Joint team set for Webb Shield

By STEVE SPINKS THE Lismore District Cricket Association will invite Casino players to join it in a combined Webb Shield team this summer. Lismore, which finished bottom in its inaugural Webb Shield season, struggled for numbers at various times because of scheduling conflicts.

It is hoped the Casino Cavaliers L J Hooker League outfit will supply some quality players. The Webb Shield involves teams from Lismore, the Gold Coast, Tweed and Ipswich.

The Lismore coach will be Dominic Marsh, with Daniel Rowlands and Bruce Jobson, both from the Eastern Districts club, the co-selectors.

Meanwhile, the reserve grade name has been scrapped from the Lismore club competition.

With many of the best local players involved in the new-look Hooker League, Lismore has promoted reserve grade to first grade and all six major clubs are expected to compete.

The first ball will be bowled on October 6, with two full rounds of two-day matches.

A one-day competition will be played on Friday nights and Sundays during the season.

The LDCA has returned all its executive, except for Shaun Grainger, who takes over as secretary.

LDCA executive: President, Jeff Walsh; treasurer, David Went; secretary, Shaun Grainger; assistant secretary, Norm Ryder; vice-president, John Lee; junior vice-president, Ken Bridge; selectors, Bruce Jobson, Daniel Rowlands, Dominic Marsh; Lismore coach, Dominic Marsh.

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