Sam Reading, from the Far North Coast team, keeps wicket as New Zealand’s Jeremy Winchester drives a ball straight at Nielson Park, East Lismore, yesterday.
Sam Reading, from the Far North Coast team, keeps wicket as New Zealand’s Jeremy Winchester drives a ball straight at Nielson Park, East Lismore, yesterday. CATHY ADAMS

Locals humble travelling Kiwis

CASINO Cavalier players Wes Koskela and Sam Dietrich starred for a local colts team when they defeated a travelling New Zealand Under-21 development team at Nielson Park, East Lismore, yesterday.

On a good batting deck, the tourists were bowled out for 198, with Koskela snaring 2-11 and Jake Nind taking 2-38.

The young Northern Rivers side chased down the total with five overs remaining, with Koskela top-scoring on 70, Dietrich remaining unbeaten on 54 and Sam Reading scoring 42.

It was the last of the Canterbury side’s tour games in Northern NSW.

SCOREBOARD

Northern Rivers 5-202 (W Koskela 70, S Dietrich 54n.o., S Reading 42; J Gibbons 2-41) d NZ Development Team 198 (J Winchester 53, W Nicholls 21; W Koskela 2-11, J Nind 2-38, J Hellyar 2-61).



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