NICE SHOT: Ballina Bears batsman Justin Moore was one of the standout players in first round of the FNC LJ Hooker Twenty20.
NICE SHOT: Ballina Bears batsman Justin Moore was one of the standout players in first round of the FNC LJ Hooker Twenty20. Mitchell Craig

Big Show leads the way for Ballina

NORTHERN Star sports editor Mitchell Craig names his top five players from the first round of the Far North Coast LJ Hooker League Twenty20 competition at the weekend.

The second round of the T20 format will be played this weekend with finals later in the season.

Justin Moore, Ballina Bears

GREAT start to the season for the Ballina captain scoring 87 runs when Bears beat the Casino RSM Cavaliers in their first game of the season on Saturday afternoon.

He opened the batting and hit 12 boundaries in a well orchestrated innings at Fripp Oval, Ballina.

Moore is a current NSW Country representative and playing at Ballina for a third straight year after moving to the region from Sydney.

Jamie Wilson, Cudgen

SCORED the first century of the season and brought it up in blistering fashion against Lennox Head at Seabreeze Oval, Pottsville.

He was unbeaten on 104 and caused plenty of damage from opening bat in both games on the day

Earlier, Wilson scored 40 runs when Cudgen beat Pottsville in the season-opener.

Sam Irvine, Casino RSM Cavaliers

AN impressive half century and mature innings from Irvine which helped his side to a first up win against Marist Brothers.

His 53 from opening bat was the difference between the sides with the Cavaliers going on to win by six runs.

The Cavaliers had to field twice with the second game against Ballina immediately following the win against Brothers.

Irvine scored 14 runs in that game while new captain Sam Dietrich top-scored in the middle-order with 34.

Jason Caught, Alstonville

ONE of the best all-round performances with bat and ball at the weekend was from the lanky left-arm Alstonville quick.

He took 4-18 off his four overs and followed it up in a middle-order partnership with all-rounder Terry Murphy.

Murphy top-scored on 45 not out while Caught hung around with him scoring 18 runs as they reached Brothers total with just four balls remaining.

Caleb Ziebell, Cudgen

TALENTED sportsman who has only just come off a stellar season playing front-row for Cudgen in Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League.

Steered Cudgen to it's first win on Saturday when he was 79 not out from opening bat.

Cudgen are the defending premiers in the one-day and two-day format and will be favourites to add another feather to their cap when the new Twenty20 final is played.

The one-day competition starts next week.



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