Interdistrict debut may be delayed

By STEVE SPINKS

sport@northernstar.com.au

AFTER claiming 5-25 for Lismore Workers last weekend, left-arm paceman Jason Caught has been elevated to the Lismore interdistrict cricket team for their must-win match against Tweed at Oakes Oval, Lismore, in round three of the SCG Trust NSW Country Cup.

Caught bowled his side to their first victory of the season over Norths-Goonellabah RSL and has been rewarded with his first Lismore cap.

The talented youngster will form a potent pace battery which is spearheaded by former NSW Country representative Ian Gregory.

Gregory and his Eastern Districts teammate Brett Ruttley and Marist Brothers' Adam Thompson have all be in strong form for Lismore this season.

But Caught may miss his representative debut because of rain. Already the Far North Coast LJ Hooker League has been cancelled for this weekend, with all turf wickets in Lismore and Ballina out of action.

A decision on synthetic wickets in Ballina will be made this morning at 7 o'clock, with bulletins posted on local radio. Lismore synthetic wickets were still open at the time of print and were to be used at the hirers' discretion. Lismore Council's wet weather hotline is 6627 4111.

Normally Lismore would be in the box seat against Tweed, with the higher seeded team usually progressing in the case of a washout.

But that only happens in rounds one and two.

Because this is a round-three match, the two sides' batting averages will be compared, with the higher going through. But it is a complicated process and there is some conjecture as to the procedure because Lismore has played two matches while the Tweed has played one and had a bye.

A decision on the Oakes Oval pitch for Sunday will be made at lunchtime today.

LISMORE: B Jobson (c), L Collings, B Lofts, A Nind, J Caught, M Tucker, W Koskela, B Ruttley, J McKinnon, D Marsh, I Gregory, A Thompson.

TWEED: C Wilson (c), T Wilson, R Willoughby, H Wilson, P Dhillon, A Chapman, J Wilson, J Walle, C Moase, D King, L Baker, C Carroll.



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