Ballina boys get their second win of the Under-13 carnival
BALLINA had a convincing win on the fourth day of the LJ Hooker Ballina Under-13 cricket carnival yesterday.
It was their second win of the week with Jacob Cox and Andre Isaac both retiring on 40 to set up the innings against Tamworth at Saunders Oval, Ballina.
Bailey Crawford was unbeaten on 26 as Ballina batted out the 50 overs to register a total of 8-177.
They went on to bowl out Tamworth for 104.
Finlay Stubbs was the pick of the Ballina bowlers, taking 4-12 off his 10 overs.
Ciara Burvill showed she could mix it with the boys by chipping in with 2-6.
"We're starting to gel as a team and the boys are really enjoying the week," coach Brett Crawford said.
"We batted out the 50 overs and that was pleasing.
"It's taken us a while to click but we've improved out of sight."
Meanwhile, FNC had an 18-run loss to Bayside East Redlands at Megan Crescent Oval, Lennox Head.
Jayden Vidler stood out, scoring 26 not out.
Sam Johnston made 23 runs while Reece Gregor and Bailey Angler also played well.
Canterbury Wests were the first team through to the final after a convincing six-wicket win over Brisbane North in their semi-final at Fripp Oval, Ballina.
They will take on Central Coast, which was too strong for Manly in the other semi-final at Hill Park Oval, Wollongbar.
The final will be played at Fripp Oval, Ballina, starting at 9.30am.
Other games today:
FNC v Hawkesbury at Megan Crescent Oval, Lennox Head
Ballina v Mid North Coast at Saunders Oval No 1
Brisbane North v Manly at Kingsford Smith Park South
Newcastle v Bayside Easts Redlands at Hill Park Oval, Wollongbar
Hornsby v Hunter Valley at Kingsford Smith North
Armidale v Metro South West at Geoff Watt Oval, Alstonville
Tamworth v Toowoomba at Saunders Oval No 2