Caught faced only one ball at the crease before a hamstring injury forced him from the field in Far North Coast LJ Hooker League cricket at the weekend.
Caught went down after playing a cover drive and had to be helped from the field by a handful of Cudgen players before his team- mates got to him.
It is the latest injury setback for the talented left-arm quick who has missed plenty of cricket over the past few years with a back injury.
His wicket was not going to change the result with Cudgen opening batsman Caleb Ziebell dominating at the crease scoring 183 in the one-day game at Reg Dalton Oval, Kingscliff.
Alstonville was always going to struggle chasing 309, and the game turned into a thrashing when it was dismissed for a paltry 93 in reply.
It looks certain to be without Caught for at least a few weeks but has all- rounders Steve Mison and Steve Robb to return.
Cudgen was without all-rounder Pat Rosser and Terry Wilson, and fast bowler Terry Murphy has returned for Alstonville after a short stint on the Gold Coast.
In other games, Pottsville opener Jayden Hoare scored a double century when his side crushed a struggling Murwillumbah at Rabjones Oval, Murwillumbah.
It looks set to be a long year for Murwillumbah after Hoare scored 210 runs, hitting 29 fours and nine sixes along the way.
Opening batsman Jamie Bennett hit 14 fours on his way to 88 and top order batsman Conor McDowell was unbeaten on 50 with Pottsville 2-417 after 40 overs.
It took Pottsville just 19.3 overs to bowl out Murwillumbah for 64.
Elsewhere, the Lennox Head top-order batsmen led the way for the Pirates against the Casino RSM Cavaliers at Megan Crescent Oval, Lennox Head.
Angus Callan and Toby Leeds both scored 60 and captain Andrew Lindsay contributed 43 as Lennox finished 9-236.
Casino captain Trent Bennett top-scored for his team, with Josh Haugh taking four wickets to help bowl out Cavaliers for 159.
And Tintenbar-East Ballina chased down 173 with 12.1 overs left against Marist Brothers at Neilson Park, Lismore.
Top-order batsman Luke Hamilton scored 54 runs for the 'Bar.