Bats lead Brothers to their first win
MARIST Brothers have broken through for their first win of the season in a one-day game against Alstonville in Far North Coast LJ Hooker League cricket at Oakes Oval, Lismore.
Brothers set a reasonable total of 6-220 with most batsmen contributing.
Sam Martin has opened the batting in previous seasons but this time top- scored batting at No 4 with 60 runs.
Captain Brad Cleaver (30), Lachlan Barnsley (38), Jack Cooper (31) and Kaleb Auld (33 not out) also chipped in.
Alstonville looked on target in the run chase with opening batsman Mitchell Pearce scoring 58.
His 56-run stand with all- rounder Steve Mison boosted them to 4-154.
Mison went on to score his third half century of the season before he was run out for 55.
All-rounder Jason Caught finished 27 not out as the rest of the wickets fell around him at 9-193 after 40 overs.
Stuart Rose was the pick of Brothers' bowlers, taking 3-36 from his six overs.
Elsewhere, opening batsman Callum Carmont top-scored with 83 against his former club as Tintenbar-East Ballina beat Lennox Head at Megan Crescent Oval, Lennox Head.
The Pirates had to use plenty of bowlers with captain Andrew Lindsay and all-rounder Adam Armistead out injured.
Tintenbar were bowled out for 252 with two balls remaining.
Lennox Head are yet to win a game this season with only four players taking the field on Saturday from the team that played in the final against Cudgen last season.
However, Angus Callan made the most of his opportunity, opening the batting and scoring 79.
He was the key wicket for the 'Bar with tight bolwing restricting the home side to 7-188.
Elsewhere, Jake Wilson and all- rounder Sam Adams took three wickets each as Ballina Bears beat the Casino Cavaliers at Fripp Oval, Ballina.
The Cavaliers were always going to struggle at 3-9 after Mitchell Grimston, Joe Olive and Sam Irvine were all dismissed without scoring.
Opening batsman Trent Bennett top-scored with 42 as Casino did well to bat out 36 overs and reach 138 after the early collapse.
The Cavaliers were determined to make a game of it and took seven wickets before the experienced Ben Carruthers (27 not out) and Lee Pittavino (11 not out) steered Bears home.
And Cudgen had a 48-run win over Pottsville in the Tweed derby at Seabreeze Oval, Pottsville.
All-rounder Caleb Ziebell opened the batting and scored 74 while captain Terry Wilson led the way with the ball, taking 3-8.
Top-order batsman Aaron Laycock scored 50 for Pottsville after his 82 against Lennox Head last week.