Cricket: Casino Cavaliers humble the Bears
A HAT-TRICK to Pottsville all-rounder Jamie Tripp and a four-wicket haul by Casino Cavaliers veteran Al Nowlan highlighted a day where bowlers dominated in Far North Coast LJ Hooker League cricket.
Overnight storms and rain on Friday meant it was always going to be difficult for batsmen at the weekend.
The Cavaliers were big winners, bowling out Bears for only 81 after declaring at 8-211 the previous week.
Bears were 4-2 at one point before English recruit Sam Burdock used his experience on rain-affected wickets to score more than half the runs with 43 not out.
It was all over after 33.3 overs with fast bowler Tom Carlton finishing with 3-2 from his six overs.
In other games, Lennox Head is now second on the ladder after a 99-run win over Marist Brothers at Oakes Oval, Lismore.
The Pirates added another 26 runs to set a target of 222 before bowling out Brothers for 122.
All-rounder Luke Hamshaw was unbeaten on 35 while Cooper Stahl was the other main contributor in the middle-order for Brothers with 27.
All-rounder Adam Huxtable continued his recent good form by taking three wickets for Lennox Head.
Elsewhere, Cudgen is back on top of the ladder and 10 points clear after a dominant outright win over Alstonville at Reg Dalton Oval, Kings- cliff.
Alstonville resumed its second innings at 9-134 after a disastrous first innings of 41 on the opening day.
They were able to add another 27 runs before Cudgen took control in its second innings.
Needing 101 runs for maximum points, top-order batsman Tait Burns scored 49 and opener Caleb Ziebell remained 42 not out.
And Pottsville jumped to fifth with a win over Tintenbar-East Ballina at Seabreeze Oval, Pottsville.
A middle-order partnership between Abe Crawford (50) and Brett Crawford (41) was not enough as the 'Bar was all out for 167 chasing 230.
Lennox Head 57
Tintenbar-East Ballina 57
Marist Brothers 50
Ballina Bears 39
Casino Cavaliers 23