Wide wind blows
THE wind must have been blowing across the pitches on Saturday as 107 wides were bowled in Round seven of the LJ Hooker League. Marist Brothers continued their winless form going down to Ballina Bears at Nesbitt Park, South Lismore. Brothers' opener Luke Collings was run out for the third week in a row. This week he was unlucky to be short of his ground after a Bears bowler just managed to touch a ball driven into the off-strike stumps. Brothers posted 9-159 and struggled to contain a confident Bears outfit. Shane Staples scored an undefeated 66 and the Bears lost four wickets in reaching the target. n ALSTONVILLE'S Terry Murphy was run out for a diamond duck in their win over Terranora Lakes at Hill Park, Alstonville. Nathan Collins top scored with 71 and Josh Slater posted 40 before Alstonville was all out for 190. Slater backed up with the ball snaring 4-39 as Terranora could only post 9-143 in reply. n IN THE battle of underperforming Tweed Teams, Pottsville showed why they are sitting at the bottom of the ladder against South Tweed Colts at Seabreeze Sports Fields, Pottsville. South Tweed batted first and posted 8-193. In reply Pottsville was all out for 142 and remains winless for the season. n BYRON-Brunswick lost the match they needed to win against Cudgen at Thompson Oval. The composite team could only manage 119 with the bat and Cudgen reached the target with seven wickets in hand. A win would have seen Byron-Brunswick move into to the top four but they are now seven-points adrift in fifth with matches against Casino, Souths and Tintenbar looming early when the competition resumes after Christmas. n SOUTHERN Districts' Paul Fredericks, Paul McLean and Chris Jones snared three wickets each to contain Lennox Head to 177 at Megan Crescent Oval, Lennox Head. Paul Everingham top scored for Lennox with 39 and Dan McColl added 31. Souths chased the target comfortably with Richard Nind adding 30 and Rex Parish notching up 46 to secure the win at 6-181. n CASINO Cavaliers put on a classy display to beat Lismore Workers by 112 runs at Oakes Oval. The Cavaliers' top order all contributed as Sam Irvine top scored with 74, Scott Shephard added 34 and Myles McDowell posted 48 to put the visitors in command with 210. Workers' Dominic Marsh snared 4-23 and added an undefeated 25 with the bat. Michael Knight managed 35 but the team struggled, slipping to 9-98.