Simon Milenko hits the crease while opening the bowling for Lismore against Ballina in the Under-19 interdistrict final at Oake
Simon Milenko hits the crease while opening the bowling for Lismore against Ballina in the Under-19 interdistrict final at Oake

Captain?s ton leads Lismore to victory



CAPTAIN Simon Milenko hit 118 not out to ensure Lismore continued its dominance of the Far North Coast Under-19 interdistrict cricket competition with an easy win over Ballina in the final yesterday.

Milenko, who will play cricket in England this year, was a class above the opposition as he took his team to 6-217 from its 50 overs at Oakes Oval, Lismore.

In reply, Ballina made 159, bowled out in the 47th over.

Mitchell Pickford (47) provided good support for Milenko with the bat, figuring in a 116-run partnership for the fourth wicket.

Josh Blackler (4-19), Chris Jones (3-26) and Wes Koskela (2-11) were the best of the Lismore bowlers.

FAR NORTH COAST UNDER-19 INTERDISTRICT FINAL

LISMORE v BALLINA

(at Oakes Oval, Lismore, yesterday)

Lismore won the toss

LISMORE innings:

L Cleaver, lbw Izzard 28

A Soni, c ? b Lacey 3

S Milenko, not out 118

W Koskela, b Kassim 0

M Pickford,

c ? b Oxenford 47

J Blackler, b Izzard 4

A Forrester, b Oxenford 0

M Parrish, not out 9

Sundries 8

TOTAL 6-217

Fall: 13 62 63 179 189 190.

Bowling: B Lacey 8-0-30-1, R Oxenford 9-0-37-2, A Izzard 10-2-36-2, R Kassim 6-1-23-1, T Clarke 6-0-23-0, J Lewis 4-0-21-0, S Barnes 7-0-42-0.

BALLINA innings:

A Izzard, b Holt 17

C Mills, c and b Koskela 28

R Kassim,

c Milenko b Blackler 30

J Everingham,

c Soni b Koskela 5

T Clarke,

c Koskela b Blackler 36

J Lewis, c Parrish b Jones 11

J Rudgley,

c Milenko b Blackler 0

P Kenyon,

c Parrish b Blackler 10

R Oxenford,

c Milenko b Jones 3

B Lacey, b Jones 1

S Barnes, not out 1

Sundries 17

TOTAL 159

Fall: 30 59 71 118 132 134 142 155 157 159.

Bowling: S Milenko 5-3-10-0, M Parrish 3-0-28-0, M Holt 3-1-8-1, C Jones 6.1-0-26-3, W Kos-kela 7-3-11-2, J Saye 2-0-21-0, A Forrester 10-3-34-0, J Blackler 10-1-19-4.

Lismore won.



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