'Bar aim to stay
TINTENBAR-East Ballina captain Brett Crawford said his team was hoping to remain in the top five after the last LJ Hooker League two-day game until next year.
The ’Bar will play Alstonville at Kingsford Smith South from today.
“We definitely want to win against Alstonville, with a win meaning we can jump them by almost a game,” Crawford said.
At the same time, Crawford’s men relishes the higher-scoring two-day matches.
“It’s ideal to play the two-day games but we think the one-dayers aren’t a bad idea,” Crawford said.
“We enjoy both two-day and one-day games.
“We’ve been going OK, and we’re happy with our two-day form. We haven’t played a one-day game yet but the two-day skills transfer across.”
In this weekend’s matches, Casino will take on the South Tweed Colts at Queen Elizabeth Park, while Marist Brothers hopes to stay ahead of Brunswick-Byron on the ladder when they play at Oakes Oval.
Last-placed Murwillumbah is up against Southern Districts at Rabjones Oval and Pottsville take on Lennox Head at Seabreeze Oval.
Last year’s premiers Ballina play Lismore Workers at Fripp Oval.
Current leaders on the ladder, Cudgen, will be challenging Terranora Lakes at Reg Dalton Oval.