Cricket: Marist Brothers claim massive win over Cudgen
MARIST Brothers claimed their biggest scalp of the season in a seven-run win over Cudgen in Far North Coast LJ Hooker League cricket at Oakes Oval, Lismore, on Saturday.
Elsewhere, Alstonville took outright points against Pottsville while Lennox Head captain Andrew Lindsay led his team to a win over the Casino Cavaliers with his second century this season.
Cudgen had a tie in the first round and went on to win the rest of their one-dayers.
On Saturday they were bowled out for 218 after resuming at 0-75 in the first round of two-day games.
Brothers have become a bogey side for the defending premiers after beating them in similar circumstances last summer.
Paceman Kaleb Auld and Michael German took four wickets each as the Cudgen top order failed to fire.
Auld is now the equal leading wicket-taker in the competition with teammate Brendan Mitchell.
Alstonville quick Terry Murphy has also taken 13 wickets while German has moved to 10.
Cudgen opener Jamie Wilson was a key wicket after he scored a quickfire 40 on the first day while Alec Williams contributed with 36 as the wickets fell around them.
Brothers finished on 1-34 after 13 overs in the second innings.
Lennox Head had a determined four-wicket win at Queen Elizabeth Park, Casino.
Lindsay scored 120 not out as the Pirates chased down a hefty 270.
Both captains scored hundreds in the game with Sam Irvine making 124 the previous week.
Lindsay is dominating with the bat this season having already scored 448 runs.
He made 107 against Marist Brothers and 97 against Tintenbar-East Ballina.
The former Manly first-grader also scored 73 and 51 in wins over Alstonville and Ballina Bears.
Meanwhile, Alstonville all-rounder Terry Murphy took five wickets to lead his side to an outright win against Pottsville at Hill Park, Wollongbar.
All-rounder Jason Caught claimed 6-13 the previous week to put Alstonville in a commanding position after Pottsville were dismissed for 135 on the first day.
Alstonville declared at 5-237 after opener Aiden Linday (71) and Mitchell Pearce (75) dominated in the top order.
Tom Parsons took three wickets as captain Mitchell Pickford and Pearce needed just 2.3 overs to chase the required 12 runs.
And Tintenbar-East Ballina claimed bragging rights in the local derby against Ballina Bears at Kingsford Smith Park, Ballina.
The 'Bar resumed at 6-118 in a low-scoring affair chasing 136.
They finished at 232 with Bears all-rounder Lee Pittavino taking 4-60 from his 19 overs.
Bears openers Lee Barnett (51) and Jonny Phelps (53) batted out 26 overs as they finished on 0-114 in the second innings.
Another round of two-day games will start next Saturday.
Alstonville v Casino Cavaliers at Hill Park Oval, Wollongbar
Tintenbar v Marist Brothers at Kingsford Smith Park, Ballina
Pottsville v Cudgen at Seabreeze Oval, Pottsville
Lennox Head v Ballina Bears at Megan Crescent Oval, Lennox Head